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Atul Sarma Chairman of the OKD Institute for Social Change and Development, Guwahati

Atul Sarma is currently Visiting Professor at the Institute for Studies in Industrial Development, New Delhi, and Chairman, OKD Institute for Social Change and Development, Guwahati. Formerly, he was Visiting Professor at the Institute for Human Development, New Delhi, Vice Chancellor, Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, Member, Thirteenth Finance Commission, ICSSR National Fellow, and a Post-doctoral Fellow at MIT, Cambridge, USA. He was the Head, Delhi Centre, and Professor of Economics at the Indian Statistical Institute. He served as an independent Director in the Board of Directors of SAIL and as a Consultant to several international agencies such as ADB, FAO, ESCAP, IDRC and UNIDO. He was a Member of the Technology Development Board as also of Assam and Manipur State Planning Boards. He was President, Indian Econometric Society. His research interests include development economics, public finance and policy, macroeconomics and trade and development.

Besides contributing over 100 articles to various Indian and international journals and editing volumes in the areas of public finance and policy, trade, development economics, etc., he has published, singly or jointly, several books, including Exploring Indo-ASEAN Economic Partnership in Globalizing World. His latest books are Integrating the Third Tier in the Indian Federal System: Two Decades of Rural Local Governance
(2018) and Mainstreaming the Northeast in India’s Look and Act East Policy (Edited) (2018); String of Thoughts on North East India: An Economist’s Perspectives (2018); and Demonetisation: Claims and Reality (Edited) (2019).