Devesh Kapur is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas in Austin. He formerly served as an Associate Professor in the Department of Government at Harvard University as the Director of the Graduate Student Associate Program and a faculty associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, as well as a faculty associate at the Center for International Development at the JFK School of Government at Harvard University.
Kapur received a B.Tech. in chemical engineering from Banaras, India, an M.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota, and a Ph.D. from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. Subsequently he was a program associate at the Brookings Institution in Washington D.C.
Devesh's research examines local-global linkages in political and economic change in developing countries, particularly India, focusing especially on the role of international institutions (especially the Bretton Woods Institutions) and diasporas. He is the coauthor of The World Bank: Its First Half Century (Brookings) and author of The Reverse Midas Touch? The Indian State and Economic Development: Lessons from the Indian Petrochemical Industry (forthcoming, Oxford University Press). He is currently working on public institutions in India, the impact of international human capital flows on developing countries and the political and economic impact of the Indian diaspora on India.
- The Global Migration of Talent: What Does it Mean for Developing Countries? (Policy Library)
- Give Us Your Best and Your Brightest (Policy Library)
- The Hardest Job in the World: Five Crucial Tasks for the New President of the World Bank (Policy Library)
Specialization:Economic reform processes, Effects of technological change, Globalization, State capacity
Last Updated: Sep 25, 2006