Suyash Rai

Deputy Director and Fellow
Carnegie India
Suyash Rai is a deputy director and fellow at Carnegie India. His research focuses on the political economy of economic reforms, and the performance of public institutions in India.
 

Education

Post Graduate Diploma in Management, Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), Gujarat
Bachelors in Computer Science, Sardar Patel University, Gujarat

Languages

English; Gujarati; Hindi

 

Suyash Rai is a deputy director and fellow at Carnegie India. His research focuses on the political economy of economic reforms, and the performance of public institutions in India. His current research looks at the financial sector, the fiscal system, and the infrastructure sector.

Rai seeks to understand the workings of the Indian state through the lens of political economy, ideological contestation, institutional design, administrative processes, and economic analysis. He further aims to situate his research in the context of the politics of modernization of Indian society, polity, and economy.

Rai has published papers in the areas of fiscal policy, financial reforms, banking regulation, and infrastructure policy. He has also published several essays and opinion pieces in various popular media outlets.

Prior to joining Carnegie India, Rai was a fellow at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), where he worked in the areas of financial regulation, infrastructure regulation, fiscal management, and public administration. He has held consulting positions with the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) of the World Bank, and with the Ministry of Finance of the Government of India. Additionally, he served as a member of the committee on framing a code on resolution of financial firms of the department of economic affairs at the Ministry of Finance, and the committee on pricing of Aadhaar-based services of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).

Rai previously worked at the Dvara Trust (then, the IFMR Trust), and as a manager for ICICI Bank. He holds a postgraduate diploma in management and an undergraduate degree in computer science. He has also received training certifications in risk management and business valuation.

  • THE QUANTUM HUB, YOURSTORY August 6, 2021
    Reshaping India’s Data Landscape: The Data Protection Bill, 2019

    As the Joint Parliamentary Committee on The Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 is yet to finalize its report. The panel scrutinizes the Bill, explores its various facets and functions of the Data Protection Authority (DPA), the apex oversight body envisaged in it.

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  • National Council of Applied Economic Research July 6, 2021
    Investing in Investor Education in India: Priorities for Action

    This workshop was part of a five-part series focusing on the Banking and Credit System within the Indian Banking Sector. This particular conversation focused on the National Strategy’s operations in the Indian Banking and Credit sector.

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  • Building BillDesk: In conversation with Ajay Kaushal
    November 18, 2021 Zoom Webinar
    Building BillDesk: In conversation with Ajay Kaushal

    On November 18, we hosted a Town Hall discussion with Ajay Kaushal, co-founder of BillDesk, India's largest electronic payment solutions platform, on his journey as a tech-entrepreneur who has revolutionized digital payments landscape in India.

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  • Measuring Trade Facilitation: Evidence from India
    November 16, 2021 Zoom Webinar
    Measuring Trade Facilitation: Evidence from India

    On November 16, we hosted a conversation with Sruti Vijayakumar, Vijay Singh Chauhan, Abhijit Das, Harsha Vardhana Singh, & Vivek Johri on how the Trade Facilitation Agreement has placed trade facilitation initiatives high on the agenda of the governments of the member economies, including India.

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  • Building an Effective Data Protection Authority in India
    June 24, 2021 Zoom Webinar
    Building an Effective Data Protection Authority in India

    The Personal Data Protection Bill 2019 is currently pending in Parliament. The bill proposes the creation of a new, independent public authority called the DPA. This workshop examined capacity constraints likely to be faced by the proposed DPA, and the need to prepare for it in advance.

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  • Book Talk: International Aid and Democracy Promotion
    March 15, 2021 Zoom Webinar
    Examining Links: International Aid and Democracy Promotion

    In his recently released book International Aid and Democracy Promotion, Prof Bann Seng investigates the link between foreign aid and the promotion of democracy, using theory, statistical tests, and illustrative case studies.

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  • Trends in India's Public Finances: Impact of Union Budget 2021-22 and 15th Finance Commission
    March 2, 2021 Zoom Webinar
    How the Union Budget 2021-22 and 15th Finance Commission Might Shape India's Public Finances

    Numerous changes to India's fiscal architecture in the last six years will have far-reaching consequences for the country's political economy, institutions, and economic policies. Suyash Rai and Josh Felman analyze the Union Budget 2021 and recommendations by the 15th Finance Commission.

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  • Understanding India’s Contentious New Farm Laws
    February 19, 2021 Zoom Webinar
    Understanding India’s Contentious New Farm Laws

    The Union government's recently introduced farm laws aimed at reforming India's agriculture sector have faced stringent opposition from farmers and traders. Anirudh Burman and Suyash Rai discuss the role and structure of these laws and their revolutionary potential for the country's rural economy.

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  • Resolution for Recovery and Resilience: A workshop on India’s Bankruptcy Resolution Framework
    October 14, 2020 Microsoft Teams Webinar
    Recovery and Resilience: A workshop on India’s Bankruptcy Resolution Framework

    Sustainable post- COVID economic recovery in India will require an efficient resolution system. This workshop will examine the need for strengthening India’s institutional infrastructure for insolvency and bankruptcy in the wake of India’s economic slowdown.

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  • Understanding Global Supply Chains during COVID19
    May 27, 2020 Zoom Webinar
    Global Supply Chains during COVID-19

    The coronavirus pandemic has forced countries to close their borders to contain the spread of the virus. This has restricted the flow of goods and people, thereby exerting debilitating pressures on global supply chains.

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  • Can MSMEs Survive the Coronavirus Pandemic?
    May 11, 2020 Zoom Webinar
    Beyond COVID-19: Pathways to Normalcy for MSMEs

    The coronavirus crisis has had a detrimental impact on India's Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector, which employs over 100 million people and contributes to almost 30 percent of India’s GDP.

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  • Data Protection & Disease Surveillance While Fighting COVID - 19
    April 29, 2020 Zoom Webinar
    Data Protection & Disease Surveillance While Fighting COVID-19

    Criticisms of the Personal Data Protection Bill, 2019 are acquiring increasing salience due to the use of technology-enabled surveillance and data collection techniques to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

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