I am a development economist. I like to engage with other disciplines, especially politics and anthropology. I am also a dancer, and get enormous pleasure from the multiple dimensions of life.
As an economist and development practitioner, I am particularly interested in understanding change. I believe change, and resistance to change, has to be understood in relation to economic, political and social inequalities and institutional structures.
I have been with the Harvard Kennedy School since 2004 and the Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi since 2007. I worked for the World Bank from 1980 to 2004.
I also love nature, art, and gardening.