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Arvind Panagariya

Jagdish N. Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy
International & Public Affairs
Business, International and Public Affairs, Economics
International Affairs Building, Room 829
  • Editor, India Policy Forum
  • Member, Faculty Steering Committee, Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai

Arvind Panagariya is a Professor of Economics & Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy at Columbia University and a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. In the past, he has been the Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank and a Professor of Economics and Co-director, Center for International Economics, University of Maryland at College Park.  He has also worked for the World Bank, IMF, WTO, and UNCTAD in various capacities. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Princeton University.

Panagariya has written or edited ten books. His latest book, India: The Emerging Giant—was published in March 2008 by the Oxford University Press, New York and has been described as the ‘definitive book on the Indian economy’ by Fareed Zakaria and ‘a tour de horizon and a tour de force’ by Jagdish Bhagwati. His previous books include The Economics of Preferential Trade Agreements, 1996, AEI Press (with Jagdish Bhagwati) and Lectures on International Trade, 1998, MIT Press (with J. Bhagwati and T.N. Srinivasan).

Panagariya is currently an editor of the India Policy Forum, a journal modeled on the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity and jointly published by the Brookings Institution, Washington DC and the National Council on Applied Economic Research, New Delhi. His technical papers have appeared in the American Economic Review, Quarterly journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of International Economics, and International Economic Review while his policy papers have appeared in the Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, World Economy, Journal of International Affairs and Finance and Development.

Panagariya writes a monthly column in the Economic Times, India’s top financial daily. He has also written guest columns in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Hindu, India Today and Outlook. He has appeared on numerous national and foreign television channels.

Research & Other Works
The Theory of Preferential Trade Agreements: Historical Evolution and Current Trends
A Comprehensive Analysis of Poverty in India
Poverty by Social, Religious and Economic Groups in India and Its Largest States: 1993-94 to 2011-12
Challenges to the Multilateral Trading System and Possible Responses
The Myth of Child Malnutrition in India
Entrepreneurship in Services and Socially Disadvantaged
Growth and Election Outcomes in a Developing Country
Growth, Openness and the Socially Disadvantaged
India on the Growth Turnpike: No State Left Behind
Services Growth in India: A Look Inside the Black Box
India: Election Outcomes and Economic Performance
Preferential Trading Areas and Multilateralism: Strangers, Friends or Foes?
Honoring Jagdish Bhagwati: Arvind Panagariya
Contributions of Jagdish Bhagwati to the Theory of Commercial Policy
Great Expectations
Wanted: Jubilee 2010 Against Protectionism
Fast-Track Renewal Could Lead to Tougher Demands on the Poor
The Muddles over Outsourcing
How the Food Crisis Could Solve the Doha Round
Doha: The Last Mile
Why the Trade Talks Collapsed
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