Dr. Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan serves NITI Aayog as a Fellow, heading the verticals of Trade and Commerce, Strategic Economic Dialogue, International Cooperation and Vision India@2047.
Prior to joining the GoI, he has been an economist working to analyse a wide range of economic (mainly international trade), disruptive technology, environmental/energy, labor and public health policies.
Dr.Gopalakrishnan simultaneously holds several affiliations; Affiliate/Courtesy Faculty Member with University of Washington Seattle, Boston College, Non Resident Senior Fellow with European Center for International Political Economy, Brussels, and National Council for Applied Economic Research. He has also been a consultant with the UN, World Bank, FAO, WHO, Harvard University, Tata Group, Aditya Birla Group and several others.
He has been engaged with the startup community across the world as an advisor and co-founder.
Dr.Gopalakrishnan has published over 150 papers and 8 books and presented his work in over 30 countries across the world.
Economics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, 2006
Textile Technology, PSG College of Technology, 2002
Hindi Literature, Dakshin Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha, 2000
- 2021 – Present: Lead Advisor and Fellow
- 2022 – Present: Affiliate Faculty Member
Boston College – Woods College of Advancing Studies
- 2022 – Present: Member
Working Group on a Grand Bargain for Antimicrobial Procurement, Center for Global Development
- 2021 – Present: Non Resident Senior Fellow
- 2018 – Present: Consulting Economist
- 2015 – Present: Affiliate Faculty Member
University of Washington
- 2015 – 2021: Consulting Economist
McKinsey and Company
- 2013 – Present: Honorary Fellow
South Asian Network of Economic Modelling
- 2007 – 2016: Research Economist
Center for Global Trade Analysis, Purdue University