Dr. Saon Ray is Senior Fellow at ICRIER. She has a Ph.D. in Economics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University. She has been Ford Foundation Fellow at Jawaharlal Nehru University at the International Trade and Development Division. After completing her Ph.D. she was awarded the Sir Ratan Tata Fellowship at the Institute of Economic Growth and joined the Institute as a Post Doctoral Fellow. She then joined Research and Information System for the Non-Aligned and other Developing Countries (RIS) as a Research Associate. Subsequently she was Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Policy Studies at TERI University.
Her areas of interest include International Trade, Industrial Economics, Microeconomics, and Applied Econometrics. She has worked in the area of trade policy, technology transfer, efficiency and productivity issues, and the behaviour of firms. She has presented papers at various institutions including Jawaharlal Nehru University, Indian Statistical Institute and the Institute of Economic Growth. She has been Medal Finalist at the Global Development Network Conference on Understanding Reforms in 2004. She has also delivered lectures to college teachers at the Academic Staff College, Jawaharlal Nehru University and at Delhi University. She was visiting faculty at the University of Calcutta in March 2009. She has publications in various national and international journals.
She is a member of the Indian Econometric Society and the Forum for Global Knowledge Sharing.