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Jessica Seddon is the Director of Integrated Urban Strategy at the WRI Ross Center for Cities. Prior to
Dr Seddon has published book chapters and articles on infrastructure, Indian political economy, IT and governance, environmental regulation and other institutional design topics in international academic and policy venues including Cambridge University Press, Journal of Development Economics, Stanford Social Innovation Review, Foreign Affairs and Harvard Business Review. Her work has been supported by Google.org, the International Development Research Centre, Stanford University, University of California San Diego, and the ICICI Foundation among others.
Prior to founding Okapi, Dr Seddon served as Head of Research at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Director of the Centre for Development Finance and Professor at the Institute for Financial and Management Research in Chennai. She was also a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow with the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Dr Seddon has held research positions as Assistant Professor, Political Economy, at UC San Diego, and in the Chief Economist’s Offices of the World Bank and Inter-American Development Bank. She earned her
Posts by Jessica Seddon
This project seeks to develop a dataset on the extent and location of de facto urbanisation – settlements with characteristics commonly thought of as urban – in India.
- IGC Research on India
Most commentators in the Planning Commission debate believe that the new body should be some form of national think-tank focusing on the technical function of formulating an economy-wide strategic vis...