Pinaki Chakraborty is a fellow at National Institute of Public Finance and Policy. He was previously senior economist and economist for that institute. Before joining National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, he was a consultant for the 11th Finance Commission of India. He is engaged in a number of research projects on fiscal policy. He has published a number of articles in books and journals and given many lectures and presentations around the world. Chakraborty holds an MA in Economics from North Bengal University and an M.Phil. in applied economics and a Ph.D. in economics from the Centre for Development Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.