Sponsored by the Graduate Program in Development (GDP), Partha Mukhopadhyay was a visiting scholar at the Watson Institute in October and November 2013. Insights from his two lectures significantly contributed to the development of the Initiative's urban India research theme.
Mukhopadhyay has been a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research since 2006. Prior to this, he was part of the initial founding team at Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC), where as a part of their Policy Advisory Group, he has involved in nurturing the development of policy and regulatory frameworks necessary for the flow of private capital into infrastructure projects in a manner that provided efficient service to the final user. He has also been with EXIM Bank of India, as the first Director of their Eximius Learning Centre in Bangalore, and with the World Bank, in what then was the Trade Policy Division in Washington. He has been associated with a number of government committees and has also taught at Planning and Architecture in Delhi. His research interests are in infrastructure, urban development paths of India and China. He has a PhD in Economics from New York University and a MA and MPhil from the Delhi School of Economics.
Mukhopadhyay was a visiting scholar from October to November 2013.