Vice Chairman of the Council, the ISPP
Director – General, National Council of Applied Economic Research
Vice Chairman of the Council
Prior to joining NCAER, Shah was the World Bank’s Regional Economic Adviser for South Asia and, earlier, Sector Manager in the Bank’s research complex and a principal author of the 2004 World Development Report, Making Services Work for Poor People. During a World Bank career in Washington D.C. spanning more than two decades, Shah also served as the Bank’s Deputy Research Administrator, Sector Manager for Public Sector Management for the Bank’s work in Europe and Central Asia, and Lead Economist and Country Coordinator for Bangladesh.
Before joining the World Bank, he was the Ford Foundation’s Program Officer for Economics and International Relations for South Asia. He worked earlier in Washington DC consulting for the US Federal Reserve, FDIC, the OCC, and US banks and bank holding companies. Shah received his BA in Economics from St Stephens College, Delhi University, and his MA and Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University.