Hi Folks! I am a Programme Officer in the Public Policy Research Group in the Public Affairs Centre, Bangalore. I graduated in commerce from Chennai after which I pursued masters in Economics from Symbiosis International University, Pune. I have been involved with research projects with the Confederation of Indian Industry on a project for identifying the infrastructural gaps in industrial parks in Chennai and the Tamil Nadu Planning Commission on a review of the MSME sector in the state. . I have also been part of a recent study submitted to GRIDCO (Electricity wing of Government of Orissa), which aimed at forecasting the monthly and quarterly power demand of all states in India for 5 years. My research interests lie in Development Economics, Growth-equity Trade off and Macro Issues on which I have published research papers in many national seminars across the country. Apart from academics my passion lies in sports. I have represented Tamil Nadu State Junior Cricket team for 2 years. My other interests include yoga, philosophy and poetry.