His research areas and interests include industrial development, labor economics, poverty and inequality, and urban economics. He has previously worked as Principal Economist at ADB’s India Resident Mission and as Fellow at the East-West Center (USA). His research has been published in various journals including the Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Development Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics, and World Development. He has also co-edited two volumes on trade and labor related issues. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland and a Masters’ degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi.