Eight American Indians among the government’s 100 most influential scholars
London-based ‘Apolitical’ recognizes academics working in five critical areas, including Covid-19 recovery
No less than eight Native American scholars, including the IMF London figure of Gita Gopniath, based Apolitical’s latest list of the 100 most influential scholars in government whose work has influenced policy-making in five key areas .
This year’s list recognizes scholars working in five topical policy areas that represent issues facing governments around the world and present an opportunity for intergovernmental collaboration, he said.
These are: Recovery from Covid-19; Employment and skills Social policy, climate and sustainability and policy-making processes and approaches
Gopinath, the first deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund, his number two leadership position, since January 21, has been recognized in the area of economy, employment and skills.
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Karthik Muralidharan, Chancellor Tata Professor of Economics at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and Rohini Pande, Henry J. Heinz II Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Economic Growth at Yale University were selected in the same category. .
Nitin Nohria, dean of Harvard Business School, was recognized for his work in other policy areas with Devesh Kapur, Starr Foundation professor of South Asian studies and Pradeep Khosla, eighth chancellor of the University of California at San Diego.
Anup Malani, Lee and Brena Freeman Professor at the University of Chicago School of Law, and Manoj Mohanan, Associate Professor at Duke University’s Sanford School of Public Policy, were chosen in the Recovery from Covid-19 category .
John Zwaanstra Professor of International Studies and Economics at Harvard University, Gopinath is currently on leave from the civil service from the economics department. She served as Chief IMF Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 1919 to 2022.
Gopinath’s research focuses on international finance and macroeconomics. She is currently a member of the Group of Thirty and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Previously, she was a member of the Economic Advisory Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, a Visiting Scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, an Economic Advisor to the Chief Minister of Kerala State in India, and a member of the Personalities Advisory Group eminent. on G-20 issues for the Indian Ministry of Finance.
Before coming to Harvard, she was an assistant professor of economics at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She earned her Ph.D. in Economics from Princeton University, after earning a BA from Lady Sri Ram College and an MA from the Delhi School of Economics and the University of Washington.
Nohria’s intellectual interests focus on human motivation, leadership, business transformation and accountability, and sustainable economic and human performance. He is co-author or co-editor of 16 books and also author of more than 50 journal articles, book chapters, cases, working papers and notes.
Before joining the faculty of Harvard Business School in July 1988, Nohria earned her doctorate in management from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He holds a BTech in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (which honored him as a Distinguished Alumnus in 2007). He was a visiting faculty member at London Business School in 1996.
Anup Malani is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He conducts research in development economics, health economics, and law and economics.
During the Covid pandemic, Malani led a modeling team that developed a forecasting model and adaptive control method for Covid in India; this model has been used to inform policy in Bihar and Indonesia.
Malani was an investigator on population-level virus surveys in Bihar, serological (antibody) surveys in Mumbai, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, and a cellular immunity survey in Bangalore.
This Covid work has won two Emergent Ventures awards. He has worked on vaccine distribution policies for Indonesia and India. It also used a large panel survey to estimate the number of excess deaths in India during the pandemic and to understand the economic impacts of the pandemic.
It is currently carrying out verbal autopsies on around 30,000 people to determine the fraction of excess deaths attributable to Covid. Finally, Malani studied how Indian households have adapted financially to Covid and the impact of Covid on individual income inequality in India.
Prior to the pandemic, Malani’s research focused on development economics. He is co-founder and faculty director of the International Innovation Corps, a social service program that sends postgraduate students to work on innovative projects with government officials in India and the United States.
Malani holds a JD and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago. He served as law clerk to Justice Sandra Day O’Connor of the United States Supreme Court and founding faculty director of the Tata Center for Development at the University of Chicago.
Manoj Mohanan’s research focuses primarily on health and development economics, and health policy. His previous research has focused on topics such as performance-incentive contracts, public-private partnerships, quality of care, social franchising, accountability interventions, and household health behavior in several countries. .
His research also contributed to the first evidence on Covid from seroprevalence studies in India. His ongoing research aims to understand the long-term consequences of the large-scale disruption caused by the pandemic and its effect on household vulnerability.
Mohanan was trained as a health economist in Harvard University’s cross-faculty doctoral program in health policy (economics), and also holds additional degrees in public health and medicine.
Born and raised in India, Professor Muralidharan earned a BA in Economics from Harvard University (summa cum laude), an MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge (ranked first) and a PhD in Economics from the University from Harvard.
His research covers development, public and labor economics, with a focus on improving the efficiency of public spending in the social sector (education, health and social protection programs).
Its research program is characterized by large-scale randomized experiments conducted in partnership with governments to study the impact of large-scale programs and policies.
A Fellow and Board Member of the Bureau of Development Economic Analysis (BREAD), he is actively involved in policy advice and capacity building in India at both central and state government levels.
Co-editor of American Economic Review: Insights, Rohini Pande’s research focuses on how formal and informal institutions shape power relations and patterns of economic and political advantage in society, particularly in developing countries.
She is interested in the role of public policy in providing political and economic power to the poor and disadvantaged, and how notions of economic justice and human rights can help justify and enable such change.
Her most recent work focuses on experimenting with innovative ways to make the state more accountable to its citizens, such as enhancing women’s economic and political opportunities, ensuring that environmental regulations reduce harmful emissions, and providing citizens effective means to express their demand for public services.
In 2018, Pande received the Carolyn Bell Shaw Award from the American Economic Association for promoting the success of women in the economics profession.
Before coming to Yale, Pande was the Rafik Harriri Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard Kennedy School, where she co-founded Evidence for Policy Design.
Pande holds a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics, a BA/MA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University and a BA in Economics from the University of Delhi.
Devesh Kapur joined the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in July 2018 from the University of Pennsylvania
There he was Professor of Political Science and Director of the India Center for Advanced Studies, holder of the Madan Lal Sobti Chair for the Study of Contemporary India.
Prior to his tenure at Penn, he was Associate Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin and Associate Frederick Danziger Professor of Government at Harvard.
Kapur received the Joseph R. Levenson Teaching Award, given to Harvard College’s top young professor and outstanding teaching in political science from the American Political Science Association, in 2005.
Kapur’s research has focused on five broad areas that examine the political and institutional determinants of economic development: international financial institutions; the political and economic consequences of international and internal migration; the effects of market forces and urbanization on the well-being of socially marginalized groups in India; governance and public institutions; and higher education.
Kapur has a BTech in Chemical Engineering from IIT (BHU) Varanasi; MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota; PhD from Woodrow Wilson School in Princeton.
Pradeep Khosla’s research interests encompass the areas of web-based collaborative design, collaborative autonomous systems, agent-based architectures for distributed design and embedded control, software composition and reconfigurable software for embedded systems in real time, reconfigurable and distributed robotic systems, integrated design. assembly planning systems and distributed information systems.
His research has resulted in three books and more than 350 journal articles and conference and book contributions. He is also the founding director of the Carnegie Mellon CyLab and the Institute for Complex Engineered Systems, which pursues interdisciplinary projects.
Khosla is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).
He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Association of Artificial Intelligence ( AAAI) and the Indian Academy. of Engineering.
He is an honorary member of the Indian Academy of Sciences. His other accolades include the 2012 Light of India Award, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the W. Wallace McDowell Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society.
In 2012, he was named one of the 50 Most Influential Indian Americans by SiliconIndia.