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Akshay Mangla

Akshay Mangla

Principal Investigator, India

Akshay Mangla is Associate Professor of International Business at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford and a Research Fellow at Green Templeton College, Oxford.

A political scientist by training, Akshay specialises in the political economy of development, with regional expertise in South Asia. His book, Making Bureaucracy Work: Norms, Education and Public Service Delivery in Rural India (Cambridge University Press), investigates how public agencies effectively implement universal primary education services in India. The book has won multiple awards, and advances our understanding of bureaucracy’s role in promoting inclusive development.

Akshay is a Faculty Associate of the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford and the Contemporary South Asian Studies Programme in Oxford’s School of Global and Area Studies.

Prior to Oxford, Akshay was an Assistant Professor at Harvard Business School, where he taught in the Business, Government, and International Economy Unit. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MSc in Management Research from the University of Oxford and a BS in Finance and BA in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania.

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