Focus areas: International trade policy, economic development, economic reforms with focus on India

Arvind Panagariya holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University and is currently a Professor of Economics and the Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy in the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.

In the past, he has been the Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank. Professor Panagariya has authored more than a fifteen books. His book, Why Growth Matters, ((with Jagdish Bhagwati) has been described by The Economist magazine as “a manifesto for policymakers and analysts.” Professor Panagariya’s scientific papers have appeared in the top economics journals such as the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics while his policy papers have appeared in Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy. He writes a monthly column in the Times of India and his guest columns have appeared in the Financial Times, Wall Street Journal and India Today. The President of India recently honored Professor Panagariya with Padma Bhushan.