Kunal Sen is Professor of Development Economics in the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, UK, and Joint Research Director of the DFID-UK funded Effective States and Inclusive Development (ESID) Research Centre. He was past President of the British Association for South Asian Studies, one of the world’s largest learned societies on South Asian Studies. His current research is on the political economy of development. Professor Sen’s recent authored books are The Political Economy of India’s Growth Episodes, London: Palgrave Macmillan and Out of the Shadows? The Informal Sector in Post-Reform India, Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2016. He has also published over 90 articles in journals including Labour Economics, Journal of Comparative Economics, Public Choice, Review of Income and Wealth, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Development Studies, and World Development. He has won the Sanjaya Lall Prize in 2006 and Dudley Seers Prize in 2003 for his publications.