Sudarshan (Shan) Gooptu, PhD    

Senior Director, Macroeconomics and Growth, Department of Policy and Evaluation, USA



As a member of the Economic Analysis senior staff, leads the work of its Macroeconomics Community of Practice. Aside from his supervisory responsibilities, he is also a member of MCC country teams that design, develop and implement MCC Compacts in partner countries (e.g., Indonesia II). In that capacity, he is responsible for conducting the economic analyses of projects and programs involving blended financing, public-private partnerships (PPPs) and fiscal/macro risks assessments, including for climate-smart infrastructure (e.g., under the Just Energy Transition Partnership – JeTP). He also leads MCC’s Fiscal Analysis Partnership with the CEQ Institute (Tulane University) to find ways of operationally integrating poverty and distributional aspects into MCC growth analytics and Compact development efforts.

A seasoned economic policy advisor and technical expert on Fiscal Policy, Debt and Economic Management. Joined MCC in July 2020, after achieving a 32-year reputable career track record of operational, managerial and research experience at the World Bank. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.

His previous assignments have included work on macroeconomic policies and inclusive growth diagnostics, fiscal aspects of energy subsidy reforms, debt management and fiscal policy; assessments of fiscal risks from sub-nationals and State-owned enterprises, Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), and other contingent liabilities; public expenditure reviews; emerging markets' portfolio flows; sovereign debt buyback and restructuring operations; and policy-oriented macroeconomic research. He was the World Bank’s Lead Economist for China and Mongolia between 2001-2008, after which he served as the Sector Manager for the World Bank’s, Economic Policy and Debt Department and a Practice Manager in the Macroeconomics & Fiscal Management Global Practice.