Indivar Dutta-Gupta joined the Center as Policy Advisor in January 2011. His work primarily focuses on federal budget and tax policies and cross-cutting low-income issues.
Prior to joining the Center, Dutta-Gupta was Professional Staff with the United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support. While there, he developed and worked to enact safety net and social insurance policies, as well as low-income tax policies, with a focus on poverty measurement, unemployment insurance, refundable tax credits, and the distributional impact of policies pricing greenhouse gases.
Previously, Dutta-Gupta consulted for the Center for American Progress, where he co-authored "From Poverty to Prosperity: A National Strategy to Cut Poverty in Half." He has also consulted for Freedman Consulting, LLC on anti-poverty policy. As a 2005-2006 Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellow, Dutta-Gupta worked on Food Stamp (now called SNAP) outreach and advocacy for DC Hunger Solutions, before joining the Center for American Progress as a researcher for the Task Force on Poverty. He has also worked on issues ranging from energy and housing to national security and international development.
Dutta-Gupta received his A.B. from the University of Chicago, and is a Harry S. Truman Scholar.