Focus areas: International trade 

Bhagwati, a member of the Columbia faculty since 1980, is a university professor, the highest academic title at Columbia. He is also a Senior Fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations.

He has received several awards, including the Freedom Prize (Switzerland), Thomas Schelling Award (Kennedy School at Harvard), the Bernhard Harms Prize (Germany), and the Seidman Distinguished Award in Political Economy (USA). He has been uniquely  honored with six festschrifts by his many eminent pupils (including Paul Krugman) and scholars worldwide. He has also received several honorary degrees, including from London School of Economics, the Stockholm School of Economics, and the Free University in Berlin.

A prolific researcher, Bhagwati has published more than 300 articles and 40 volumes, while writing extensively in leading newspapers and magazines as well. Widely regarded as the preeminent international trade economist today, Bhagwati has also made contributions to public finance, immigration, and the new theory of political economy.