Dr Ashish Bharadwaj serves as the Dean of the Jindal School of Banking & Finance and Executive Director of the University Office for Rankings, Benchmarking and Institutional Transformation at Jindal Global University. He is also Founding Director of Jindal Initiative on Research on Intellectual Property and Competition (JIRICO). He holds a B.A. (Hons.) degree in Economics from the University of Delhi and M.Sc. Economics from Madras School of Economics, College of Engineering, Anna University. As a holder of European Commission’s Erasmus Mundus Scholarship, he pursued a Masters degree in law & economics from the Erasmus University Rotterdam (Netherlands), University of Hamburg (Germany) and Manchester University (U.K.). He was awarded the Max Planck Society Doctoral Fellowship to pursue research at the prestigious Max Planck Institute for Innovation & Competition in Munich (Germany). He was subsequently awarded a PhD by the Max Planck Institute and the University of Munich (LMU).
Dr. Bharadwaj writes on the role of technology innovation, intellectual property and competition in shaping societies; technical standards and patent licensing; national IPR & science-technology-innovation policies. His other areas of emerging interest are the interface of finance, law and new technology and IP finance. In the past, he has worked as a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition and briefly as a fellow at the Institute for Innovation Research and Technology Management (INNOtec) in the University of Munich. He has served as an affiliated faculty at the Centre for Intellectual Property Research, Maurer School of Law at Indiana University Bloomington (USA) and as a visiting professor at the Institute of Innovation Research at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo. He has published more than 16 research articles, book chapters and special journal issue, 3 books (edited and monograph) and more than 30 essays and opinion pieces.
Along with his colleagues at JIRICO, Dr. Bharadwaj led the effort to set up Jindal Initiative on Research in Intellectual Property and Competition (JIRICO). He was instrumental in getting a research and capacity building grant of more than 2 million USD from one of the most successful technology companies in the world. Dr. Bharadwaj has collaborated with three leading intergovernmental and multilateral organizations to contribute towards national IP policymaking and strengthening of national innovation systems. He was invited by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on multiple occasions to deliberate on the application in developing countries of intellectual property law. He was also invited by the World Trade Organization (WTO) to represent India in a global group of scholars to deliberate on pressing problems in the areas of technology innovation and IPRs. He was responsible for scoping and populating OECD’s Innovation Policy Platform developed by the World Bank.