Prof. Kunal Sen is the Director of United Nation University – World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) and Professor of Development Economics in the Global Development Institute, the University of Manchester, UK (on leave). He is also Research Fellow of IZA, Bonn.
Previously, he has been a member of faculty in the University of East Anglia in the UK, Massey University in New Zealand, the Australian National University, and the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research in India.
His principal areas of research are political economy, macroeconomics, international trade, and the analysis of labour markets in developing countries.
While the principal region of his research is India, he also works on East Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.