Balaji Parthasarathy is a co-Principal Investigator of the Infomediary in-depth study along with Ricardo Ramirez and Andy Gordon. He is also ICICI Associate Professor at the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore. His teaching and research interests focus on the relationship between technological innovation, economic globalization, and social change. Within this broad focus, his work follows two threads. One thread examines the impacts of public policies and firm strategies on the organization of production in the information and communications technology (ICT) industry. Another thread deals with ICTs for development (ICTD). His research includes studies of e-governance projects in India, studies of ICT deployment to enhance agricultural productivity, and analyses of the institutional aspects of the globalization of electronic waste.