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Poonam Singh (Mehra)


Primary:    Economics                         Secondary: Finance


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Educational Qualifications

PhD (2005-2010) Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai

Dissertation: Mergers and Acquisitions: Firm Size, Market Structure and Regulation


Academic Affiliation:

Assistant Professor

Area of Research:

Applied Econometrics, Corporate Governance, Financial Regulation, Industrial Organization, Public Policy


Publications/ Articles/ Cases

Journal Publications:

Singh, P. (2013). Convergence in Emerging Markets: The Case of Abuse of Dominant Position in Competition Policy, Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics

Singh, P. (2012). Do Poor Institutions Attract Mergers and Acquisitions, South Asian Journal of Macroeconomics and Public Finance

Mehra, P. (2011). Supranational Agency: A Solution for Conflict in International Mergers?, Homo Oeconomicus, EURAS Yearbook of Standardization

Kar, S. and P. Mehra (2007). Risk Sharing in labour Market: Evidence from some Industries in India, Indian Economic Journal

Book Chapter:

Babu, P.G, V. Kumar and P. Singh. (2012) Prosecuting Corruption in India: Evidence from Karnataka, India Development Report

Working Papers:

Ranganathan, K. and P. Singh (2014) Reference Price Bias and Regulations in Indian Mergers and Acquisitions, NSE Working Paper WP/13/2014.

Mehra, P. (2008). Conflict in Cross Border Mergers: Effect of Firm and Market Size, IGIDR Working Paper 2008-030

Selected Conference Papers:

Institutional Development and Business Group Affiliation Value: Theory and Evidence, Finance Market Association, USA, October 15-18,2014

Competition or Comparative Advantage: What Drives Mergers and Acquisition?, European Economic and Finance Society Conference, Istanbul, June 14-17, 2012

Choice between Merger and Cartel, Annual Meeting of the Austrian Economic Association, Vienna, May 23-24 2008

News Paper/Popular Press:

Kumar, V. and P, Singh. (June 7, 2013). India’s clumsy legislature and the gradually evolving competition law, East Asia Forum

Kumar, V. and P, Singh. (March 1, 2013). Competition law and the entertainment industry in India: a case of overreach?, East Asia Forum

Babu, P.G, V, Kumar, and P, Singh. (June 4, 2012). Lokpal: Lessons from Karnataka, Hindu Business Line

Kumar, V, and P, Mehra. (April 28, 2012). Prosecuting Corruption in India, East Asia Forum

Executive Education Programmes

Management Development Programmes:  

1.Productivity, Efficiency and Business Forecasting

2.Data Analytics for Decision Making

3.Finance for Non Finance Executives

4.Industrial Organization, Strategy and Competition

 Consultancy Assignments

        Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Committee, Ministry of Finance Govt. of India, August 2011 – March 2013