Badri is working as a Professor of Economics in the department of Liberal Arts at Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, India. He is also an Editor of the Asian Economics Letters. His area of research expertise is in economic growth, industrial economics, international trade, energy economics and applied econometrics. He has published around 75 papers on these areas in top peer reviewed journals in Economics. Badri has obtained his Ph.D. in Economics from Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, India.