Payal Malik is Adviser, Economics and Head of the Economics Division at the Competition Commission of India. She is on secondment from PGDAV College, University of Delhi, where she is an Associate Professor of Economics. Formerly she has been a visiting Senior Research Fellow LIRNEasia. She was also visiting National Law University Delhi and teaching a course on Economics of Competition Law to the LLM students. Her areas of expertise are competition law, policy and regulation. She has several years of research and economic consulting experience in network Industries such as power and telecommunication, ICTs, Innovation systems, and Infrastructure.
Previously she has been a senior consultant at the Center for Infrastructure and Regulation, National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), India. At NCAER she has been a lead researcher on various infrastructure development projects including Telecom, Electricity, Highways, and Water and Sanitation. She was on the team that drafted the Electricity Act of India ushering competition into the sector.
She has a BA (Hons.) in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi and an MA and MPhil in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. She also has an MBA in finance from University of Cincinnati, Ohio.