Utsav Kumar was a former Economist in the Economics Program (Domestic and International Research Products) of The Conference Board. His research covers topics such as India's growth pattern, understanding differential economic outcomes across regions in India, and the relationship between demography and growth. He is currently working on emerging market macroeconomic issues, developing indicators of cost-competitiveness across states and industries for India, the role of the demographic dividend in the growth pattern across regions in China and India, and analyzing the competitiveness of the Turkish economy vis-à-vis other emerging economies. He has published in leading peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Monetary Economics and Review of Development Economics. Prior to joining The Conference Board, he was a research analyst with the International Monetary Fund and an adjunct lecturer at the University of Maryland (College Park). Utsav received his M.A. in Economics from Delhi School of Economics (University of Delhi) and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Maryland (College Park).