Former Collaborating Researcher
Shan Gooptu wrote a think piece for the Road to Addis series. At the time of his collaboration, he was Global Lead, Fiscal Policy in the World Bank Group's Global Practice for Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management. In this role, Dr. Gooptu is the technical lead of the cross-section of staff in the Practice that have professional interests and abilities in this business line (Global Solutions Group) of the World Bank Group to help deliver strategic, global or country outcomes. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A. and over 25 years’ experience in the World Bank where he has undertaken a full range of activities and operational products in both low and middle-income countries--from budget support lending operations to core economic reports, policy and technical papers, and technical assistance services.