Dr. Rajeev Gowda is Chairperson, Centre for Public Policy and Professor of Economics and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. His education includes an MA in Economics from Fordham University and a PhD in Public Policy and Management from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He has worked as a Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley, and as Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma.
Professor Gowda research focuses on how people and societies manage risk. His edited books include Judgments, Decisions, and Public Policy, published by Cambridge University Press.
After his return to India Professor Gowda is actively immersed in politics and is with the Congress party. He draws on his political field work for his publications on the Indian political process.
Professor Gowda is now building the Resurgent India Trust that aims to empower youth and energize Bangalore. An avid quizzer, Dr. Gowda was national runner-up on BBC TV Mastermind India in 2001.