Manoj Pant is Professor at the Centre for International Trade and Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi since 1985. Prior to that, he was teaching Economics in Delhi University since about 1975. He has also been a guest lecturer in business schools of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow and the Indian institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), Delhi and a visiting scholar at the Department of Economics, Columbia Univeristy, Massachussets, USA.
He has about 45 publications in international referred journals and three books. Apart from his academic pursuits, Prof. Pant has spoken extensively at various public fora of organisations like UNCTAD, OXFAM and other non-governmental organisations on issues relating to trade negotiations, investment and competition policy. He was expert member of the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India group on Environmental issues in the WTO, of the consultative group on trade issues of the Planning Commission, a member of the technical committee of the Ministry of Human Resource Development for WTO and Trade in Educational Services and Chairman of the Project Review Committee, Department of Scientific and Industrial research, Government of India. Currently he is also member, Governing Committee, Centre for WTO studies, Ministry of Commerce. He also writes a monthly column for India’s leading financial daily The Economic Times. Prof. Pant has been Economic Advisor and consultant to the Govt. of Nagaland since about 2002.
Turning to the pharmaceutical sector for enhancing India-Pakistan trade
23 Jul 2014
Various efforts have been made to normalise trade relations between India and Pakistan in the past few years; yet, several barriers remain. This column examines the trade potential in pharmaceuticals – a fast growing sector in world trade – between the two countries. It finds that there is huge, untapped potential in Indo-Pak pharmaceuticals trade, and suggests policy measures to propel trade and investment in the sector.
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