Suman Chakrabarti joined IFPRI in September 2011. He is working on the Markets in Asia Program which is a collaboration between IFPRI and Michigan State University. His area of focus is Agriculture Value Chains. He has a B.A. Honors in Economics and is a P.G. in Software Based Statistical Analysis. His interest lies in applied econometrics and theoretical economic systems. He has been a keen debater and is the recipient of numerous awards in competitions such as The Annual National Human Rights Commission Debate and the Indian Model United Nations.