Professor Sunil Mani is the Director and also Professor, Reserve Bank of India Chair at the Centre. Formerly, he was a member of the faculty and head of graduate studies at the United Nations University-Institute for New Technologies (now known as UNU-MERIT) at Maastricht in the Netherlands
He obtained his M. Phil and Ph.D. in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and has done postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford on a fellowship from the Ford Foundation, New York. He has held Visiting Professorships at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, Japan, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy and University of Toulouse Jean Jaures, Toulouse, France and at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. Further, he serves on the editorial boards of three international journals, Research Policy (Elsevier), Structural Change and Economic Dynamics (Elsevier), and the International Journal of Technology and Globalization (Inderscience).
Dr. Mani has published extensively in his area of specialisation in the form of 10 books, and several articles in refereed international and national journals and chapters in books. His latest (2017) book is with Franco Malerba and Pamela Adams, Rise to Market Leadership, New Leading Firms from Emerging Countries, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, Mass, USA: Edward Elgar. Another edited work, India’s Economy and Society, Lateral Explorations is under publication by Springer