A rich and lively student-teacher interaction is at the heart of SPJIMR's success. Our faculty members are known to be great teachers, who can bring alive the subject, encourage critical thinking and offer a wider, holistic perspective that is critical in today's complex business environment.

Our faculty members are drawn from academia, industry, government sector and non-profits. Collectively, they bring in a wide range of experience in building and delivering knowledge and skills to prepare participants for leadership roles.

The teaching-learning process at SPJIMR is vastly enriched by a series of non-classroom initiatives through which our faculty help build among participants the right attitudes to enable them lead with purpose, meaning and with an idea of service to society.

The average experience of the core faculty is over 18 years, with several who have come to academics after years of experience as practitioners. In addition, we have around 20 adjunct faculty and several more visiting faculty who engage with participants of various courses.


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Anirudh Shingal

Associate Professor
Finance & Economics

Dr. Anirudh Shingal is an Associate Professor in Economics at SPJIMR. He is also a Senior Programme Associate of the Global Governance Programme at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence; a Fellow of the World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Bern and a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi. A PhD in Economics from the University of Sussex, Dr. Shingal has spent over a decade in academia and has close to 20 years of progressively responsible experience in the empirical and policy analysis of trade and development issues.

Anirudh’s research interests are in International Economics, Regional Economics, Applied Econometrics and Development, and his academic work has been published in the World Bank Research Observer, the Journal of Development Studies, the Review of International Economics, the Review of World Economics, the World Economy, and the Review of Development Economics amongst other journals. He has also authored reports for various international organizations including the World Bank, ADB, IFC, ITC, DfID, European Commission, UNCTAD, UNDP, UNEP, UNIDO and the Commonwealth Secretariat. Anirudh graduated 'summa cum laude' from the WTI with a Masters in International Law & Economics; he also has an M.A. in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and a B.A.(Hons) in Economics from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi.  


Anirudh Shingal

Associate Professor
Finance & Economics


  • Masters-level courses, WTI, University of Bern (2010-2017)
  • Microeconomics, Introductory Mathematics, Economics of Regional Integration, Trade in Services 
  • Bachelors-level courses, University of Sussex (2005-2008)
  • Microeconomics, Business Economics, Political Economy of Development 


  • Associate Professor, Economics, SPJIMR, Mumbai (Since Jan 2021)
  • Senior Fellow, ICRIER, New Delhi (Nov 2018 - Oct 2020)
  • Senior Research Fellow, World Trade Institute (WTI), University of Bern (Jan 2010 - Dec 2017)    
  • Lecturer, Masters in International Law & Economics (MILE) Programme, WTI (Oct 2010 - Dec 2017)  
  • Jean Monnet Fellow, European University Institute, Florence (Sep 2016 - Aug 2017)
  • Research Associate & Associate Tutor, University of Sussex (Oct 2005 - Sep 2009)
  • Consultant, Treasury Research, ICICI Bank, Mumbai (Jul/Dec 2007)
  • Consultant, World Bank, Washington DC (Nov 2002 - Aug 2005)
  • Trainee, Development & Economic Research Division, WTO, Geneva (Aug/Oct 2002) 
  • Economist, International Tax & Transfer Pricing Division, Arthur Andersen, New Delhi (Jun/Sep 2001)
Research & Publications

Anirudh Shingal

Associate Professor
Finance & Economics


‘The Preferential Liberalization of Trade in Services: Comparative Regionalism’, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd., 2014 (co-edited with Pierre Sauvé)

Research Papers

  • ‘Aid for trade and trade in services’, Journal of Development Studies, forthcoming (with Bernard Hoekman)
  • ‘Determinants of services trade agreement membership’, Review of World Economics, forthcoming (with Peter Egger) 
  • ‘Migration, trade and investment: towards a new common concern of humankind’, Journal of World Trade 55(1), February 2021, forthcoming (with Thomas Cottier)
  • ‘Re-estimating the effects of heterogeneous standards on trade: endogeneity matters’, The World Economy, published online on 6 October 2020 (with Malte Ehrich and Liliana Foletti)
  • ‘Public procurement, regional integration and the Belt and Road Initiative’, World Bank Research Observer, forthcoming (with Bernard Hoekman and Tanya Ghossein)
  •  ‘Aid for trade in services: definition, magnitude and effects’, Trade Law & Development 12(1): 342-354, July 2020 (invited contribution)
  • ‘Aid for trade and international transactions in goods and services’, Review of International Economics 28(2): 320-340, May 2020, https://doi.org/10.1111/roie.12452 (with Bernard Hoekman; featured as CEPR VoxEU column on 13 September 2017)
  • ‘Manufacturing growth accelerations in developing countries’, Review of Development Economics 23(4): 1696-1724, November 2019, https://doi.org/10.1111/rode.12621 (with Nobuya Haraguchi, Bruno Martorano and Marco Sanfilippo)
  • ‘Backward participation in global value chains and exchange rate driven adjustments of Swiss exports’, Review of World Economics 154(3): 537-584, August 2018, https://doi.org/ 10.1007/s10290-018-0310-z (with Dario Fauceglia, Andrea Lassmann and Martin Wermelinger)
  •  ‘Do WTO+ commitments in services trade agreements reflect a quest for optimal regulatory convergence? Evidence from Asia’, The World Economy 41(5):1223–1250, May 2018, https://doi.org/10.1111/twec.12574 (with Martin Roy and Pierre Sauvé)
  • ‘Note on labor market effects of applied services regimes and service sector reforms’, International Labour Review, 25 March 2018, https://doi.org/10.1111/ilr.12089 (with Pierre Sauvé)
  • ‘Granting preferential market access in services sequentially versus jointly with goods’, The World Economy 40(12): 2901-2936, December 2017, https://doi.org/ 10.1111/twec.12523 (with Peter Egger) 
  •  ‘Why do countries enter into preferential agreements on trade in services? Assessing the potential for negotiated regulatory convergence in Asian services markets’, Asian Development Review 33(1): 1-18, March 2016 (with Pierre Sauvé)
  • ‘Econometric analyses of home-bias in government procurement’, Review of International Economics 23(1): 188-219, February 2015 
  •  ‘Natural hedging of exchange rate risk: The role of imported input prices’, Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics 150(4): 261-296, 2014 (with Dario Fauceglia & Martin Wermelinger; featured as CEPR VoxEU column on 19 October 2012 and in the Swiss newspapers NZZ (on 21 October 2012) and NZZ Equity (on 3 April 2013))
  • ‘The services sector in India’s states:  A tale of growth, convergence and trade’, The World Economy 37(12): 1773-1793, December 2014 (featured as Ideas for India column on 17 February 2014)
  • ‘The potential of tariff policy for climate change mitigation’, Journal of World Trade 48(5): 1007-1037, October 2014 (with Thomas Cottier & Olga Nartova)
  • ‘Services globalization and sub-national demand linkages: The case of India’, Journal of International Commerce, Economics and Policy 5(1), 4 March 2014 (invited contribution)
  • ‘India and her trade agreements: What lies beneath?’ European Yearbook of International Economic Law 5(2014): 935-955 (invited contribution; with Mate Kander)
  •  ‘Services procurement under the WTO's Agreement on Government Procurement: Whither market access?’ World Trade Review 10(4): 1-23, 2011 
  • ‘Reflections on the preferential liberalization of services trade’, Journal of World Trade 45(5): 953-963, October 2011 (with Pierre Sauvé; excerpts published online on WTO’s World Trade Report 2011 discussion forum 28 June 2011)
  • ‘Inequality in Academic Performance and Juvenile Convictions: An Area-based Analysis’, British Journal of Educational Studies 59(2):143-158, 2011 (with Leon Feinstein & Ricardo Sabates)
  •  ‘Potential Benefits from a Deep EU-India Free Trade Agreement’, Asia Europe Journal 7(1): 43-62, 2009 (with Peter Holmes)
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Anirudh Shingal

Associate Professor
Finance & Economics

Anirudh Shingal

Associate Professor
Finance & Economics
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Anirudh Shingal

Associate Professor
Finance & Economics
Finance & Economics
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