About the Event

As part of the Center for Emerging Markets India Lecture Series, Dr. Arvind Panagariya, presented “The Outlook for the Indian Economy,”. Panagariya was a senior adviser to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi from 2015-2017, with the rank of Cabinet Minister. He is currently the Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy at Columbia University.

About Dr. Arvind Panagariya

Dr. Arvind Panagariya is Professor of Economics and the Jagdish Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy at Columbia University. 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 led the Indian teams that negotiated the G20 Communiqués from 2015 to 2017. He is a former Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank and was Professor 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 CNN. The Economist has described his book, Why Growth Matters, (with Jagdish Bhagwati) as “a manifesto for policymakers and analysts.” He has published papers in the top economics journals such as the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies and International Economic Review, and policy papers in Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy. He columns have appeared in Times of India, 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.

About the India Lecture Series

Launched in 2017, the India Lecture Series brings thought leaders to Northeastern University for free and public lectures on critical issues impacting the world's second most populous country.

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