Professor ARJUN K. SENGUPTA

MA (Calcutta), Ph.D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Current Position            :       Chairman, National Commission on Enterprises in the

Unorganized and Informal Sector, Government of India

 

                                                Independent Expert on Human Rights and Extreme

                                                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.

 

Academic and Research Positions:

 

(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 Minister’s Economic  Advisory Council, Government of India, New Delhi.

(1998 – 1999)

 

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.

 

 

Publications:

 

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)

 

 

Publication (Forthcoming):

 

IMF and the LDCs

 

 

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Emails : arjunsengupta@vsnl.com;  arjunsengupta@hotmail.com

Residence : Q -1/A, Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi – 110 016, India