Rajiv Sharma is a Research Director at the Stanford University Global Projects Center. His current research is on the design and governance of innovative institutional investment models, vehicles and access points for long-horizon projects. He is the author of Reframing Finance: New Models of Long-Term Investment Management, and has consulted with numerous institutional investors around the world, in the USA, Australia, India and the Middle East on the analysis, design and strategy of investment operations. He has been an advisor to the U.S. Department of the Treasury Office of Technical Assistance Government Debt and Infrastructure Finance team, and worked as a consultant economist to the OECD, World Bank and UN DESA. He completed his doctorate from the University of Oxford and Bachelor of Engineering/Commerce conjoint degree with first class honors from the University of Auckland.