- Associate Professor, Economics and International Business, Institute of Management Technology
Dr. Kasturi Das is Professor of Economics at the Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad (Delhi-NCR), India. She is a Member of the E15 Expert Group on ‘Measures to Address Climate Change and the Trade System’ under the aegis of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) and the World Economic Forum (WEF), and in 2019 she has been a Chevening CRISP Fellow at the University of Oxford.
Previously, Kasturi has held senior faculty positions in various Indian government think tanks, including the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) [Ministry of External Affairs], and the Centre for WTO Studies (IIFT) [Ministry of Commerce and Industry]. She has also worked with the Oxfam-GB.
She advised the Government of India on climate policy and WTO-related issues. She was awarded the ‘Governance of Clean Development Visiting Fellowship’ under the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) project ‘Governance of Clean Development’ at the University of East Anglia, UK.
Kasturi has consulted with numerous institutions, including the UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute), SAWTEE (South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics and Environment), ICRIER (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations); ICAI (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India), among others.
She has published extensively in a number of refereed journals that include Global Environmental Change, Journal of International Economic Law, Journal of World Intellectual Property, Journal of World Trade, Carbon and Climate Law Review, Renewable Energy Law and Policy Review, Economic and Political Weekly, among others. She has also contributed in several edited volumes including in Edward Elgar’ s Research Handbook on Environment, Health and the WTO and Research Handbook on the Protection of Intellectual Property under WTO Rules. She serves as a referee for a number of journals, including Climate Policy, World Development, and Journal of World Intellectual Property.
Her current areas of research interests include the interface of climate change issues with international trade and technology transfer, WTO-related issues, intellectual property rights, business sustainability, among other areas.
She has a PhD in Economics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.