Sabyasachi Saha, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi, India. Previously he has been Assistant Professor at the same institute.
He is an economist with over 14 years experience, specialising in Innovation Economics, Industrial Policy and International Trade. His broad competence includes public funded R&D and technology transfer; technology, industrial development and supply chains; high-technology trade; comparative innovation and industrial policies; intellectual property rights; digital public goods; and national STI roadmaps. Apart from research, he directs capacity building programmes and has been responsible for long term work programmes at his organisation on Sustainable Development Goals, South Asia regional cooperation, BRICS and the WTO.
He obtained a PhD in Economics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi and completed Masters in Economics from the same university. During his graduate studies he has received the WIPO Prize for Young Scholars, DAAD funded fellowship of the Government of Germany and Government of India Travel award. Before joining RIS, he has worked as senior research staff at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER).
He is the current Editor of the South Asia Economic Journal published by Sage. He has co-edited two books published by Springer and has made extensive academic contributions in the form of research articles and policy briefs. He has participated in numerous academic and policy conferences/ forums globally. He has regularly participated in official policy forums of the UN, G20, BRICS, and that of the Govt. of India among others and has worked closely with various departments of the Govt. of India (and international agencies) at the apex level on projects and policy assignments. He has contributed as a Member of the T20 Task Force on Trade, Investment and Globalisation in 2019 and as Member of the T20 Task Force on SDGs in 2020, 2021 and 2022 as part of the G20 process. He was nominated as Member of the Thematic Group on Sustainable Technologies for Govt. of India’s forthcoming Science, Technology and Innovation Policy.