Deepak Nayyar is Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is also, at present, Distinguished University Professor of Economics at the New School for Social Research, New York. Earlier he has taught economics 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.
His distinguished career in academia has been interspersed with short periods in the government. He was, to start with, in the Indian Administrative Service. For some time, he worked as Economic Adviser in the Ministry of Commerce. Later, he was Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India and Secretary in the Ministry of Finance. He was educated at St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. 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.
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