Arvind Panagariya is a Professor of Economics & Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy at Columbia University. 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 been associated with the World Bank, IMF, WTO, and UNCTAD in various capacities. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Princeton University.
Professor Panagariya has written or edited more than ten books. His latest book, India: An Emerging Giant—forthcoming in December 2007 from Oxford University Press, USA—offers a comprehensive 700-page account of the economy since the early 1950s and includes a roadmap of future reforms. 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).
Professor 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.
Professor 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.