Dr. Biplab Sarkar has an economics degree from the University of North Bengal, Darjeeling. He, later on, completed his Ph.D. from the Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore. As a teacher, he has taught courses like statistics, applied econometrics, R-programming, predictive analytics, research methodology, micro and macroeconomics for M.Sc. (Applied Economics) and MBA students. His primary research area is at the intersection between policy and development economics. He has presented his research work in national and international conferences including the World Association for Political Economy (WAPE) Conference at the Federal University of Santa Catarina(UFSC), Florianopolis, Brazil, and the Association for Regional Agriculture and Forestry Economics (ARAE) conference at the Okayama University, Japan. He has also served as a consultant to the Foundation for Agrarian Studies (FAS), M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF), and World Food Programme (WFP), leading organizations facilitate research on rural and development issues.