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Anil Sharma
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Ph.D. (Agricultural Economics)
  Research Interests
Agricultural Trade
Reforms in the Agricultural Sector
Rural Credit
Rural Infrastructure
Rural Development
  Current Projects
Think Tank Initiative
India's Cotton Revolution
Evaluating Performance of National Rural Employment Guarantee Act
A Study of Issues Originating from New Draft Framework Agreement on Agriculture
India's Trade and Cooperation on Agriculture with Mercosur and SACU
Fertiliser Consumption and Agricultural Output
Policy Reforms in Sugar Sector
  Policy Outreach
Advised the Ministry of Commerce and Industry on trade negotiations in agriculture under the WTO Agreement on Agriculture from 1998 to 2009, and has been a member of Indian Official Delegations for the Official and Ministerial Meetings.
He has also been a member of several High Powered Committees, Inter Ministerial Groups, Expert Groups and Technical Advisory Committees constituted by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Planning Commission, Ministry of Agriculture, and Industry Chambers.
He has been a visiting researcher at the International Trade Division of the World Bank, Washington, D.C., consultant to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Rome, and Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila, and a Post Doctoral Fellow at the Research Institute for Agricultural Economics, Budapest.
He has delivered guest lectures on various issues related to Indian agriculture, trade policy, and reforms in Indian agriculture at leading economic think tanks, and writes off and on for India’s leading financial dailies – The Economic Times, The Financial Express, and Business Standard.
  Select Publications and Working Papers
Evaluating Performance of National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2009, NCAER
The Kisan Credit Card Scheme: Impact, Weaknesses and Further Reforms.2005, NCAER
Assessing the Impact of Transport and Energy Infrastructure on Poverty Reduction, 2005,(jointly with Cynthia C. Cook, Tyrrell Duncan, Somchai Jitsuchon and Wu Guobao), Asian Development Bank, Manila
Export Competitiveness of Selected Agricultural Commodities, 1994 (jointly with Ashok Gulati, Kailash Sharma, Shipra Das and Vandana Chhabra) NCAER.
Contributions to Books
Is higher demand for biofuels fuelling food prices?, Economic and Political Weekly , Vol. 43 (32), 2008
“La agricultura en la India independiente”, Economia Exterior, Number 39, 2006/07, 2007
Understanding India's Aggressive and Defensive Stance in Agricultural Trade Negotiations in Pierre Rainelli Les Politiques Agricoles Sont-Elles Condamnees Par La Mondialisation. Paris, Institut Francais Des Relations Internationales, 2005
Markets Hold the Key to Rural Prosperity in Business Rural India, 1(1)2005
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