Dr. Indradeep Ghosh is the Executive Director of Dvara Research. He has a PhD
from MIT, an MA from Cambridge University (where he won the Adam Smith Prize
given to the top graduating student in the university), and a BA from St.
Stephen’s College, all in Economics. After graduating from MIT, Dr. Ghosh
pursued an academic career for more than a decade, first at Haverford College
Pennsylvania, and then at the Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics in Mumbai,
India. At Dvara Research, he works with the Board to drive its research agenda
and leads research priorities in coordination with the practice heads.
Dr. Ghosh brings an interdisciplinary orientation to understanding and
solving the problems of financial inclusion and social protection in India,
and an enthusiasm for co-creating solutions in a style of constructive
engagement with other research organizations, academic researchers, and
practitioners (financial service providers, civil society organizations,
social enterprises, and non-profits). Dr. Ghosh also interfaces regularly with
policymakers and regulators to advocate for sensible pro-poor financial
inclusion and social protection policies. In 2020, Dr. Ghosh led the drafting
team for the Social Stock Exchange report (by SEBI’s Working Group), and in
2021, Dr. Ghosh served on the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India’s
Research Guidance Group. He continues to occasionally publish in peer-reviewed
journals such as the Economic & Political Weekly (see here
, under Special Articles) and the Journal of Cultural Economy (see here). Recently, Indradeep has written about the relation between household level
economic activity and macro-aggregate economic activity, and also about
women’s financial inclusion.