Senior Policy Advisor on Economic Resilience, Cabinet Office
Policy Fellow of the Centre for Science and Policy
Shachi Amdekar is an international and development economist, currently leading policy development on global economic resilience at the Cabinet Office. Prior to this role, she was based at the Department for International Trade (DIT) where she served as lead economist for trade negotiations relating to regulatory barriers to trade, and led on long-term and future trade strategy in the Office of the Chief Economist. Before joining the Civil Service, she worked in private equity and education consulting, and went on to complete her MPhil and PhD at the Centre of Development Studies at the University of Cambridge (Queens’ College). Her doctoral research focused on UK-India technology diffusion and adoption behaviour, highlighting the use of informal networks within the Indian conglomerate manufacturing sector. During her PhD, she worked as a research assistant to Professor Ajit Singh, and supervised undergraduates variously on papers in Economics, Management and Political Economy.