Kaushalesh Lal earned his Masters’ degree in Physics from Kanpur University and Operations Research from University of Delhi. His Ph. D degree in Economics is from Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands. Prior to joining United Nations University (UNU-MERIT), Maastricht in 2003, Prof. Lal was with Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi for twenty-two years. He was supervisor of two Ph. D scholars during his stay at UNU-MERIT. He returned back to India after completing his full six-year term. Prof. Lal continues to be an affiliated scholar at UNU-MERIT. He has widely published in peer reviewed journals and has six books to his credit. All his books are published by renowned international publishers. Prof. Lal is on panel of reviewers of several international journals. His areas of research interest include Economics of Technical Change, ICT, Globalization and Technological Change in MSMEs.