Dr. Urmila Chatterjee is the Executive Director of the Data, Policy, and Innovation Center (DPIC) and Research Director at the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC India).
Urmila comes to the University of Chicago from a distinguished career at the World Bank, where for more than a decade she delivered high-quality knowledge products, led policy dialogue, and implemented complex lending projects in South Asia with a focus on poverty reduction, fiscal incidence, electricity reform, statistics modernization, water pollution, sanitation service delivery, and climate adaptation. Urmila has a strong record of managing large teams, working with diverse stakeholders ranging from government officials, leading academics and civil society and mentoring junior colleagues. She is an effective communicator and has published her work in leading policy journals, highly visible reports and newspapers.
Prior to joining the World Bank, Urmila worked at the International Monetary Fund, the Indian Institute of Management and Citigroup. Urmila holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Mumbai; she is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.