Prof Abhay Pethe is Distinguished Fellow at ORF Mumbai and Visiting Senior Fellow at the Mumbai School of Economics and Public Policy (MSE&PP), University of Mumbai. Before superannuating from the University, Prof Pethe was Dr Vibhuti Shukla Chair Professor of Urban Economics and Regional Development at the MSE&PP. He was also Director of the erstwhile Department of Economics, which was upgraded to the status of the MSE&PP in 2017. He has held several senior administrative positions including as Dean of the Management Council and Chairman of Campus Development Council. He was awarded the prestigious Overseas Visiting Scholarship at St. John's College, Cambridge and a Post-Doctoral Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Texas.