About the Editors

Bibek Debroy is a professor at the Center for Policy Research in New Delhi. He has worked in academia, industry chambers, and government, including in leadership positions in the Legal Adjustments and Reforms for Globalizing the Economy project and the Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor. Debroy is the author of several books, papers, and articles. He holds degrees from Presidency College in Calcutta, the Delhi School of Economics, and Trinity College in Cambridge.


Ashley J. Tellis is a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace specializing in international security, defense, and Asian strategic issues. While on assignment to the U.S. Department of State as senior adviser to the undersecretary of state for political affairs, he was intimately involved in negotiating the civil nuclear agreement with India. Previously, he was commissioned into the Foreign Service and served as senior adviser to the ambassador at the U.S. embassy in New Delhi. He also served on the National Security Council staff as special assistant to the president and senior director for strategic planning and Southwest Asia.


Reece Trevor is a research assistant in the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he previously served as a junior fellow focusing on South Asian security and U.S. grand strategy. He completed his bachelor’s degree with honors at the University of Chicago.

About the Contributors

Ila Patnaik, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Surjit Bhalla, Oxus Investments

Ashok Gulati, Commission for Agriculture Costs and Prices

Rajiv Kumar, Center for Policy Research

Omkar Goswami, Corporate and Economic Research Group

Laveesh Bhandari, Indicus Analytics

A. K. Shiva Kumar, National Advisory Council

Rajiv Lall and Ritu Anand, IDFC Limited

Somik Lall, World Bank

Tara Vishwanath, World Bank

Barun Mitra, Liberty Institute, and Madhumita D. Mitra, Consultant

Tushaar Shah, International Water Management Institute and Shilp Verma, Independent Researcher

Sunjoy Joshi, Observer Research Foundation

Ligia Noronha, Energy and Resources Institute

Devesh Kapur, Center for the Advanced Study of India, University of Pennsylvania

Milan Vaishnav, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Ravinder Pal Singh, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

C. Raja Mohan, Observer Research Foundation and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace