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Mike photoI have been working as a development economist for almost four decades and have lived in four continents.  For the past 14 years I’ve been working with the next generation, through teaching and field work.  Throughout this time, my central interest, and role, has been as a bridge between the worlds of ideas and practice. 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 am increasingly involved in working with grassroots organizations, especially in India and Latin America, with IMAGO Global Grassroots.

I also love nature, art, and gardening.

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