pooja
Designation: Assistant Professor
Qualification:PhD, Economics, University of Mumbai
Specialization: International trade, FDI, Econometrics
Office: 108, UGC Building Ext:

Raised in Mumbai, Pooja joined Gokhale in 2019 after she completed her PhD in Economics from the University of Mumbai. She graduated in Economics from the D G Ruparel College. 

International trade and foreign direct investment are the areas of her research. She believes it is important for students to develop the ability to apply their knowledge to solving existing problems in our society. The focus of her teaching and research is to make students learn through this holistic approach. 

In addition to teaching and research, Pooja likes to read books that deal with varied socio-cultural aspects of society, preferably in Marathi. She loves origami, gardening and travelling.

  • Journal publications
  • Papers presented
  • Projects
  • Awards & Recognition
  • Foreign Direct Investment and Intra-Industry Trade in the Manufacturing Sector of India: A Causal Relationship. Foreign Trade Review, 52 (4), 2017 (with Hemangi K. Kelkar and L. G. Burange).
  • Productivity Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment in India’s Services Sector. Foreign Trade Review, 51 (4), 2016 (with L. G. Burange).
  • Productivity Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment in the Manufacturing Sector of India. ArthaVijnana, Vol. LVII, No. 1, March 2015 (with L. G. Burange).
  • Foreign Direct Investment and Intra-Industry Trade in the Manufacturing Sector of India: A Causal Relationship. ISFIRE Working Paper No. 9, March 2015, ISFIRE Working Paper Series (with Hemangi Kelkar and L. G. Burange).
  • Productivity Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment in India’s Services Sector. ISFIRE Working Paper No. 6, December 2014, ISFIRE Working Paper Series (with L. G. Burange).
  • Productivity Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment in the Manufacturing Sector of India. WorkingPaper No. UDE/46/01/2014, Department of Economics, the University of Mumbai (with L. G. Burange).
  • An Enquiry into the Employment of the Organised Sector of India. Journal of Indian School of Political Economy, XXIV (1-4), 109-138, December 2012.
  • An Enquiry into the Employment of the Organised Sector of India. WorkingPaper UDE 41/4/2012, Department of Economics, the University of Mumbai (with L. G. Burange).
  • Presented a paper titled “Foreign Direct Investment and Intra-Industry Trade in the Manufacturing Sector of India: A Causal Relationship”, at the International Conference on Trade and Exchange Rate Policies in the
    context of WTO: Challenges before Emerging Economies,
    28-29th September, 2015 at Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad.
  • Presented a paper titled “Productivity spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment in India’s Services Sector”, at the International Conference on “Empirical Research on Trade in Services”, August 21-22, 2014, organized by Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi.
  • Presented a paper titled “Productivity Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment in the Manufacturing Sector of India”, at the National Conference on Foreign Direct Investment: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges, March 24-27, 2014 organized by Department of Economics, Himachal Pradesh University in association with Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR).
  • Presented a paper titled “An Enquiry in to the Employment of the Organised Sector of India”at the National Seminar on Globalisation and Employment Relationships in India, July 9-10, 2012, ICSSR, Mumbai.
  • Presentation on ‘FDI in India: An Overview’, presented at the Department of Economics, University of Mumbai, for the group of students from Netherlands as a part of their Exchange Programme.

Worked as a RESEARCH ASSOCIATE in Economic and Political Weekly Research Foundation from 1 January, 2013 to 31 December, 2013 on a project funded by NABARD. The project involved building up a Rural Infrastructure Development Index across various states of India.

  1. Awarded with the “Gopal Krishna Gokhale Memorial Award” by Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics for Best Paper published in “Artha Vijnana” titled “Productivity Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment in the Manufacturing Sector of India. ArthaVijnana, Vol. LVII, No. 1, March 2015 (with L. G. Burange).”
  2. “Best Paper Award” for paper titled “Productivity Spillovers from Foreign Direct Investment in the Manufacturing Sector of India”, presented at the National Conference on Foreign Direct Investment: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges, March 24-27, 2014 organized by Department of Economics, Himachal Pradesh University in association with Indian Council for Social Science Research (ICSSR).
  3. Rewarded the ‘Mumbai University’ Scholarship for achieving 1st class in B.A.
  4. ‘Merit Certificate’ from D.G. Ruparel College for achieving 1st class in B.A.
  5. The ‘Government of India’ Scholarship for achieving 1st class in H.S.C.
  6. Secured ‘1st class’ in the Pradnyashodh Exams (Hindi) conducted by Maharashtra Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Pune.
  7. Merit Certificate for appearing for Swami Vivekanand Scholarship (Maths/Science), Maharashtra Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education, Pune.
  8. Secured ‘1st prize’ in Handwriting Competition conducted by Bank of India, Vasai.
  9. Rewarded 3rd prize in the ‘Science Seminar’ conducted by M. G. Parulekar High School, Vasai