About the Author
Laveesh Bhandari, recipient of best thesis award by the EXIM Bank of India in 1996, and Hite Fellowship for work in International Finance. His areas of work are macro- economic research, large-frame surveys on economic and social sectors and consumer profiles, policy analysis, econometric modelling, monitoring and evaluation. His work on inequality, education and India’s progress is frequently referred to in the policy debate in India. He has authored and co-authored numerous publications on socioeconomic development, health, education, poverty and inequality.