Fellow from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
Kalpana Tokas is currently working as an Assistant Professor in Economics at IMI Delhi. She is a Fellow from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore in the Economics and Social Sciences Area. Prior to this, she pursued her Master's degree in Economics from Gokhale Institute of Politics & Economics, Pune and her Bachelor's degree in Economics from University of Delhi. She has qualified the UGC-NET Exam in Economics and was also awarded JRF by UGC.
Dr. Tokas has presented her work in many national and international conferences and has received best paper awards at several of them including COSMAR at IISc Bangalore, the PhD Consortium at SJMSOM, IIT Bombay, the 15th AIMS International Conference at IMT Ghaziabad and the Young Scholar’s Conference at Centre for East Asian Studies, JNU. Her primary research interests lie in the fields of International Trade, Regional Integration, Global Value Chains, International Production Networks, trade in services and International Business. Studying the implications of Preferential Trade Agreements (PTAs) with 'deeper' and 'new age' provisions on trade flows at aggregated and sectoral level forms a substantive core of her current research. Her current research also involves exploring the opportunities and challenges for the Indian IT-ITeS firms in Japanese and Korean markets, in the form of differences in industrial organization, ways of doing business as well as linguistic and cross-cultural barriers