World Bank economist Deepak Mishra appointed ICRIER Director

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

He will assume the office replacing Rajat Kathuria, who has been serving the premier institution – a Delhi-based think-tank – as the Director and Chief Executive since September 1, 2012.

Presently, Mishra is working as the Practice Manager in the World Bank’s Macroeconomics, Trade, and Investment Global Practice. He had held key positions at the World Bank. He was appointed as the co-director of the World Development Report 2016 (Digital Dividends) and country economist for Ethiopia, Pakistan, Sudan and Vietnam.

Besides, he has also served as the country economist for India in World Bank from the year 2001 to 2004. During his tenure, he had worked with the Union Government as well as several State Governments including Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Punjab.

Prior to serving the World Bank, Mishra was associated with Tata Motors, the Federal Reserve Board and the University of Maryland.

Born in Odisha, Mishra pursued Economics (PG) in the Delhi School of Economics. He received his Ph.D degree from the University of Maryland. His research work has been published in various academic journals.

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