Chief Economist at the National Stock Exchange of India
Dr. Tirthankar Patnaik is Chief Economist at the National Stock Exchange of India. He has 20 years of experience in Indian capital markets, macro and sector strategy, quantitative finance and consumer banking. Dr. Patnaik started his career as a researcher at IGIDR and worked on a number of academic and corporate projects in the area of econometrics and quantitative finance, followed by a stint in consumer banking analytics as an analyst with the Global Consumer Group of Citibank in India and Europe. His next focus area was equity strategy for institutional clients, initially with Citigroup Global Markets as India equity strategist, and then with Religare Capital Markets Ltd, as the India Strategist and Chief Economist. In his last assignment prior to joining NSE, he was the Chief Strategist and Head of Research for India, at Japan-based Mizuho Bank. Tirthankar has a PhD from the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, where his area of research was high-frequency finance and market microstructure. He also has an MSc in Statistics, and a BSc in Mathematics, both from the University of Madras.