Hiranya Mukhopadhyay is currently working as Chief, Governance Thematic Group, Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department, Asian Development Bank. Prior to joining ADB in 2001, he worked at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (New Delhi, India). He holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has also visited Boston University and Oxford University as a Post-Doctoral Fellow and completed research projects. His areas of specialization are open economy macroeconomics, and public finance (with special emphasis on subnational finances). He has published several articles in Indian and international journals. He has edited two books published by the Oxford University Press.
As a team leader, he has processed and implemented many policy-based loans in ADB for South Asian, and Central and West Asian countries. Some of these loans deal with stateowned enterprises reforms.