Dr. Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan

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Dr. Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan


Dr. Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan is an economist working to analyze a wide range of economic (mainly international trade), disruptive technology (blockchain, AI, drones, robotics, IoT, etc.), environmental/energy and public health policies. He has informed the process of decision making in several major economic policies such as free trade agreements, technology regulations, etc., both through his academic research and consulting/advisory projects. 

Badri is a Senior Economist and Affiliate Professor with University of Washington Seattle, Senior Fellow with European Center for International Political Economy, Brussels and Center for Social and Economic Progress (formerly Brookings India), New Delhi. He is on the Board of Directors of British American Business Council. He is also a consultant with UN, World Bank, ILO, FAO, WHO, ICRIER, IMF and several other international organizations as well as government/private bodies across the world. He is also engaged with the startup community across the world as an advisor and co-founder. He also founded a consulting firm named “Infinite Sum Modelling” in 2015, which has a global presence, with offices in Vancouver, Seattle, Los Angeles, Beijing and New Delhi. He has been a consultant to several organizations such as McKinsey, KPMG, PWC, World Bank, UN, ADB, Harvard University, LSE, the Commonwealth Secretariat, etc. 

He has published over 100 papers and 5 books cited thousands of times in journals as well as popular media (FT, BBC, CNN, WP, The Economist, etc.) , in reputed journals  such as Nature Communication, Energy Economics, Network and Spatial Economics, Economic Modelling, Applied Economics, Agricultural Economics, etc., and presented his work in over 30 countries across the world.

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