is Professor at the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bengaluru, India. Prior to this, she was with the Public Affairs Centre, where she was initially Ford Public Affairs Fellow, with the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi, and teacher at the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow, as Assistant and Associate Professor. She has been a visiting scholar at UNU-WIDER, Helsinki a couple of times. She has authored and edited several books published with Oxford University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Springer, and Sage, and has published papers in Regional Science and Urban Economics, Urban Studies, Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies (RURDS), China Economic Review, Environment & Urbanization Asia, and Applied Economics, among others. She is among the top 10% of authors on the Social Science Research Network.