Provides support in economic research for the consultancy team.
Trade Economics, Research, Data Analytics.
Ria works at the intersection of the Consulting and Data Analytics teams. Her main activities include researching trade literature, trade analysis, presentation and drafting background papers, while also working with statistical tools and interactive dashboards. Ria’s main contributions are focussed around impact assessment studies, modern trade policy analysis, trade development studies and e-commerce assessments. Specifically, Ria has recently been actively involved in an impact assessment of a possible UK-India Trade Agreement, the impact of a country’s accession of the Eurasian Economic Union, and the drafting of e-commerce assessments in countries in the Asia-Pacific and Africa, amongst others. Ria also contributes to the company’s support on COVID-19 recovery by designing dashboards and writing articles.
Below are some of Ria’s most recent advisory work for clients:
- Identifying trade and investment opportunities for the public and private sector using trade and market analysis tools while designing strategies around the same.
- Analysing the level of adoption of e-commerce by different LDCs and developing nations across Africa and Asia-Pacific.
- Deep dive research and analysis on agricultural value chains across African countries for investment opportunities.
- Researching the implications of trade agreements for the private sector, such as the potential for UK-India trade and investment flows.
Ria holds a BA in Economics and Statistics from St Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad in India, and she is currently pursuing her MSc in Development Economics at SOAS, University of London. She has also completed two summer schools from the London School of Economics and Political Science and the University of Cambridge. She also has formal training in R coding language, SPSS and VBA.
- Native in Hindi.
- Fluent in English.