About the Author
Souvik Dutta is an Assistant Professor in Economics at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) and is the recipient of the Young Faculty Research Chair at IIMB. He has published in reputed journals and his primary research interests lie in the areas of applied microeconomics, development and political economy. He has been an active researcher in survey-based studies related to policy and planning. He has worked on express delivery services in India in collaboration with ICRIER, which involved extensive primary survey of express and courier companies and identifying barriers and making policy suggestions. Other major projects involve studying microfinance in West Bengal, which is funded by International Growth Center, London School of Economics. Prof Dutta holds a PhD in Economics from Pennsylvania State University, USA and a Masters in Economics from Delhi School of Economics.