World Bank Economist Deepak Mishra From Odisha Appointed As ICRIER Director

Bhubaneswar: Odisha-born World Bank economist Deepak Mishra has been appointed as the next director and chief executive of Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER).

He will take over from Rajat Kathuria who has been the director & chief executive of ICRIER since September 1, 2012.

Mishra has held key positions at the World Bank, including co-director of the World Development Report 2016 (Digital Dividends), Country Economist for Ethiopia, Pakistan, Sudan and Vietnam.

He has also served as the World Bank’s Country Economist for India, based in Delhi from 2001-04. During his tenure, he has worked with the government of India and with other number of the state governments together with Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Punjab.

Prior to joining the World Bank, Deepak worked as a research analyst at Tata Motors, intern at the U.S. Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C and taught macroeconomics and international finance as an adjunct lecturer and teaching assistant at the University of Maryland.

His research work has also been published in various academic journals including the journal of Development Economics, the Journal of International Economics and Journal of Agriculture Economics.

Deepak received his MA (Economics) from the Delhi School of Economics and Ph.D. (Economics) from the University of Maryland.

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