MA (Calcutta), Ph.D.
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Current Position : Chairman, National Commission on Enterprises in the
Unorganized and Informal Sector, Government of India
Poverty, Human Rights Commission, Geneva.
: Adjunct Professor of Development and Human Rights, in the Faculty of Public Health, Harvard University, FXB Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston.
: Chairman, Centre for Development and Human Rights,
Q -1/A, Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi 110 016
: Chairman, Research and Information System (RIS), New Delhi, India
: Chairman, South Asia Centre for Policy Studies (SACEPS), Dhaka, Bangladesh
Previous Positions :
(1999 -2004) : Independent Expert on the Right to Development Human Rights Commission, Geneva
(1993 1998) : Member and Member Secretary (Minister of State) Planning Commission,
Government of India.
(1990 1993) : Ambassador of India to the European Union, Belgium and Luxemburg, Brussels.
(1988 1990) : Special Adviser to the Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, Washington
(1985 1988) : Executive Director for India, Bangladesh and Bhutan, International Monetary
Fund, Washington D.C.
(1981 1984) : Special Secretary (Economic Adviser) to the Prime Minister of India.
(1977 1979) : Economic Minister, Indian High Commission, London.
(1974 1977) : Economic Adviser, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India.
(1998 2003) : Research Professor (Hony), Centre for Policy Research, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
(1998 2002) : Professor of International Economic Organization School of International Studies,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110 067.
(1991 - 1993) : Visiting Professor, The Institute of Social Studies, The Hague
(1979 1981) : Visiting Fellow, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford, and
Visiting Fellow, Christian Michelson Institute, Bergen, Norway
(1967 1969) : Lecturer in Economics, London School of Economics, London
(1969 -1971) : Reader in Economics, Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi
: (Also taught at Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi and North Eastern University, Boston)
Previous Membership of Committees:
Member : Prime Ministers Economic Advisory Council, Government of India, New Delhi.
Member : Committee for Development Planning, United Nations, New York (A Standing Apex
Committee of the UN), 1995-98.
Co-Chairman : Secretariat of High Level Group of Development Strategy and Management of
the Market Economy, DESIPA, UN, New York, 1996-98.
Chairman : Working Group of the Deputies of the Group of 24 (G-24) Developing Countries,
IMF, Washington D.C. on IMS, 1985-87.
Chairman : Committee on the Role of the Public Enterprises, 1984.
Chairman : Committee on Petroleum Products Pricing, Government of India, 1998.
International Financial Cooperation: Framework of Change (co-author with Frances Stewart) Frances Printer, Oxford, 1981.
A Review of the North-South negotiating process, Christian Michelsen Institute, Norway, 1980
Commodities, Finance and Trade (edited) Frances Printer, Oxford, 1980
Reforms, Equity and the IMF - An Economist's World, Har-Anand Publications Pvt. Ltd. 2001
(Author of many Papers and Articles in academic journals and popular magazines)
IMF and the LDCs
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Residence : Q -1/A, Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi 110 016, India