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Sudhir Shetty

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Sudhir Shetty is a non-resident fellow at the Center for Global Development and Professorial Lecturer at the Elliott School for International Affairs at George Washington University. His areas of interest include East Asian and African development, development finance, and gender equality.

Shetty has spent most of his professional career at the World Bank. Most recently, he was its Chief Economist for East Asia and the Pacific. During his time at the World Bank, he held a number of other positions in its Africa and East Asia and Pacific regions, including as Director of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management department in both regions. He was also Co-Director for the World Bank’s 2012 World Development Report on Gender Equality and Development

Prior to joining the World Bank, Shetty taught economics and public policy at Duke University.  He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Cornell University, an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and a BA in Economics from Bombay University. 

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