Debapriya Bhattacharya

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Debapriya Bhattacharya
Debapriya Bhattacharya - Portrait.jpg
Bhattacharya in 2013
Occupation Economist
Parent(s) Debesh Bhattacharya
Chitra Bhattacharya

Debapriya Bhattacharya is an economist and public policy analyst from Bangladesh. He was the first executive director of Centre for Policy Dialogue in Dhaka. He also worked as a senior research fellow at Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS). [1]

Early life[edit]

Bhattacharya's father, Debesh Bhattacharya, was a lawmaker. He served as a Supreme Court jurist. Bhattacharya's mother, Chitra Bhattacharya, was a member of parliament of the Government of Bangladesh during 1996 to 2001. Bhattacharya attended St Gregory's High School and Dhaka College. He earned his MSc and PhD in economics at the Plekhanov Institute of the National Economy, Moscow.[2]


Bhattacharya served as an executive director of the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD).[3] In 2007 Bhattacharya was appointed Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to the WTO and UN Office in Geneva.[4] A year later he resigned from the post citing "moral and ethical grounds".[3] He is the chairman of Southern Voice (Think Tank Network)[5]


  1. ^ "HLPF 2015 – Short Bios" (PDF). United Nations. June 26, 2015. Retrieved December 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Debapriya made envoy to UN Geneva office". The Daily Star. UNB. September 21, 2007. 
  3. ^ a b "Debapriya resigns as permanent representative to UN office". The Daily Star. December 28, 2008. Retrieved December 17, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Debapriya calls on president". The Daily Star. October 29, 2007. Retrieved December 17, 2015. 
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