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D B Gupta

Senior Adviser

D B Gupta is currently a Senior Adviser at NCAER. He was associated with the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), New Delhi; National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi; the World Bank; and the Government of India as an adviser to the Planning Commission and Department of Family Welfare. He has held several honorary chairs and visiting faculty positions to institutes in India and abroad. His primary areas of interest include health economics, environmental economics, urban development, housing, Indian industry and developmental economics. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Birmingham, England.


  • 1996- Present: Senior Adviser, NCAER
  • 1990-96: Professor of Economics and Director, Population Research Centre,  Institute of Economic Growth
  • 1987-90: HDFC Chair in Public Economics and Urban Finance, National Institute of  Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi
  • 1990-91: Adviser, Planning Commission, Government of India
  • 2002-03: Project Advisor for Population Project, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi
  • 1986-87: S. P. Jain Chair at the Advanced Management Research Center, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi
  • 1981-1985: Consultant, jointly with the Agricultural Division, World Bank, Washington DC and Economic Growth Centre, Yale University
  • 1977-78: Lectureship at the Department of Economics, Hull University, England



  • PHD (Economics), University of Birmingham, UK
  • MA (Eco. Stat.), Delhi School of Economics
  • Books



Research Interests