Sanjay Kathuria is Lead Economist and Coordinator, South Asia Regional Integration, in the Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment Global Practice, based in Washington, D.C. Until August 2012, he was the Bank’s Lead Economist for Bangladesh, based in Dhaka. In 26 years at the World Bank, he has worked in South Asia, as well as the Latin American and East European regions. He describes his goal as helping in the quest for deeper engagement amongst the economies of South Asia. Prior to joining the World Bank, he was a Fellow at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations in New Delhi. He graduated from St. Stephen’s College, did his Master’s at the Delhi School of Economics, and his doctorate from Oxford University. His research interests include issues relating to economic growth, international trade and trade policy, economic integration, competitiveness, technology development, fiscal policy, and financial sector development. He has published several books and academic as well as popular articles on these topics.