Dr. Rathin Roy
Director at National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, (NIPFP)
Dr. Rathin Roy has been Director at National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, (NIPFP) since May 2013. Prior to joining NIPFP, he had been the Director of Asia Pacific Regional Centre, UNDP, Bangkok, and the Director, International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth (IPC-IG), UNDP, Brazil. He has also served as the Public Resource Management Advisor, and the Acting Cluster Leader, Inclusive Development, in the Poverty Practice, Bureau for Development Policy (BDP), UNDP. He has also served as the Economic Advisor to the Thirteenth Finance Commission, a Constitutional body of the Government of India. He was also as part-member of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, constituted by the Government of India. He has worked in over 80 countries and is a well known figure in the world of applied macroeconomic and fiscal policy.
He holds a PhD in Economics and an M Phil from the University of Cambridge, UK. Post-PhD, he was tenured in the Economics Faculty at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, and an Economist with the Institute for Development Policy and Management, University of Manchester.