Master's in Economics and PhD, Delhi School of Economics. Formerly: NABARD Chair Professor, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi; Chief Economist, National Council of Applied Economic Research, Delhi. 2001-11, with IFPRI: 2001-06, Director, Markets, Trade and Institutions Division, Washington DC; 2006-11, Director, Asia, Delhi office. 2011-14, Chairman, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, Gov't of India. Currently, with ICRIER, New Delhi; research includes analysis and policy advice on agricultural markets and development of value chains, agriculture trade liberalization, and negotiations at the WTO with focus on likely implications on developing country interests. Published in national and international research journals, gave policy advice to the Indian gov't and interacted with the corporate sector involved in agri-business, farmer groups and civil society organizations.