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Dr Arup Mitra, Professor of Economics at the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), Delhi is currently the DG, NILERD.  His research interest includes development studies, urban economics, labour and welfare, industrial growth and productivity and gender inequality – areas in which he has several publications. Many of his research papers are published in international refereed journals. He completed his M. A., M. Phil. and Ph D from Delhi School of Economics and post-doctorate from Northwestern University (USA). He has also been a consultant to a number of international organizations and worked as a senior researcher at ILO. He held the Indian Economy Chair at Sciences Po. Paris in 2010. He has also been a visiting scholar at Institute of Developing Economies, Japan and visiting professor at Nagoya University, Japan. He was awarded by the Indian Econometric Society the Mahalanobis Gold Medal for his outstanding contribution to quantitative economics. He has been a member of several expert committees and his contribution to policy making has been significant. At the IEG other than research he has been engaged in teaching the trainee officers of the Indian Economic Service. His recent book on Inclusive Growth, Employment and Wellbeing is published by Springer in 2013 and his co-authored book on Corruption and Development is brought out by Cambridge in 2016. His work is cited in the Handbook of Regional and Urban Economics, 1999. He has also been an author in Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems (EOLSS), Mathematical Models in Economics, Developed under the Auspices of the UNESCO and an author in the Encyclopedia of Sustainability, Great Barrington, MA: Berkshire Publishing.

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