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Rathin is a Visiting Senior Fellow at ODI. He was previously ODI’s Managing Director. His policy interests and research has mainly focused on fiscal and macroeconomic issues pertinent to human development in developing and emerging economies.

Before joining ODI, Rathin was the Director and CEO of the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP) in New Delhi. He has previously worked as an Economic Diplomat and Policy Advisor at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with postings in London, New York, Kathmandu and Brasilia. He has also served as an Economic Adviser with the Thirteenth Finance Commission, New Delhi, in the rank of Joint Secretary to the Government of India.

Rathin holds a Ph.D and an M.Phil in Economics from the University of Cambridge, an MA in Economics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University and BA (Hons) in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. He has taught at the Universities of Manchester and London.

  1. Our thoughts on COP26 – reflections on the Glasgow Climate Pact

    Expert comment

  2. The costs of climate change in India: a review of the climate-related risks facing India, and their economic and social costs

    Literature review

  3. Political economy of fiscal responsibility


  4. Decolonising climate action


  5. The future of diplomacy: G20 in a Covid era


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