Professor Sanjay Kathuria is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research, India, and Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies in the National University of Singapore. He is also Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University, Visiting Faculty, Ashoka University, and 2021-22 Fellow, Wilson Center. Earlier, he was a Lead Economist at the World Bank in Washington, D.C.
He is a leading thinker and commentator on economic development in South Asia, and on connectivity and integration issues in the region and beyond. In twenty-seven years at the World Bank, he worked in South Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe, including field assignments in New Delhi and Dhaka. Before joining the World Bank, he was a Fellow at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations in New Delhi, from 1982 to 1992.
He writes opinion pieces for Foreign Policy, The Indian Express, Daily FT Sri Lanka, Financial Express (Bangladesh), The Hindustan Times, and Business Standard. He holds a PhD in Economics from Oxford University as an Inlaks Scholar. He graduated from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, and completed his Masters at the Delhi School of Economics. His areas of interest and expertise are Trade, Connectivity and Regional Integration in South Asia; Economic Growth and Development in South Asia; Trade, Competitiveness and Globalization; Gender and Development. He is currently engaged in writing a new book on the likely future evolution of South Asia, looking at the interplay of international economics, foreign policy and domestic policy. His recent opinion pieces are: