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Roopa Purushothaman is the Managing Director and Heads Everstone Research, the research effort of Everstone Holdings. In her role, she covers macro and thematic issues on demographics, income and consumption patterns. The group's last research paper (The Next Urban Frontier: Twenty Cities to Watch), in partnership with the National Council of Applied Economic Research, analyzed spending, savings and demographic patterns in twenty of India's most dynamic urban centers. She is a member of the Prime Minister's advisory committee for JNNURM (Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission). Previously, Roopa was a vice president and global economist at Goldman Sachs. While at GS, Roopa co-authored the report: Dreaming with BRICs: The Path to 2050, along with other published papers on topics such as long-term growth in India, global trade, migration, women's employment and global aging and consumption patterns. Roopa holds a BA in Ethics, Politics and Economics and International Studies from Yale University and an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics. She is a Fellow of Second Wave Class of Aspen India's Leadership Initiative.