Dr. Alka Chadha

Associate Professor, Economics and Business Environment

Dr. Alka Chadha
Associate Professor
Economics and Business Environment

MA- Economics(Delhi University) & Ph.D (National University of Singapore)



Dr. Alka Chadha completed her doctorate in Economics from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Masters in Economics from Delhi School of Economics and B.A. (Hons) Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. Before becoming a part of the IIM Sirmaur family, she was working as an Adjunct faculty at IIM Sambalpur and full-time faculty at IIM Trichy. She also has international work experience of working at the NUS Business School, National University of Singapore and S.P Jain Centre of Global Management, Singapore Campus.

Her teaching interests include Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Game Theory, She is the author of the book “Game Theory for Managers: Doing Business in a Strategic World”. Her research areas include Innovation, Internationalization, Servicification and FDI. She has published her work in international refereed journals including World DevelopmentIndustrial and Corporate ChangeEconomic Modelling, Scientometrics and  Applied Economics

Teaching and Research Interest

Research and Consultancy Projects

Awards And Honours

  • Research Scholarship at the National University of Singapore.


Refereed Journal Articles

  • 1. Pattnayak, S.S. and Chadha. Alka (2022), "Servicification and manufacturing exports: Evidence from India", Economic Modelling, 108. (ABDC Journal Ranking: A).
  • 2. Pattnayak, Sanja Samirana and Chadha, Alka, (2019) “India in Global Services Value Chain: A case of IT/BPM”, Journal of Southeast Asian Economies,36(2), 204-23.
  • 3. Pattnayak, Sanja Samirana and Chadha, Alka, (2016) “Is health care a luxury? The debate revisited with new evidence from emerging economies” Applied Economics, 48 (34), 3195-3207. (ABDC Journal Ranking: A).
  • 4. Pattnayak, Sanja Samirana and Chadha, Alka (2013) “Technical Efficiency of Indian Pharmaceutical Firms: A Stochastic Frontier Function Approach” Productivity: A Quarterly Journal of the National Productivity Council, April-June, 54 (1), 54-62.
  • 5. Chadha, Alka. and Oriani, Raffael. (2010) “R&D market value during weak intellectual property protection: The case of India”, Scientometrics, 82 (1), 59-74. (ABDC Journal Ranking: A).
  • 6. Kumar, Nagesh and Chadha, Alka (2009) “India’s outward foreign direct investments in steel industry in a Chinese comparative perspective”, Industrial and Corporate Change, 18 (2), 249-267. (ABDC Journal Ranking: A).
  • 7. Chadha Alka (2009, “Product cycles, innovation and exports: A study of Indian pharmaceuticals”, World Development, 37 (9), 1478-1483. (ABDC Journal Ranking: A).
  • 8. Chadha Alka (2009), “TRIPs and patenting activity: Evidence from the Indian pharmaceutical industry”, Economic Modelling, 26 (2), 499-505. (ABDC Journal Ranking: A).


  • Game Theory for Managers: Doing Business in a Strategic World,” Second Edition, PHI Learning: New Delhi, 2020.
  • Game Theory for Managers: Doing Business in a Strategic World,” PHI Learning: New Delhi, 2016.

Case Study:

  • “Daiichi Sankyo’s Generic (Mis)Adventure: The Ranbaxy Takeover”, Emerald Emerging Markets Case Studies Collection, 2012, Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Book Chapters

  • 1. “Healthcare expenditure and income in emerging economies: The case for inclusive growth" (with Sanja Samirana Pattnayak), in Ashok Banerjee (Ed), Emerging Issues in Management: Proceedings of Pan-IIM World Management Conference 2013, Emerald India: New Delhi, 2014, pp. 117-125.
  • 2. “Role of International Monetary Fund, World Bank and Asian Development Bank in Tackling Financial Crises in Asia”, (with Sanja Samirana Pattanayak), in Seetharam Kallidaikurichi (Ed), A Tale of Two Crises: A Multidisciplinary Analysis, Routledge Publication: London and New York, 2013.

Other Refereed Publications

  • 1. “Preventive health care and Indian industry: Roles and responsibilities”, (with Ali Mehdi, ICRIER and Garima Malik, ICRIER), Journal of Health Studies, 2008, 1 (1), 24-44.
  • 2. “Destination India: The Right Choice for the Pharmaceutical Industry”, Delhi Business Review, 7(1), Jan-June 2006.
  • 3. “Exploiting the Potential of Information and Communication Technologies for Development in South Asia”, (with Nagesh Kumar), South Asian Survey, 9 (2), 201-218, 2002.
  • 4. “Dollarisation Debate and its Impact for South Asia”, Mainstream, 39(31), July 21, 2001.

Working Papers

  • 1. “Patent races, me-too drugs and generics: A developing world perspective” (with Ake G. Blomqvist, Carleton University), 2005. NUS Department of Economics Working Paper No. 0513.
  • 2. “CECA Implementation: A first look”, 2006, ISAS Working Paper No. 9.

Book Reviews

  • 1. South Asia Economic Journal, 3(1), January-June 2002.
  • G. Joshi (Ed) Privatisation in South Asia: Minimising Negative Social Effects through Restructuring, ILO, 2000.
  • 2. South Asia Economic Journal, 3(2), July-December 2002.
  • K. K. Bhargava and S. K. Khatri (Eds) South Asia 2010, Challenges and Opportunities, Delhi: Konark Publishers, 2001.

Newspaper/Magazine/Internet articles

  • 1. “China’s steel industry is not stainless”, East Asia Forum, October 11, 2016.
  • 2. “Healthcare in India”, The Global Analyst, April 2015.
  • 3. “Transport key to unlock growth”, The Sunday Guardian, February 28, 2015.
  • 4. “Unfounded fears fuel plan for FDI cap in Indian pharma”, Oxford Analytica Daily Brief, August 12, 2011
  • 5. “US probe into Ranbaxy puts Indian pharma in jeopardy”, Oxford Analytica Daily Brief , February 22, 2012.
  • 6. “Free generics plan promises India major health returns” Oxford Analytica Daily Brief, February 22, 2012.

Peer Reviewed Journal Papers


  • Finance and Economics Conference 2015, held at Frankfurt, 5-8 August, 2015.
  • 10th Annual International Conference on Public Policy and Management, held at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, 3-5 August, 2015.
  • 9th International Business and Social Science Research Conference, held at Dubai, 6-8 January, 2014. Awarded the Best Paper Award instituted by the World Business Institute’s journal International Review of Business Research Papers.
  • 10th Annual International Conference on Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: Management – Marketing – Economic - Social Aspects, held at Athens, July 29- August 1, 2013.
  • Pan-IIM World Management Conference, held at Goa, 30 May- 1 June, 2013.
  • Workshop on the Internationalization of Chinese and Indian firms: Trends, Motivations and Strategy, held in Maastricht, September 5-6, 2008.
  • 6th International Industrial Organization Conference, held in Arlington, VA, 16-18 May, 2008.
  • InnovAction 2008 Conference, held at Udine, Italy, 14-17 February, 2008.
  • 34th European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE) Conference, held at Valencia, Spain, 6-9 September, 2007.
  • Triple Helix: 6th Biennial International Conference on University, Industry and Government Linkages, held at the National University of Singapore, 16-18 May, 2007.
  • Internationalization of Indian and Chinese Firms, held at Brunel University, London, 18-19 April, 2007.
  • South Asia-East Asia Economic Cooperation and Pan-Asian Integration, held at Singapore, 29-30 November, 2006.
  • 33rd European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE) Conference, held at Amsterdam, 25-27 August, 2006.
  • Keynote Speaker at Sixth International Conference, Destination India, held at New Delhi, January 3, 2006.
  • EC2 Conference on the Econometrics of Industrial Organization, held at Marseille, France, December 2004.

Books and Book Chapters

Case Studies