Prof. Deepak Nayyar, (Member , Knowledge Commission)

Prof. Deepak Nayyar, (Member , Knowledge Commission)

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.

Earlier, 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. He 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 B. Phil and a D. Phil in Economics. He is an Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. Professor Nayyar served as Chairman of the Board of the World Institute for Development Economics Research, WIDER, Helsinki, from 2001 to 2008, and as Vice President of the International Association of Universities, Paris, from 2004 to 2008.

He was on the Board of Directors of the Social Science Research Council in the United States from 2001 to 2007. 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 a member of the Board of the South Centre, Geneva. He has served as a Director on several corporate boards, including State Trading Corporation of India, State Bank of India, Export-Import Bank of India and Maruti Udyog. At present, he is a Director on the Boards of SAIL, ONGC and ICRA.

Professor Nayyar has published more than 60 papers in academic journals. He is the author, co-author or editor of 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. His research interests are primarily in the areas of international economics, macroeconomics and development economics.


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