Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad
Ratna Vadra

Assistant Professor

Area: International Business and EEP

PhD: AMU ,Aligarh
UGC (NET) Economics
M.A(Economics) AMU, Aligarh
B.A(Economics)AMU, Aligarh


International Business, Macro Economics


Research Interests
Public Finance: State Finances, Fiscal Reforms
International Business and Trade


Selected Publications


  • Vadra, Ratna,“The changing face of mergers and acquisitions in Africa”, African J. Economic and Sustainable Development, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2014.
  • Vadra, Ratna, “Prospective FDI opportunities for India and BRICS”, Int. J. Indian Culture and Business Management, Vol. 10, No. 4, 2015
  • Vadra, R. “The State of State of Finances”, Anevasak, volume 43(1), pp.45-57,2013, Sarder Patel institute of Economic and social Research, Ahmedabad ,
  • Vadra, R. “Fiscal Scenarios Southern States of India”, Journal of Economic policy and Research , Vol 8, No.2 113-130.(2013),pp .81-94.
  • Malhotra and Vadra, Ratna, (2014), “India Singapore Trade – A paradigm shift”, Paradigm, Vol XVII, No.1 &2 Jan-Dec, 2013.
  • Vadra, R. “Fiscal scenarios southern states of India”, Journal of Economic policy and Research ,Vol 8, No.2 113-130.(2013),pp .81-94.
  • Vadra, R. “The Indian economy: Dealing with public finance deficits”, Journal of Case Research, 3(02), (2012), pp. 125-145, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar.
  • Vadra, R. “State level initiatives for Power sectors reforms in India”, The Journal of Institute of Public Enterprise, Vol 35, July-Dec (2012),pp .81-94.
  • Vadra, R. “State Level Fiscal Reforms in India”, Finance India, XXVI (3), (2012), 949 – 954. [ISSN 970 - 3772]
  • Vadra, R. “Knowledge–based development and knowledge–based economy- A case study of Dubai,” International Journal of Arab Culture, Management and Sustainable Development, 2(2), (2012),pp 121-130.
  • Vadra, R. “Contribution of Asian Trade Blocs in World Trade”, Beyond Norms: Management for Excellence .Chopra, R., Puri, S., Ranjan, J. & Malhotra, G. (Eds) (2013) (pp. 126-134)., New Delhi, India: Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt. Ltd.[ISBN 9789382563440].
  • Vadra, R. “BRICS, South Africa and Knowledge Economy, “In, Sustainability and Development : Paradigm Shift in Knowledge Creation and Innovation, Ajay Singh, Jay Mitra, Neeraj Awasthy(Eds), Bloomsbury Publishing India Pvt. Ltd. . (2013, Jan.). New Delhi, India: pp.595-603.
  • Vadra, R. “The changing face of mergers and acquisitions in Africa”, Proceedings of 6th International Conference on Decision Sciences for Performance Excellence, IBS, Hyderabad Dec 27,28, 29, 2012.
  • Vadra ,Ratna , “A study of India’s trade relationship with SAARC Counties, International journal of Culture and Business Management, Inderscience, Volume 5, Issue 1, 2012.
  • Vadra, Ratna , “Shift in FDI’s –A case of an African Safari, International journal of Culture and Business Management, Inderscience, Vol. 5, No. 4, 2012.
  • Vadra, Ratna, Abstract of Thesis “State Level Fiscal Reforms in India” published in 2012, in Finance India, Journal of Indian Institute of Finance.
  • Vadra, Ratna, “Innovation and Global Competiveness of India”, published in a book titled Innovations Amoda Publications New, Delhi March 2011
  • Vadra, Ratna, “Fiscal Crisis of States in India”, Indian Journal of Development Research and Social Action, An International journal), Volume 6, No.1-2, Jan –Dec, 2010, pp107-115.
  • Vadra, Ratna, “India trade with Asian Tigers”, Journal of Marketing and Management, International standard serial no.2153-9723, Volume 1, Number 1,Nov, 2010.
  • Vadra, Ratna, “Reexamining State Finances of India”, Advances in Management, Nov, 2010, Volume 3, (11), pp.25-31.
  • Vadra, Ratna, “India and China in Global Competiveness”, Third Concept, Volume 24, No 286, Dec, 2010, pp. 10-18.
  • Vadra, Ratna, “State Finances of India: Problems and prospects”, International Journal of Management Research , volume -1, Issue 1, Nov, 2010, pp.43-53.
  • Paper titled “WTO, India and China – Future Prospects in Trade” published in International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management (IJICB), Inderscience, V4 N1 2010.
  • Paper titled “States Finances of Uttar Pradesh: Retrospect’s and Prospects", published in 'The IUP Journal of Public Finance' Vol. 8, Nos. 1 & 2, pp. 63-73, 2010
  • Paper titled “Recent State Level Fiscal Reforms in India” published in “ International Journal Of Business Management, Economics And Information Technology”, International Science Press, Volume 1,2010.
  • Paper titled “Labour Market Efficiency of India and Global Competitiveness” published in “Indian Journal of Millennium Development Studies: An International Journal, Volume 5 • Numbers 1-2 • January & June, 2010; pp. 87-95.
  • Paper published in edited volume on International conference on “Business Vision 2020”, April 15th and 16th ,2010, Acharya’s Business School, Bangalore, India, Paper Title “India Singapore :A paradigm Shift, ”Himalaya Publishers.
Working Papers
  • Development Agencies Support to States in India
  • Power sector reforms in India
  • FDIs in emerging economies


Conferences and Paper Presented

  • Vadra, Ratna “Debt sustainability of India States with special reference to Uttar Pradesh” WEI Business Economics Academic Conference, Barcelona, Spain, January 18-21, 2015
  • Vadra, Ratna “Mergers and Acquisitions: Africa Resurgence”, 11th International Conference on Business and Finance, 8th -9th Jan, 2015 IBS, Hyderabad.
  • Vadra, Ratna, “Impact on USA trade sanctions on Indo Iran trade”, Indo-US Conference at BITS Pilani, Goa Campus, 31st Oct- 2nd Nov, 2014.
  • Vadra, Ratna“ India Canada trade opportunities, International Conference International Conference on Global business , Economics , Finance and Social science, Chennai, 4 th to 5th Jan., 2014.
  • Vadra, R, “The State of State finances of India”, International Conference on Public Sector Enterprises Going Global: Issues, Opportunities and Challenges International conducted by IPE and EGADE B-School Mexico on 12 & 13 December, 2013
  • Vadra, R. “State level fiscal reforms in India: Issues and Remedies”, 19th International Business Research Conference, Melbourne, Australia, Nov 19, 20,21,2012.
  • Vadra, R. “Contributions of Asian Trade Blocs in world trade”, Presented at FOBE-2012, International Conference on Facets of Business Excellence, IMT, Ghaziabad, Nov 29-30, 2012.
  • Vadra, R. “The changing face of mergers and acquisitions in Africa”, Presented at 6th International Conference on Decision Sciences for Performance Excellence, IBS, Hyderabad, Dec 27,28, 29, 2012.
  • Vadra, R. “BRICS, South Africa and Knowledge Economy”, Presented at International Conference on Rural Innovation, Capacity Building, Knowledge Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology, IMT, Ghaziabad, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, Jan 2-3, 2013.
  • Vadra, Ratna, “ BRICS and innovation in India”, Presented at Convergence 2013, 5th International Conference on “Role of Innovation in Business” IFIM Business School, Bangalore ,May 16-17, 2013.
  • Vadra, Ratna, “Marketing Plan for Life Saver Shoes for Diabetic Persons in India”, presented at the MARCON 2010 Conference at, IIM Calcutta, December 27-29, 2010.
  • Vadra, Ratna, “India trade with Asian Tigers”, presented at “Global Strategic Management Inc., Michigan, USA, and Third Annual Global Business Summit Conference 24 26 March 2011, Chennai, India, paper was given best paper award in economics in this conference.
  • Vadra, Ratna, “Fiscal Crisis of States in India”, Paper presented at International conference “Annual London Business Research Conference from 12th -14th July 2010 at Imperial College, London, UK,
  • Vadra, Ratna , “Labour Market Efficiency and Global Competitiveness of India”
  • Paper presented at 51st Annual Conference of Indian Society of “Labour Economics”, 11th -13th Dec , 2009, Punjabi University Patiala, India,
  • Vadra, Ratna , “Customer Perception towards Branded Jewellry in India”
  • Paper presented at International “Asia Marketing Conference”, Jan 2-3, 2010, K.J Somiaya, Mumbai, India .
  • Vadra, Ratna Paper Title “India Singapore Trade :A paradigm Shift”. International conference “Business vision 2020”, Acharya Business School April 15th and 16th 2010, Bangalore, India,