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Agnelo Menezes is an associate professor of Economics at St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai, India, where he has taught since 2008. He is also the head of the Masters in Public Policy program and coordinator of the social involvement program, as well as also a visiting faculty member at several educational institutions in the region. In addition, Menezes is a part of the Berkley Center's Catholic Social Teaching and the Global Future of Development project. His research interests include the Indian economy, urbanization, food insecurity, and microfinance. From 1989 to 2008 he was head of the Department of Economics at Dr. T. K. Tope Night College of Arts and Commerce in Mumbai. Menezes holds a B.A. in Economics from St. Xavier’s College, M.A. in Economics from Mumbai University, and Ph.D. from Mumbai University, where his thesis was on "Social and Economic Geography of Urban Poor: Rag Pickers in Mumbai."