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Sanjay Kathuria

Global Fellow


    September 1, 2022 — August 30, 2024

    Professional affiliation

    Adjunct Professor/Visiting Faculty, Georgetown University/Ashoka University; Senior Visiting Fellow/Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Center for Policy Research, New Delhi/Institute of South Asian Studies, Singapore


    • Economics and Globalization
    • Gender
    • International Development

    Wilson Center Projects

    Trade, Trust and Peace: Nudging the Future of Two Billion South Asians

    Full Biography

    Sanjay Kathuria is a leading thinker and commentator on economic integration in South Asia and the economic development of the region. He spent over 27 years at the World Bank, working on South Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe, including field assignments in New Delhi and Dhaka. Before joining the World Bank, he was a Fellow at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations in New Delhi. His scholarly and popular writing has focused on South Asia, economic growth and development, trade and globalization, regional integration, and the economics of small states, among others. He is on the editorial board of the Rising Asia Journal. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Oxford University as an Inlaks Scholar. He graduated from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and did his Master’s at the Delhi School of Economics.

    Major Publications

    • Regional Investment Pioneers in South Asia: the Payoffs of Knowing your Neighbors (co-author). World Bank, Washington, D.C, 2021
    • Unleashing E-Commerce for South Asian Integration (co-author). World Bank, Washington, D.C., 2020
    • A Glass Half Full: The Promise of Regional Trade in South Asia (Editor and Lead Author). World Bank, South Asia Development Forum, Washington, D.C, 2018