Amrita works with the Rural Futures and the Business, Markets and State clusters at IDS. Her ongoing research explores the political economy of trade protection, agricultural commercialization in Sub-Saharan Africa, innovation and inclusive structural change.
Amrita holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Sussex. She has also taken up various teaching roles at IDS, SOAS, University of Sussex, and University of Bath. Her past research roles have included working with the Commonwealth Secretariat in London, the Ministry of Commerce in India, WTO Geneva, ITAD Brighton and United Nations ESCAP. She is particularly interested in working on political economy issues for India and developing countries.