The Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) is a research center on contemporary India at the University of Pennsylvania. The center collaborates with other institutions in the USA, India, and elsewhere to carry out its goals of nurturing a new generation of scholars across disciplines and providing a forum for dialogue among the academic, business, and foreign policy communities.
It was founded in 1992 by Dr Francine R. Frankel, a scholar of the political economy and economic history of India. She has also written about Indo-US and Sino-Indian relations. The revised edition of Dr Frankel's study, India's Political Economy, was published in 2005. In 2006, Dr Devesh Kapur became the center's director. Dr Kapur has worked on issues of human capital, national and international public institutions, and the ways in which local-global linkages affect political and economic change in developing countries.