Sanchita Basu Das is also an ISEAS Fellow, and holds concurrent duties as the coordinator of the Singapore APEC Study Centre and co-editor of Journal of Southeast Asian Economies (formerly the ASEAN Economic Bulletin). Prior to joining the Institute in 2005, she has worked in the private sector as an economist at Consulting Engineering Services, India; ABN AMRO Bank, India; Aditya Birla Group, India and United Overseas Bank, Singapore. Sanchita holds an MBA from the National University of Singapore, and an MA from the Delhi School of Economics, India. She is currently pursuing her PhD in International Political Economy from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She has authored and/or edited seven books and numerous book chapters and policy papers. Her research interests include - Economic Regionalism in ASEAN and the Asia-Pacific Region; Regionalism and Economic Development; Macro-economic and Financial Trends and Issues in Southeast Asia.