People, Planet & Prosperity Global Policy Forum



Co-Chair T20 TF 1; Professorial Research Fellow (Economics Department and DPP), Open University, UK

Professor Smita Srinivas is the India Lead for the 4-country Innovation for Cancer Care project and holds appointments with the Economics Department and Development Policy group at the Open University, UK, and at the National Centre for Biological Sciences-Tata
Institute of Fundamental Research (NCBS-TIFR), India. She is an Honorary Professor at the Department of Science, Technology,
Engineering, and Public Policy at University College London. Prof. Srinivas is the 2021 AFEE Clarence E. Ayres Scholar (institutional
economics) and the 2015 EAEPE biennial Myrdal Prize awardee (evolutionary economics/political
economy) for the monograph Market Menagerie: Health and Development in Late Industrial States
(Stanford University Press, 2012). She has over two decades of policy engagements and research on technological change, industry dynamics, and the microeconomics of innovation. She received a PhD from MIT in economic development and planning with a
focus on microeconomics, and prior training in maths and physics. She has held full-time faculty,
senior Fellow or Visiting appointments at the LSE, Columbia University, Harvard University, IISc, and
think tanks such as ICRIER and CTIER.She is a frequent keynote speaker and grants awardee.


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