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International Institute of Public Finance

Lekha Chakraborty

Member of the IIPF Board of Management, 2020–2023

Status of CV: for elections, June 2020

Current Position
Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi and
Research Associate, The Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, New York

Research Visits
Economics, American University, Washington DC, Jan-Feb 2019
Uppsala University, Sweden, August-September 2018
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, Summer 2010, DFAIT award
Associate Professor, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum (JNU), 2007
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA, IWG-GEM, 2005, Ford Fellow
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, Summer 2003, DFAIT award

Country Level Experience in Public Finance and Policy
Sweden, Canada, Sri Lanka, Morocco, Mexico, South Africa, The Philippines, India.

2019 – Canadian Faculty Mobility Fellowship, Shastri Indo Canadian Institute and Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India.

2011 – Canadian Studies Faculty Research Fellowship, Department of Foreign Affairs and International trade (DFAIT), Government of Canada and SICI.

2004 – Ford Foundation, Fellow, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA.

2004 – Ford Foundation Fellowship for IAFFE, Oxford, UK.

2003 – Canadian Studies Faculty Research Fellowship, Department of Foreign Affairs and International trade (DFAIT), Government of Canada and SICI, Ottawa.

2002 – Review of Economic Studies (RES) Travel Fellowship, UK.

2001 – Infosys' Best Thesis-Paper Award, National Doctoral Consortium, Indian Institute of Science,

Board Member & Membership in Professional Bodies
2019 – American Economic Association (to present my selected paper in Atlanta)

2017 – present – Fulbright Selection Board Member, US Non-STEM Scholars Programme

2017 – Editorial Board, Urban Economics journal, NIUA.

2003 – Member, Expert Committee on 'Classification of Budgetary Transactions' with Chief Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance, Government of India

2005 – Member, Committee on “Segregation of Expenditure and budgetary classification”, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.

2000 – present – Life Member, Econometric Society of India, since 2000.

2003 – Member, International Working Group on Gender & Macroeconomics, University of Utah since 2003

2010 – 2013 – & Since 2016. Member, International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF), Germany

2008–2010 –Executive Member, Econometric Society of India, 2008–2010

International Public Policy: Research Funding
2020 – UN Asia Pacific, Bangkok. To lead the policy research in Asia Pacific region on “Macroeconomic Policy response on Covid19”

2017 – UNESCAP, Bangkok. To lead the Asia Pacific region on “Macroeconomic Policy for SDGs: Fiscal- Monetary Policy Tools”

2016 – International Monetary Fund, IMF Washington DC. To lead the Asia Pacific region on “Fiscal policy for gender equality”.

2014 – Global Development Network, GDN New Delhi and Paris. To lead the Latin America, Caribbean, Asia and Pacific “On Macroeconomic Volatility and Regional Fiscal and Monetary Policies”

2013 – The Commonwealth Secretariat, London. “Fiscal Innovations for gender equality”.

2013 – International Institute of Sustainable Development, IISD, Geneva. “Gender Issues in Energy Reforms”.

2010 – United Nations Development Programme UNDP, Bangkok. “Gender Sensitive Fiscal Policies: Experience of ex-post and ex-ante Gender Budgets in Asia Pacific”, Human Development Centre.

2009 – United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Bangkok.

2016 – Chakraborty, Lekha. “Fiscal Consolidation, Budget Deficit and Macroeconomic Activity: Monetary Fiscal Policy Linkages”, New Delhi: Sage Publications. (with endorsement reviews from Vito Tanzi and Y V Reddy (former Central bank Governor of India).

2016 – (coauthored)., “Social Sector in a Decentralized Economy: India in the Era of Globalisation”, New Delhi: Cambridge University Press

2019 – (co-authored), “Challenges in Indian Federalism”, Leftword Publications, New Delhi. (with review from Vito Tanzi)

2018 – (coauthored) “Federalism, Fiscal Asymmetries and Economic Convergence: Evidence from Indian States”, Special Issue on “Economic Analysis of Law, Politics and Regions”, Asia-Pacific Journal of Regional Science (Springer).

2018 – “Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfers in India: Analysing the State Budgets 2017-18”, New Delhi: NIPFP Publications (coauthored)

2020 – H Vinod, H Karun and L Chakraborty. Chapter on “Encouraging Private Corporate Investment in India: Econometric estimation Using MEBOOT Methodology”: in Volume 42 Handbook on Statistics: Usage of R, Edited by Hrishikesh D Vinod and C R Rao, Elsevier.

2020 – (coauthored) (2020) Chapter on “The Political Economy of Gender Budgeting: Empirical Evidence”: in the Handbook on Gender, Diversity and Federalism International Handbooks on Gender series, Edited by Jill Vickers, and Ontario, Joan Grace, and Cheryl N. Collier, EE.

2020 – (co-authored) “The COVID-19: Global Diagnosis and Future Policy Perspective” Prajnan, Journal of Social and Management Sciences, (Sage) (forthcoming)

2020 – Lekha Chakraborty, Indian Fiscal Federalism, EPW, vol. 55 issue 5, February. 1, 2020

2020 – Lekha Chakraborty, Fiscal consolidation ex post the Escape Clause, EPW, vol. 55, issue 9, Feb 29, 2020

2020 – (coauthored), On Negative Interest Rates , EPW, June 2020

2020 – (coauthored), 2020 “Covid-19 and Macroeconomic Uncertainty: Fiscal and Monetary Policy Response” EPW, May 2020

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