Sundar Ramanujam is a research associate with the Project on Prosperity and Development and the Project on U.S. Leadership in Development at CSIS. His current research focuses on the impact of innovation in the development of emerging markets and on private sector engagement in international development, particularly on issues of global access and growth in the energy sector. He has an avid interest in understanding the role of constitutions and courts in shaping rule of law and the political economy, with a comparative focus on South Asia and Latin America. Prior to this role, he had worked for renowned political scientist, Prof. Donald L. Horowitz, at the National Endowment for Democracy. He was also associated with the CSIS through the India Chair, where he interned during the summer of 2016. Ramanujam has received his undergraduate training as an electrical engineer from Shiv Nadar University in India, and holds a master’s degree in Democracy & Governance from Georgetown University.