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Sabyasachi Kar is the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Chair Professor at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Manchester, UK. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University. His research spans macroeconomics, economic growth, development economics, and political economy, with a particular focus on the Indian economy. He is currently a researcher with the ESID (Effective States for Inclusive Development) growth consortium based at the University of Manchester, and a Research Partner of the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) Global Poverty and Inequality Dynamics (GPID) research network based at the King's College, London. He is a co-editor of the Journal of South Asian Development (Sage, India), and Associate Editor of the Indian Growth and Development Review (Emerald, UK). Professor Kar has provided inputs for successive five-year plans in India to the Perspective Planning Division of the erstwhile Indian Planning Commission, and worked on projects sponsored by the World Bank, the Global Development Network (GDN), the European Commission, and the Department for International Development (DFID), UK. His latest book, entitled, 'The Political Economy of India's Growth Episodes', has been published by Palgrave Macmillan, UK, in 2016.