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Deepak Nayyar

Deepak Nayyar

Professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

Deepak Nayyar is Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and Distinguished University Professor of Economics at the New School for Social Research, New York.

He has taught at the University of Oxford, the University of Sussex, and the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He was Vice Chancellor of the University of Delhi from 2000 to 2005. He also served as Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India and Secretary in the Ministry of Finance.

Professor Nayyar served as Chairman of the Board of the World Institute for Development Economics Research, WIDER, Helsinki, from 2001 to 2008. He was a Member of the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization and a Member of the National Knowledge Commission in India. He is Vice Chairman of the South Centre, Geneva. Professor Nayyar is a Director on the Boards of the Steel Authority of India Limited, the Oil and Natural gas Commission and ICRA (formerly the Investment Information and Credit Rating Agency of India).

Professor Nayyar has published more than 75 papers in academic journals and 12 books. His books include India’s Exports and Export Policies, Migration, Remittances and Capital Flows, The Intelligent Person’s Guide to Liberalization, Governing Globalization: Issues and Institutions, Stability with Growth, Trade and Globalization, and Liberalization and Development.

Professor Nayyar was educated at St. Stephen’s College and the Delhi School of Economics. Thereafter, as a Rhodes Scholar, he went on to study at Balliol College, University of Oxford, where he obtained a Bachelor for Philosophy and a Doctor of Philosophy in Economics. He is an Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford.

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