Dr. Badri Narayanan Gopalakrishnan is a senior economist with the School of Environmental and Forestry Sciences, University of Washington-Seattle. He co-founded a global consulting firm Infinite Sum Modelling LLC. Previously, he spent almost a decade at Purdue University and ICRIER, New Delhi, after completing his PhD Economics from IGIDR-Mumbai. His expertise lies in economic/data analytics for business strategy and public policy, employing a variety of quantitative models in several areas. He is widely known for his role in developing global economic and interdisciplinary models and datasets used by thousands of researchers across the world. He has published five books, over 100 research papers in reputed journals, books, etc., cited over 4,200 times by top journals and many more times by top global media outlets. He has served as a consultant/ advisor to McKinsey, UN, World Bank, FAO, WHO, KPMG, ADB, IMF, Harvard University and many other organizations including startups.