Partha Mukhopadhyay, Ph.D. has been a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research since 2006. His last assignment, over the previous seven years, was with the Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC), where, as a part of their Policy Advisory Group, he was involved in nurturing the development of policy and regulatory frameworks necessary for the flow of private capital into infrastructure projects in a manner that provided efficient service to the final user. Prior to this, he was with EXIM Bank of India, as the first Director of their Eximius Learning Centre in Bangalore, and before that, with the World Bank, in what then was the Trade Policy Division in Washington. He has also taught at IIM, Ahmedabad and XLRI, Jamshedpur. His research interests are in infrastructure, urban development and comparison of service delivery in India and China. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from New York University and an MA and MPhil from the Delhi School of Economics.