Priyanka Pandit | Department of International Relations and Governance Studies


Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department of International Relations and Governance Studies
School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS)
Shiv Nadar University
Profile Summary 

Priyanka Pandit is China Studies Post-Doctoral Fellow supported by Ashoka University and Harvard Yenching Institute at the Department of International Relations and Governance Studies, Shiv Nadar University. Her research focusses on the politics of China’s economic reform, China-India economic relations, theories of international negotiations and China’s engagement in multilateral economic institutions. She holds M.Phil and Chinese Studies from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Masters in East Asian Studies from the University of Delhi. Her doctoral thesis examined China’s policies towards the State-Owned Enterprises, with special focus on the telecommunications, oil and banking sectors. She was formerly Research Fellow at the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), New Delhi and Visiting Fellow at the Chongyang Institute of Financial Studies, Beijing. Before joining ICWA, she taught at the Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, where she also pursued an intensive year-long course in Mandarin. She is currently completing her book project on China’s negotiating strategies at the World Trade Organisation.

Educational Qualifications 
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Jawaharlal Nehru University
University of Delhi
Miranda House, University of Delhi
Work Experience 
Research Fellow,
Indian Council of World Affairs,
New Delhi
Visiting Research Scholar,
Yunnan University of Finance and Economics,
Teaching & Research Interests: 

Chinese economy, India-China economic relations, international economic institutions, China and the global political economy.


China Studies Post-Doctoral Fellowship jointly awarded by the Ashoka University (India) and Harvard-Yenching Institute (USA).


International Field Trip grant by the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi


Doctoral Fellowship awarded by the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi


Received a Hon'ble Mention for the research paper presented at the Annual International Studies Convention, New Delhi. 


Invited as Visiting Scholar at the Department of International Relations, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China


Awarded Ist Prize at the International Essay Competition held at the Youth Camp for Asia's Future, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Scholarly Activity


Co-edited with Srikanth Kondapalli, China and the BRICS: Setting up a Different Kitchen ( Delhi: Pentagon Press, 2017).

Book Chapters

Reforming the International Economic Institutions: India and Africa in the IMF and WTO,  in Nivedita Ray (ed.) India-Africa Partnership in a Changing Global Order: Priorities, Prospects and Challenges, Indian Council of World Affairs (Forthcoming).

Xi Jinping’s Financial Gamble: Will It Succeed?, in Arthur Ding & Jagannath Panda (eds.) Xi Jinping: The Strongman Shaping China's Future, London: Routledge (forthcoming).

From Trade Ties to Economic Statecraft: China’s Evolving Economic Diplomacy in East and Southeast Asia, in Gaurav Mishra & Jagannath Panda (eds.) East Asia Review, New Delhi: KW Publishers (Forthcoming).

From Crisis to Recovery: Chinese Economy in the COVID-19, in Srikanth Kondapalli & Saheli Das (eds.) China and Covid-19: Domestic and External Dimensions, (New Delhi: Pentagon Press, 2020).

The Changing Economic Order: Linkages and Disconnects, in Srikanth Kondapalli & Priyanka Pandit (eds.) China and the BRICS: Setting up a Different Kitchen (New Delhi: Pentagon Press, 2017).

A Political Economy Analysis of the One-Belt-One-Road Initiative, in Srikanth Kondapalli & Hu Xiaowen (eds) One belt, One road: China’s Global Outreach, (New Delhi: Pentagon Press, 2017).


Journal Articles

Delivering ‘public goods’ and the changing financial architecture: can BRICS meet expectations?. Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal, Vol. 4, no. 6 (2019): 475-488.

Co-authored with Liu, Peng, Building ports with China’s assistance: Perspectives from littoral countries,  Maritime Affairs, Vol.14, no. 1 (2018): 99-107.

Domestic Constituencies and Negotiating Positions of India & China at the World Trade Organization: A Comparative Assessment, Indian Ocean Economic and Political Review, Issue 5, Research Institute for Indian Ocean Economies, (Kunming, China).

China and the World Trade Organization: Questioning the Revisionist Hypothesis, International Studies (Sage), Vol. 503, Issue 3 (2016), 255-271.



Co-authored with Susanne Kamerling, "Seizing the Momentum: Avenues for EU-India Maritime Cooperation in a Connectivity Context", EU India Think Tank Twinning Initiative, April 2019 (

Articles & Essays in Magazine and Newspaper

(2020), “As Global Value Chains Shift, Will China Lose Its Dominance?”, The Diplomat, June 11, URL:

(2019), “What to Expect from the India-China High-Level Trade Dialogue”, The Diplomat, November 01, URL:

(2019), “Bretton Woods and the China challenge”, East Asia Forum, August 31, URL:

(2019), “G20 Summit in Osaka: What’s in Store?”, The Quint, URL:

(2019), “India’s Loss of GSP Status Is a Diplomatic, Not an Economic, Setback”, The Diplomat, June 15, URL:

(2018), “China’s global currency aspirations are falling fast”, East Asia Forum, August 22, URL:

(2016), “A paradigm of alternate lending: caveats and opportunities”, China Plus, March, 22, URL: pinstalled=0

(2016), “BRICS: A new trend in multilateralism?”, China Daily, March 24, URL:

(2015), “Hope versus Hype: Reforms in China’s Free Trade Zones”, China Brief, Vol. 15, (4), Jamestown Foundation, February 20.