Payal Malik is Adviser, Economics and Head of the Economics Division at the Competition Commission of India. She has played a key role in advising the Commission on the economics of Competition law across an expansive range of markets specializing in digital markets and led interfaces between the CCI, sectoral regulators, government, industry and the international competition community. She has led several Market Studies of the Commission including e-commerce, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, institutional investment and competition and film industry.
A public policy economist, her areas of expertise are competition law, technology policy, digital markets and economic regulation. She has several years of research and economic consulting experience in network Industries such as power and telecommunication, ICTs, Innovation systems, and Infrastructure. Formerly she has been a visiting Senior Research Fellow LIRNEasia and Senior Consultant, NCAER, Delhi. Her professional collaborations have been with OECD, Orbicom, IDEI, University of Toulouse, Technical University, Delft, Netherlands, University of Québec at Montreal, CEPR, JRC, European Commission, IPTS Seville, ICEGEC, Hungary, Department of Information Technology, TRAI, Ministry of Power, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Planning Commission of India, CSO, India, WSP-SA, World Bank and AFD, Paris. She has published in peer reviewed international and Indian journals in the area of competition law. She is a regular columnist and writes op-eds in the field of regulation and competition for reputed business and daily newspapers.