We bring to the readers of The Indian Panorama brief profiles of the distinguished honorees.

    Prof. Arvind Panagariya, Padma Bhushan Excellence in the field of Global Economics.

    Arvind Panagariya is the Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy in the Department of International and Public Affairs and of Economics at Columbia University, NY. He was formerly a professor of economics and co-director of the Center for International and Public Affairs at the University of Maryland and the Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank. He has been an advisor the World Bank, IMF, WTO, and UNCTAD in various capacities and is the front runner to be appointed as the Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi. Prof. Panagariya has written or edited more than a halfdozen books, including The Economics of Preferential Trade Agreements with Jagdish Bhagwati (1996).

    In addition, Prof 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, India Today, and Outlook. Prof. Panagariya holds a BA from Rajasthan University (1971) and a PhD in Economics from Princeton University (1978). He was awarded India’s third highest civilian honor, the Padma Bhushan by the President of India in 2012.

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