School of Transnational Governance

Pralok Gupta

Pralok Gupta

Fellowship period: 1 February - 30 June 2021

Topic: Analysing Global Value Chains for E-commerce/Digital Platforms and Their Policy Implications.

 Pralok Gupta

Pralok Gupta is Associate Professor at the Centre for WTO Studies of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade in New Delhi. He had also served in State Civil Services and Industrial Finance Corporation of India.

He has been actively engaged in policy making by Government of India on trade and macroeconomic issues. He has been a member of India’s negotiating team for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement for negotiating E-commerce and Trade in Services chapters. Moreover, Pralok has been appointed as expert member of various task forces and committees of the government and industry associations in India.

Pralok has been actively engaged in providing training on various trade issues to the delegates and diplomats from developing and least leveloped countries (LDCs). This included specialised trainings to high level delegations from Ethiopia, Mongolia, Myanmar and Afghanistan. He has also developed specialised courses and case studies for such specialised training programs.

Pralok has been associated with consultancy and research projects for OECD, British High Commission, UK India Education and Research Initiative (UKIERI), European University Institute (EUI), and the South African Institute of International Affairs. At the EUI, he proposes to work on Global Value Chains for E-commerce/Digital Platforms.