Partha Mukhopadhyay has been senior fellow at CPR since 2006. Before joining CPR, he was part of the founding team at Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IDFC), focusing on private participation in infrastructure. He has also been with EXIM Bank of India, as the first Director of their Eximius Learning Centre in Bangalore, and with the World Bank, in what then was the Trade Policy Division in Washington. He has taught at IIM, Ahmedabad, XLRI, Jamshedpur and at School of Planning and Architecture in Delhi and has been associated with a number of government committees. Currently, he is a member of the High Level Railway Restructuring Committee, a Technical Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation and the Scientific Advisory Council of LIRNEasia, Colombo. His research interests are in urbanisation, infrastructure, and the development paths of India and China.
He received his PhD in economics from New York University and an MA and MPhil from the Delhi School of Economics.