Soumyadip Chattopadhyay, PhD  

Soumyadip Chattopadhyay is an Associate Professor in Economics at the Department of Economics and Politics, Visva Bharati University, West Bengal, and a Visiting Senior Fellow at IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, New Delhi. He is the coordinator of the IMPRI Center for Habitat, Urban and Regional Studies (CHURS). He was associated with Graduate School of Geography, Clark University as a C.V. Raman Fellow, and with the Department of Urban Studies and Planning, University of Sheffield as a Commonwealth Academic Fellow. His research interests lie in the field of development studies, and specifically in urban finance, urban inequality, and ongoing transformations in urban governance in Indian cities. He is currently serving as one of the Associate Editors of International Journal of Rural Management.


Simi Mehta, PhD (Managing Editor)  

Simi Mehta is the CEO and Editorial Director of IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute and Managing Editor of IPRR. She holds a PhD in American Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and was a Fulbright Fellow at Ohio State University, USA. Her areas of research include US and India’s agriculture and foreign policies, international security studies, sustainable development, climate change, gender justice, urban environment and food security.