Sugato Hazra is a public policy analyst with extensive experience in political campaigns. He has worked with politicians from West Bengal, studying the nature of political development in the region over the last thirty years. Hazra has authored "Influencing India - Lobbying in the World’s Largest Democracy" (2011), likely the only book on the subject. He also co-authored "Winning the Mandate: The Indian Experience" (2016) on the 2014 Indian general election. Writing on political economy since his college days, he served as the secretary of economic affairs in the industry chamber FICCI. He has contributed to various publications of the chamber, including jointly putting together the history of FICCI during its 75th-anniversary year.