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Lekha S. Chakraborty Associate Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi

Lekha S. Chakraborty is an Associate Professor at National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi, and a Research Associate at Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, New York. She has received a number of awards, including Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI) fellowship from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Canada, and the national (best) thesis award from Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore. She worked for International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), UN Women and the Commonwealth Secretariat on short stints. She was also Visiting Professor at Carleton University (Canada) and University of Utah (USA). Dr Chakraborty’s cross-country work experiences encompass Canada, Morocco, The Philippines, South Africa, Mexico, India and Sri Lanka. She received PhD from the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, where she had also worked as an Associate Professor for one year. She has published extensively in national and international journals on macroeconomics of public finance and human development.