Dr. Surjit Bhalla is senior India analyst, ‘The Observatory Group’, a New York based macro policy advisory group. He holds a PhD in Economics from Princeton University. Dr. Bhalla has worked at the Rand Corporation, Brookings Institution and the World Bank as an economist; has taught at the Delhi School of Economics; and has worked as a proprietary trader/strategist/portfolio manager at the World Bank, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and Oxus Investments. While at Oxus, Dr. Bhalla has also served on several committees of the government of India such as the National Statistical Commission of India. He was also a member of the two capital account convertibility committees of the Reserve Bank of India and government of India (1997 and 2006). He has also worked extensively with the securities regulator, SEBI (e.g. advisory committee on secondary markets, committee on introduction of derivatives, and committee on portfolio management services). Dr. Bhalla is author of several academic articles as well as many books including ‘Imagine There’s No Country: Poverty, Inequality, and Growth in the Era of Globalization’, ‘Devaluing to Prosperity’ and ‘Criconomics’. He is also a regular contributing editor, 'The Indian Express’.