About the Author
Devendra B. Gupta
Devendra B. Gupta is currently a Senior Consultant at NCAER, New Delhi. He was associated with the Institute of Economic Growth (Professor of Economics and Director, Population Research Centre); Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi (S.P. Jain Chair), National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (HDFC Chair); Planning Commission (Advisor–Urban Development). He has been consultant with the World Bank, UNICEF, ESCAP, ILO-ARTEP, DFID, WHO. He has held visiting positions at Yale, Hull University (England), and Hitotsubashi (Japan). His primary areas of interest include: econometric modelling, health and housing, water and sanitation, urban and land economics, small industry and development economics. He holds MA both in Economics and Economic Statistics from Delhi School of Economics, and PhD from the University of Birmingham.