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Maitreesh Ghatak
London School of Economics; IGC Bihar
Maitreesh Ghatak was educated at the Presidency College, University of Calcutta, Delhi School of Economics, and Harvard University, where he received his PhD in 1996. He has been Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics since 2004, having earlier taught at the University of Chicago.  He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Development Economics since 2009 and the Director of the research programme Economic Organization and Public Policy (EOPP) at STICERD, LSE since 2006. Earlier he was the Managing Editor of the Review of Economic Studies, and a Co-Editor of the Economics of Transition.  He is currently a member of the Executive Committee of BREAD, and a Lead Academic of the India-Bihar Program of the International Growth Centre.  He is a founder member of the research networks Theoretical Research in Development (ThReD) and Non-Profits, Governments, and Organizations (NGO).  His areas of research interest are development economics, economics of contracts and organizations, and public economics. Current projects include the role of market structure in microfinance, land acquisition and compensation for displaced farmers, non-profits and social enterprise, and incentives and organization design in public service delivery.   

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