Dr. Rathin Roy is the Director of National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi, in the rank and pay of Secretary to the Government of India. He has also been appointed Member, Seventh Central Pay Commission, Government of India. With postings in London, New York, Kathmandu, Brasilia and Bangkok, he has worked as an Economic Diplomat and Policy Advisor with the United Nations Development Program, with a particular focus on emerging economies. He has also worked as an investment banker and as an academic economist, with research on fiscal space, fiscal decentralization, macro-fiscal policy, and the economics of institutions. Dr. Roy is Member, India Advisory Committee, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Inquiry into a Sustainable Financial System, Member on the Meta Council on Inclusive Growth, World Economic Forum, Geneva, and Member, Poverty Task Force, Government of India.
Dr. Roy holds a Ph.D and an M.Phil in Economics from the University of Cambridge, an MA in Economics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University and BA (Hons) in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi.
His past positions include: Director and Regional Manager Asia Pacific Regional Centre, United Nations Development Programme Bangkok (2012-13); Director International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth, United Nations Development Programme, Brasilia, Brazil (2009-2012); Economic Advisor in the Thirteenth Finance Commission, Government of India, New Delhi in the Rank of Joint Secretary to the Government of India (2008-2009); Cluster Public Finance and Macroeconomics and Public Finance Advisor, Poverty Group Bureau for Development Policy in the United Nations Development Programme, New York (May 2002 – May 2008); Academic Director and Associate Professor, Department of Economics, SOAS, University of London (1998-2000); Policy Economist, University of Manchester (September 1993- July 1995); and Portfolio Manager, Investment Banking Division, Grindlays Bank, Mumbai (1990).