Research/Areas of Interest:
-New Venture Formation
-Strategies for Emerging Markets
-Auctions and Mechanism Design
PhD, Economics, University of Rochester, Rochester, United States
MA, Economics, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
BA, Economics, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
Bhaskar Chakravorti is the Dean of Global Business at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and founding Executive Director of Fletcher's Institute for Business in the Global Context. The Institute's objective is to "connect the world of business with the world." At the Institute, Bhaskar has launched multiple initiatives, e.g. The Digital Planet, Inclusion Inc., The "Turn?" Conference series, among others. In addition, Bhaskar also serves on the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, is an Advisory Board member for the UNDP's International Center for the Private Sector in Development, based in Istanbul, a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution India and the Senior Advisor for Digital Inclusion at the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth. He is a regular writer and columnist for multiple widely read publications, e.g. Harvard Business Review, Forbes, The Guardian, Indian Express, Huffington Post, and is a former op-ed columnist on Innovation for the Washington Post. He is the author of the widely acclaimed book, "The Slow Pace of Fast Change: Bringing Innovations to Market in a Connected World" (Harvard Business Press). His papers and articles appear in top-tier academic journals, multiple books and in widely-read media, e.g. New York Times, WSJ, Financial Times, Washington Post, CNN, Foreign Affairs, BusinessWeek, CNBC. He has provided commentary to the media, e.g. BBC, National Public Radio, Al Jazeera, CCTV, NBC, New York Times, WSJ, The Economist, The Times of London, Times of India, among many others, on a variety of issues ranging from innovation to digital transformation to sustainable development. Prior to joining Fletcher, Bhaskar was a Partner of McKinsey & Company, on the faculty of Harvard Business School and a Distinguished Scholar at MIT's Legatum Center. He was a leader of McKinsey's Innovation and Global Forces practices and taught innovation and entrepreneurship at Harvard. Prior to McKinsey, he was a Partner at the Monitor Group, a game theorist at Bellcore (formerly Bell Labs), on the economics faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and was selected to be an officer of TAS, the "talent pipeline of leaders" for India's Tata Group. In a 30 year career, he has been an advisor to CEOs and senior management of over 30 companies in the Fortune 500 and worked across the Americas, EU, Asia and Africa, and multiple industries. Bhaskar's Ph.D. in Economics is from the University of Rochester and his MA from the Delhi School of Economics and BA (honors) from Delhi University's St. Stephen's College.