Surjit S. Bhalla

Surjit S. Bhallais a Senior India Analyst for the Observatory Group, a New York based macroeconomic policy advisory firm and Chairman of Oxus Research & Investments. Surjit has taught at the Delhi School of Economics and worked at the Rand Corporation, the Brookings Institution, World Bank, Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank. He also served as executive director of the Policy Group in New Delhi, the country’s first non-government funded think tank, and is on the governing board of India’s largest think tank, NCAER.
     He is a Contributing Editor to The Indian Express, and is the author of Imagine There’s no Country (2002) and Devaluing to Prosperity (2012). His first book, Between the Wickets: The Who and Why of the Best in Cricket (1987), developed a model for evaluating performance in sports.
     He holds a PhD in Economics from Princeton University, a Master in Public and International Affairs from Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, and a BSEE degree from Purdue University. In 2017 he was appointed as a member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s newly-formed Economic Advisory Council. He lives in New Delhi.
 

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In Imagine There’s No Country: Poverty, Inequality, and Growth in the Era of Globalization, published by the Petersen Institute in 2002, the author had discussed the effects of globalization on the world’s economies, especially the economies in the developing world. This book also introduced an economic, and empirical, definition of the term ‘middle class’.

Second among Equals advances the concept and definition of the middle class and measures the role the middle class has played...

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