Amitendu Palit

Senior Research Fellow and Research Lead (Trade and Economics), Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore    

Amitendu Palit is Senior Research Fellow and Research Lead (trade and economics) in the Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) in the National University of Singapore. He is member of the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Trade and Investment. 

Earlier, Amitendu worked for several years in the Ministry of Finance, India, and in the Ministries of Industry and Civil Supplies.  He wrote Annual Economic Surveys and participated in annual budgetary consultations. He was on Advisory Committees of the Planning Commission and ILO. He is Senior Research Fellow (Honorary) at Wong Centre for Study of MNCs.

Amitendu’s research includes global trade policies, regional supply chains, trade agreements, regional connectivity, and India's public policies. His edited and authored books include 'Globalisation Impacts: Countries, Institutions and COVID19' (2022, Springer), 'Seeking Middle Ground: Land, Markets and Public Policy' (2019, OUP), ‘Seven Decades of Independent India’ (2018, Penguin) 'Employment Policy in Emerging Economies' (2017, Routledge), 'The Transpacific Partnership, China and India: Economic and Political Implications' (2014; Routledge), 'China India Economics: Challenges, Competition and Collaboration' (2011; Routledge) and 'Special Economic Zones in India: Myths and Realities' (2008; Anthem Press). He has published in several peer-reviewed academic journals.

Amitendu is a columnist for 'Financial Express' and writes for China Daily and East Asia Forum. He is an expert for BBC, Bloomberg News, Channel News Asia, CNBC, ABC, CGTN, Doordarshan (India) and All-India Radio. He is a visiting faculty for several management and business schools and consultant for Commonwealth Secretariat, ILO, UNDP, Copenhagen Consensus and IIFT India. An Indian national, he is married to Parama Sinha Palit and is based in Singapore.