Purvaja Modak is a researcher for Geoeconomic Studies and manager for the Research Office at Gateway House. She was a fellow at the second G20 Global Leadership Programme 2019, hosted by the Korean Development Institute and the Korean Ministry of Strategy and Finance. She holds an M.A. in economics from the University of Mumbai with a focus on international trade, finance and regional monetary arrangements. She finished her B.A. in economics from Jai Hind College. Purvaja has previously held research assistant and research associate positions in her academic departments at both the bachelor’s and the master’s level. She has also interned at Reliable Investments, an exclusive franchisee of Motilal Oswal Securities Ltd.