Dr. Pinky is presently working as Assistant Professor in Economics at
Khalsa College, Amritsar. She did her B.Sc in Economics in 2007 from
Sant Singh Sukha Singh (SSSS) College of commerce for women,
Amritsar. Further, she did her M.Sc (Hons.) in Economics in 2009 and
Doctorate in Economics in 2015 under UGC- Junior Research Fellowship
(JRF) from Punjab School of Economics, Guru Nanak Dev University,
Amritsar. Her research papers are published in reputed journals. She has
presented papers in national and international seminars and conferences.
Dr. (Mrs.) Neena Malhotra
Dr. (Mrs.) Neena Malhotra did her M.Sc. (Hon’s.) in Economics in 1984
from Punjab School of Economics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.
She received her PhD degree in economics (under UGC fellowship) in
1992 from Punjab School of Economics Guru Nanak Dev University,
Amritsar. She has successfully completed UGC Minor Research Project
entitled, “Impact of Liberalization Policies on Indian Economy” in 1995.
In 2001, she got degree in Masters of Business Administration from Indira
Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. She has more than 70 research papers published in
reputed national and international journals and co-authored two books, Dynamics of India’s
Imports and Human Resource Development: Practices and Climate Presently, she is Associate
Professor in Punjab School of Economics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. She has more
than 30 years of teaching and research experience.
In the process of economic development, international trade is considered as a most
important driver of global growth as well as prosperity. Economic theorists recognized
the fact that the central process of economic growth not only depends upon the
accumulation of material resources but also depends upon foreign trade (keesing, 1967).
Foreign trade supports domestic production, efficiency, international competitiveness
and specialization, which leads to high global production and growth of gross domestic
product (GDP). Therefore, trade has been an important mainspring of economic growth
for countries at different stages of development.