Ms. Ittika Takkar completed Masters in Economics in 2014 from Ambedkar University, Delhi. She has previously worked as a Research Associate and an Intern in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India for over a year and a half. In the Ministry, she was associated with ASEAN division and worked on analysing India’s trade trends with the ASEAN countries and has attended meetings of Joint Working Groups on India’s trade with ASEAN countries. Prior to Department of Commerce, she has worked as Research Assistant at Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi. She has co- authored newspaper and website articles on topics relating to reforms in labour laws in India and India’s Free Trade Agreements. Her research interest revolves around the dynamics of FTAs, RTAs and trade policies or international trade and development issues on a broader note.