Chiranjib Sen

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Government Role and Capacity under Market Reform
  • Governance Innovations and Administrative Reform
  • Regulatory Institutions and Dynamics
  • Developmental States and Policy in Asia


Chiranjib Sen is a visiting faculty with the School of Development.

Prior to joining the University, Chiranjib was Professor of Economics & Social Sciences in the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He was the founding Chairperson of the Centre for Public Policy (CPP) at IIMB. He has been associated with a number of academic institutions in India and abroad. These include: Professor at the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum; Harry Reynolds International Visiting Professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Visiting Scholar, Maxwell School for Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University; Visiting Scholar, Harvard Institute of International Development; and Visiting Professor, Vassar College.

He has been an independent Director of Indian Overseas Bank, and is on the board of KIOCL Limited. He was the first Indian to serve as President of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI), which is a network of Indian and Canadian higher education institutions. He was a member of the Task Force on Faculty Shortage and Design of Performance Appraisal Systems, MHRD, Government of India, 2011.

Dr. Sen received his Ph. D in Economics from Stanford University and M.A in Economics from Delhi School of Economics. His areas of research interest include Government Role and Capacity under Market Reform; Governance Innovations and Administrative Reform; Regulatory Institutions and Dynamics and Developmental States and Policy in Asia

Publications and Writings


  • Essays on the Transformation of India’s Agrarian Economy
  • Enterprise Management (co-editor)
  • State, Market and Governance in India (in progress)

Recent Articles

  • Regulation in Corporate Governance and Elsewhere” (with N. Balasubramanian), in Corporate Governance-An Emerging Scenario, NSE
  • The Redesign of Government-Business Relation in India” (with Anil Suraj), Stanford University Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, WP 102
  • A Framework for Analyzing Demand and Supply of Faculty and the Quality of Higher Education” (IIMB WP 350)
  • Are Gandhi’s Economic Precepts Relevant in the Era of Globalization?”, IIMB, Centre for Corporate Governance and Citizenship” WP 200911300
  • Karnataka’s Growth Dynamics”, in Karnataka Development Report
  • Global Economic Turmoil-Toward a Paradigm Shift?” Op-ed, The Hindu