Dilip Mookherjee was the Lead Academic for IGC India and Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute for Economic Development at Boston University. He received his PhD from the London School of Economics in 1982, and has previously taught at Stanford University and the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi. His research interests include development economics, contract and organization theory. Recent projects on South Asian countries include agricultural supply chains; microfinance and financial development, land acquisition laws, land reforms, decentralization, and deforestation. He is Lead Academic of the IGC India Central Program, and has been past-President of BREAD. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and has been recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the Mahalanobis Memorial Medal of the Indian Econometric Society.