04 Mar 2016

IEA Speaker Series: The Indian economy: where from and where to

Event — Paris, France

The Indian economy: where from and where to

Professor Panagariya is a former Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank, Professor of Economics at Columbia University, and was on the faculty of the Department of Economics at the University of Maryland at College Park from 1978. During these years, he also worked with the World Bank, IMF and UNCTAD in various capacities.

Professor Panagariya has authored more than fifteen books. His book India: The Emerging Giant was published in March 2008. His previous books include The Economics of Preferential Trade Agreements, 1996 (with Jagdish Bhagwati) and Lectures on International Trade, 1998 (with J Bhagwati and TN Srinivasan). He also features in Bloomberg TV India for the show "Transforming India With Arvind Panagriya."

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. Arvind Panagariya is also heading the expert group to analyse the data of Socio Economic and Caste Census.

From January 2015 to August 2017, he served as the first Vice Chairman of the NITI Aayog, 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).