Anurag Anand

Anurag Anand

Anurag Anand


DST-CPR, Indian Institute of Science

Research interests:

Anurag Anand is currently working with DST- Centre for Policy Research as a technical consultant for the Project Management Unit (PMU) under the National Initiative on Science, Technology and Innovation Statistics. Anurag has previously worked as a Research Associate at the Centre for Technology, Innovation and Economic Research (CTIER) Pune, an independent think tank that works around the area of economics of innovation. His research interest includes the Economics of Innovation, Technology and Innovation Policy, Industrial Economics and Microeconomics. He has published research papers on the Technology and Export performance of India’s Pharmaceutical, Motor Vehicles and IT services industry.



PhD in Economics (2014-2020)

Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Title of the Thesis: Growth of Multinational Corporations in India: An Analysis of Government Policies and Performance

M. Phil. in Economics (2011-2013)

Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar – Gujarat

Title of the Dissertation: Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Service Sector in India Since Liberalization: Special Reference to Retail Sector

M. A. in Economics (2009-2011)

Department of Economics, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow


Awards and Fellowships:

2021: “Young Researcher Award 2021” by Institute of Scholars for the paper ‘Role of Foreign MNCs in Technological Activities of India’s IT Services Industry: An Analysis from Patent Granted Data’

2018: Visiting Research Scholar at Department of Business Administration, National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) Tainan -Taiwan, under Ministry of Education, Government of Taiwan for the period of four months (3 rd March to 30 th June 2018)

2017: Visiting PhD Scholar at Department of International Economics & Management- Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Copenhagen – Denmark (From 20th January to 15th April 2017)

2014: ICSSR Institutional Doctoral Fellowship 2014-18 by CDS – Trivandrum



  • Sahoo, S. R.; Krishnapriya, V. S. and Anand A. (2023).‘Tricks of the Trade’: How Technology Intensive Manufacturing Firms in India Export (Under Review Process in Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, Submission ID: 233712105

Anand, A. (2023). “Technology and Export Performance of Indian Pharmaceutical Industry: Comparative Study of Foreign MNCs and Domestic Companies” (Under Review Process in The Indian Economic Journal)

Anand, A. (2022). “MNC’s Affiliation and Their Exports Performance A Case of India Motor Vehicles Industry”, book chapter in ‘Innovation Systems, Economic Development and Public Policy:’ Routledge India eBook ISBN 9781003353904

Anand, A. (2021).“Role of Foreign MNCs in Technological Activities of India’s Services Industry: An Analysis from Patent Granted Data,” in Asian Journal of Technology Innovation, Vol 30 (3) Pages 387-408, Taylor & Francis Group

Anand, A. and Bharti, P. (2021). “COVID-19 Pandemic and the Global Scientific Collaborations,” THE EDITION

Anand, A. (2020). “Economic Policy Reforms, Foreign Direct Investment and Patterns of MNC Presence in India: Overall and Sectoral Shares”, CDS Working Paper No. 493

Anand, A. (2019). “Technology and Export Performance of Indian Pharmaceutical Industry: Comparative Study of Foreign MNCs and Domestic Companies”, Forum for Global Knowledge Sharing Supported by TATA TRUSTS.

Anand, A. (2013). “Deforestation and Its Impact on Gujarat’s Economy”, in Contemporary Issues of Indian Economy, Segment Book, ISBN: 9789381513033, 9381513031

Anand, A. (2012). “Foreign Direct Investment in Retail Sector: Myths and Realities”, Global Journal of Finance and Management, ISSN- 0975-6477 Volume- 4(3)

 Paper Presented in Research Conferences (National/International):

‘MNC Affiliation and Their Export Performance: A Case of Indian Motor Vehicle Industry’ at the 17th Globelics International Conference: Innovation systems and sustainable development. New strategies for growth, social welfare and environmental sustainability, organized by International Center of Economic Policies for Sustainable Development, CINPE, National University of Costa Rica, Heredia from 3rd to 5th November 2021(Online mode).

‘Technology Performance of Indian Pharmaceutical Industry: Comparative Study of Foreign MNCs and Domestic Companies’ at fourth Conversation on Research (CoRe): IGIDR PhD Colloquium. Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai on November 05- 08, 2019.

‘Technology and Export Performance of Indian Pharmaceutical Industry: Comparative Study of Foreign MNCs and Domestic Companies’ at XIV Annual Conference of Forum for Global Knowledge Sharing (Knowledge Forum) Supported by TATATRUSTS, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras, Chennai on October 11-13, 2019.

Presented an open seminar on the research topic “Technological activities of foreign ICT companies in India: Evidence from company-wise patents data” at Department of Business Administration National Cheng Kung University -Tainan, Taiwan on 13th June, 2018.

Presented a poster titled “Policy Spree or Policy Paralysis: An Analysis of Technological Activities of MNCs in Indian Manufacturing Industries” in a Workshop on Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Research at DST Centre for Policy Research IISc- Bangalore during 11- 13 Dec, 2017.

‘Economic Reforms and the Patterns of MNC Presence: An Analysis of Indian Manufacturing Sector Since 2000’ at Asia Research Centre, Department of International Economics & Management- Copenhagen Business School, Denmark on March 15, 2017.

‘Foreign Direct Investment in Retail Sector: Myths and Realities’ in an International Conference on Leadership in Business and Management for Sustainable Global Economy at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi on 3rd November, 2012.