Sanjeev Gupta

Sanjeev Gupta

Head of Fiscal Practice

Sanjeev Gupta was a Deputy Director at the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for more than a decade and worked in its African and European Departments in earlier years. Before his career at the IMF, he was a fellow of the Kiel Institute of World Economics, Germany; Senior Faculty (equivalent to a full Professor) in the Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad; and Secretary (Economic Affairs) of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Mr. Gupta has been a member of various task forces and commissions (e.g., Lancet Health Commission and Education Commission).
Mr. Gupta has authored/coauthored over 150 papers on macroeconomic and fiscal issues covering advanced, emerging and low-income countries, many published in well-known academic journals and authored/coauthored/co-edited thirteen books; the most recent ones are “The Economics of Public Health Care Reform in Advanced and Emerging Economics,” “Energy Subsidy Reform: Lessons and Implications”, “Equitable and Sustainable Pensions: Challenges and Experience,” “Income Inequality and Fiscal Policy,” “Fiscal Politics” “Digital Revolutions in Public Finance”, all published by the IMF.
Mr. Gupta is also a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Center for the Global Development and a Senior Fellow at the African Center for Economic Transformation.

Areas of Expertise:

Macroeconomic and fiscal policy
Health policy
Income distribution
Expenditure policy
Digitalization and public finances

Past Experience:

Deputy Director Fiscal Affairs Department IMF
Secretary, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Senior Faculty, Administrative Staff College of India
Fellow, Kiel Institute of World Economics

Key Advisory Engagements

Visiting Senior Fellow, Center for Global Development
Senior Fellow, African Center for Economic Transformation
Member, Lancet Commission on Investing in Health
World Health Organization