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Sanford School of Public Policy
Professor of the Practice in the Sanford School of Public Policy

Gangadhar P. Shukla is Professor of the Practice of Public Policy at DCID and Director of the Program on Tax Analysis and Revenue Forecasting (TARF).Previously, he was a lecturer and a Development Fellow at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and an Associate at the Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID).While at Harvard, Shukla taught courses at the Kennedy School and in the Economic Department, directed the Program on Tax Analysis and Revenue Forecasting, and provided technical assistance to over a dozen countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Transitional Economies on tax policy and project evaluation.  He previously served the government of India for twenty years in a variety of local, state and central government executive positions – with considerable practical experience in local government finance, urban development, public sector management, financial management, budgeting, and revenue and expenditure analysis.Shukla has a Ph.D. in Political Economics and Government from Harvard University.

Areas of Expertise

  • Developing Countries
  • Economic development
  • Finance, Public
  • Taxation


Ph.D., Harvard University (1993)

M.P.A., Harvard University (1986)

M.S., University of Allahabad (India) (1965)

B.S., University of Allahabad (India) (1963)

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