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Bibek Debroy
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Mr. Bibek Debroy


Mr. Bibek Debroy is a renowned Indian academician, author and economist. He has authored several books, papers and popular articles and has been a consulting/ contributing editor with several newspapers.

Mr. Debroy was educated at Ramakrishna Mission Narendrapur, Presidency College of the University of Calcutta, Delhi School of Economics and Trinity College, Cambridge. He has worked at National University of Singapore, Centre for Policy Research, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, and the Presidency College, Kolkata.

He has worked with several arms of the Government serving as a Consultant to the Department of Economic Affairs, member of the Chief Minister's Economic Advisory Council in Rajasthan, member of the National Manufacturing Competitive Council and Chairman of the High Powered Committee set up by the Ministry of Railways to restructure Indian Railways.

He has authored a ten-volume unabridged English translation of the Hindu epic, The Mahabharata. In 2015, he was appointed a permanent member of NITI Aayog. He is a recipient of the prestigious Padma Shri award by the Government of India.