Beena Saraswathy is working as Assistant Professor in the institute. She has completed M.Phil. in Applied Economics and Doctoral Degree in Economics from Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala (Jawaharlal Nehru university, New Delhi). Her doctoral study examined the implications of mergers and acquisitions on technological performance, production efficiency and market competition.
Before joining ISID, she had been working with Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) and Competition Commission of India (CCI) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. In ICRIER, her work was cantered on the Regulatory Issues in the Indian Pharmaceutical Industry with focus on the functioning of Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) and State Drug Control authorities. CCI regulates mergers and acquisitions and other forms of antitrust issues in India. She had been part of combination case teams for assessing various combination cases in India. She has also presented papers in various national and international conferences, in and outside India.
Her research interests include market competition, mergers and acquisitions, pharmaceutical industry, business groups in India and contemporary development issues.
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