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"Indian Economy: Where From and Where To" - a Distinguished Lecture by the Tata-Cornell Institute
Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 12:00pm
Warren Hall, 401
Tata-Cornell Institute Distinguished Lecture
Indian Economy: Where From and Where To
Speaker: Arvind Panagariya
- Currently: Professor of Economics and the Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy at Columbia University, SIPA.
- Recently: From January 2015 to August 2017, he served as the first Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India), Government of India in the rank of a Cabinet Minister.
Focus areas: International trade policy, economic development, economic reforms with focus on India
Date/Time: Thursday, September 13 from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
Location: 401 Warren Hall
This distinguished lecture was organized as a part of a series of events designed to mark five years of the Tata-Cornell Institute.
Learn more about Professor Panagariya’s career in economics, including academia, multilateral organizations, and government service. Read his full bio below.
About the Tata-Cornell Institute:
The Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) is a long-term research initiative of Cornell University focused on solving problems of poverty, malnutrition, and rural development in India. It was established in 2013 with a generous gift from the Tata Trusts to conduct cross-disciplinary research, and to bring together the technical capacity of Cornell faculty and graduate resaerchers with the on-the-ground know-how of academic and non-governmental partner organizations in India. Dr. Prabhu Pingali, Professor of Applied Economics at the Dyson School, is the Founding Director of TCI.
About the distinguished speaker:
Arvind Panagariya is Professor of Economics and the Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
- From January 2015 to August 2017, he served as the first Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India), Government of India in the rank of a Cabinet Minister. During these years, he also served as India’s G20 Sherpa and led the Indian teams that negotiated the G20 Communiqués during presidencies of Turkey (2015), China (2016) and Germany (2017).
- Professor Panagariya is a former Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank and was on the faculty of the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland at College Park from 1978 to 2003. During these years, he also worked with the World Bank, IMF and UNCTAD in various capacities. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Princeton University.
- Professor Panagariya has authored more than fifteen books. His book India: The Emerging Giant (2008, OUP, New York) was listed as a top pick of 2008 by The Economist and described as the “definitive book on the Indian economy” by Fareed Zakaria of the CNN. The Economist has described his book, Why Growth Matters, (with Jagdish Bhagwati) as “a manifesto for policymakers and analysts.”
- Scientific papers by Professor Panagariya have appeared in the top economics journals such as the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies and International Economic Review while policy papers by him have appeared in the 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.
- In March 2012, the Government of India honored Professor Panagariya with Padma Bhusan, the third highest civilian honors the country bestows in any field.