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Prof. Surendar Singh

Prof. Surendar Singh

PhD, Kumaun University, Nainital, Uttarakhand; Master in International Business, IMS Ghaziabad; Visiting Fellow, Korean Institute of International Economy



Total Years of Experience

14 Years

Brief description of Experience

He has more than 14 years of experience in research, teaching and consultancy. He has also worked as Consultant for the World Bank Group, Washington D.C and Asian Development Bank, Manilla and United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) Bangkok, Thailand. He has published several research papers, book chapters, and discussion papers. His articles have appeared in newspapers and online news portals the Hindu Business line, The Wire and Business World. He is also a recipient of Asia Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum 2017, Trade Facilitation Award Yogyakarta, Malaysia

Research Interest Areas

International Trade Policy, Industrial Policy, Global Value Chains, Export-Import Procedures, WTO, Digitalisation and Development

Consulting Interest Areas

Export-Import Procedures, Foreign Trade Policy and Procedures, Global Value Chains and International Trade Agreements

Selected Publications


Research Papers


1) Singh Surendar & Ram Singh, “Economic Imperatives of Evolving National Digital Policy: A Call for Modern Industrial Policy Framework in India, International Trade Journal, Taylor Francis Routledge, 2022 DOI: Listed as B in ABDC.
2) Singh Surendar & Ram Singh, “Revisiting the Debate on Import-led Substitution and Export-led Industrialization: Where is India heading under Self-Reliant India”, Journal of World Trade, Volume 56, Issue 1 (2022) pp. 111 – 140. Listed as B in ABDC
3) Singh Ram & Surendar Singh, “Containers Crisis & High Freight Costs: India’s Policy Ambivalence”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 56, Issue No. 44, 30 Oct 2021. Listed as B in ABDC.
4) Singh Ram & Surendar Singh, “Restricting Third Country Imports Boom or Bane for India’s Foreign Trade”? Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 56, Issue No. 2, 09 Jan 2021. Listed as B in ABDC.
5) Singh Surendar & Ram Singh, (2020) “Domestic Sources of India’s Trade Policy Preferences in RCEP Negotiations”, Journal of World Trade, Kluwer Publication, Volume 54, Issue 4 (2020) pp. 503 – 530. Listed as B in ABDC
6) Singh Ram & Surendar Singh, “Do Rules of Origin Extend Disproportionate Trade Gains Under SAFTA: A Case Study of Bicycle and Textile Industries”, Global Trade and Customs Journal, Kluwer Publication, Volume 16, Issue 2 (2021) pp. 59 – 72. Listed as B in ABDC
7) Singh Ram & Surendar Singh, “Is India Heading Towards Trade Protectionism? An Analysis of CAROTAR Rules”, International Journal of Business & Economics, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2020, pp. 129-145. Listed in Web of Science Database
8) Surendar Singh & R.C Mishra (2012), ‘SWFs Implications to Global Financial System, South Asian Journal of Management, AMDISA, A SARRC Recognized Body, Vol 19.2, 2012. Listed as C in ABDC
9) Surendar Singh & R.C Mishra (2013), ‘India’s Trade Relations with China in WTO Era, International Journal of Asian Business and Information Management, Volume 5.1, 2013. Listed as Scopus and Clarivate.

Policy Papers

1) Kabir.M, Surendar Singh and Ferrantino.M. “The Textile-Clothing Value Chain in India and Bangladesh: How Appropriate Policies Can Promote (or Inhibit) Trade and Investment, Policy Research working paper; no. WPS 8731. 2019, World Bank Group, Washington, D.C.
2) Surendar Singh, Utkarsh Mishra & Harleen Sandha (2018), ‘The Trade Facilitation Agenda of the WTO and India’s Commitments: Where does India stand? Commonwealth Trade Policy, Working Paper, 2020 ISSN, 24133175, JEL Codes: F1, F13, F15
3) Surendar Singh, ‘India’s Approach towards Bilateral, Regional and Multilateral Negotiations, Discussion Paper, CUTS International, Discussion Paper 2016

Executive Education/MDPs

FORE School of Management has been designing, developing and conducting innovative Executive Education (EE)/ Management Development Programmes (MDPs) for working executives in India for over three decades.