Ram Tamara

Vice President and Senior Economic Adviser; Acting Executive Director, Nathan India


Ph.D., Economics, Clemson University, 1997
M.P.Acc. Professional Accounting, Clemson University, 1991
A.C.A, Chartered Accounting, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, 1989
B.Com., Business, University of Madras, India, 1987

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Dr. Tamara, a Nathan Associates vice president and the firm's senior economic adviser, is an expert in industrial organization as well as behavioral and financial economics. He also serves as acting executive director of Nathan’s Indian subsidiary, Nathan Economic Consulting India Private Ltd. (Nathan India).

A consulting economist since 2000, Dr. Tamara provides data-driven analytical solutions for the public and private sectors. His work ranges widely: helping businesses understand markets and devise strategies, evaluating the economic impact of government policies, regulations, and socioeconomic interventions, and advising on competition matters. Nathan India, which he helped establish and build, is a leading provider of analysis in the economics of competition law and policy.

Dr. Tamara’s research spans several sectors including construction, financial services, information and communication technology (ICT), manufacturing, and transportation.

In some recent projects he has

  • Analyzed the semiconductor industry’s global value chain
  • Quantified the impact of the Internet on the performance of small and medium enterprises
  • Evaluated the effect of priority lending requirements on the performance of commercial banks
  • Gauged the socioeconomic impact of water sanitation projects and food aid programs
  • Assessed the level of competition in India’s civil aviation industry
  • Performed merger analysis in numerous industries, including aviation, cement, entertainment, and tires. 

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