Dvara Research appoints Dr Indradeep Ghosh as Executive Director

Dvara Research, a policy research body, appointed Dr Indradeep Ghosh as it’s new Executive Director (ED). As a part of his new role, Dr Ghosh will be closely handling matters of the Dvara Research Board in a bid to drive its research agenda and will lead the research priorities in coordination with the practice heads.

He will lead the overall strategic developments of the company and steer research priorities, partnerships and outreach under each of the initiatives that are aimed towards advancing the company’s mission of ensuring that every individual and every enterprise has complete access to financial services.

Prior to joining Dvara Research, Dr Ghosh was an Associate Professor and Dean (Faculty) at the Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics, Mumbai. He was earlier associated with Haverford College in Philadelphia, USA as an Assistant Professor of Economics. He holds a PhD in Economics from MIT and an MA in Economics from Cambridge University, where he won the Adam Smith Prize given to the top graduating student in the university.

Dr Ghosh holds dense knowledge of research experience rooted in Macroeconomics, Economics Pedagogy and Interdisciplinary/Transdisciplinary Studies. He has a lot of publications accredited to him that are published in reputed research journals. He has delivered lectures at various institutions both in India and abroad.

 Bindu Ananth, Chair, Dvara Research, said, “We are delighted to welcome Dr Ghosh to the Dvara Group. His extensive research experience and multi-disciplinary approach will be very valuable in advancing our mission. Under his leadership, we hope that Dvara Research can continue to contribute towards an enabling policy & regulatory framework for financial inclusion in India. Dr Ghosh will drive high-quality research and policy work in the areas of household finance, design of sustainable financial systems, social protection and future of finance. Dr Ghosh will also lead our effort to create a high-quality dialogue with industry, regulators and policymakers around these themes.”

On his joining Dvara Research, Dr Indradeep Ghosh said, “Dvara Research has been at the vanguard of thinking about financial inclusion in India. I am excited to carry forward this work. I feel privileged to lead a team of creative and passionate thinkers, and together, we hope to do work that will impact the lives of millions of Indians in a deep and lasting manner.”

Since its founding in 2008, Dvara Research has been at the vanguard of financial inclusion research in India. It has embarked on initiatives that are anchored in precise research with the aim of creating an enabling policy and regulatory environment for an inclusive financial system. Its focus areas are namely Financial System Design, Household Finance, Customer Protection (also known as Future of Finance) and Social Protection initiative.

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