Sanjay G. Reddy
Associate Professor of Economics and former co-Academic Director of the India-China Institute, the New School for Social Research, New York

Who is

Who is

Sanjay G. Reddy is an Associate Professor of Economics at The New School for Social Research. He is an Affiliated Faculty Member of the Politics Department of the New School for Social Research and a research associate of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue. He has previously taught at Columbia University, and been a visitor at diverse academic institutions in Europe, India and the U.S.

He completed a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, an M.Phil. in social anthropology from the University of Cambridge, and an A.B. in applied mathematics with physics from Harvard University. He has held fellowships from the Center for Ethics, the Center for Population and Development Studies at Harvard University, the Center for Human Values at Princeton University, the Free University of Berlin, and the City University of New York (as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the Advanced Research Collaborative). He has received research support from various sources including the inaugural grants program of Institute for New Economic Thinking.
He has worked extensively as a researcher or consultant for development agencies and international institutions, including the G-24 (group of developing countries), International Labour Organization, Oxfam, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations Children's Fund, UN Development Programme, UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research, UN Research Institute for Social Development and the World Bank.
He has been a member of the advisory panel of the UNDP's Human Development Report, the UN Statistics Division's Steering Committee on Poverty Statistics and the advisory board of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. He has been elected a Fellow of the Human Development and Capabilities Association. He was or is a member of the editorial advisory boards of Development, Ethics & International Affairs, the European Journal of Development Research, Humanity, the Review of Income and Wealth, and the Journal of Globalization and Development, and was Associate Editor of the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. He was previously Co-Academic Director of the India China Institute at the New School. His work has been translated into Catalan, French, German, and Portuguese.

Selected publications

A Great Transformation? Understanding India’s New Political Economy” (co-edited with Sanjay Ruparelia, John Harriss and Stuart Corbridge), published by Routledge in February 2011.

Chinese Poverty: Assessing the Impact of Alternative Assumptions”, (with Camelia Minoiu), Review of Income and Wealth, Series 54, No. 4, December 2008, pp. 572-596.

Death in China: Life Expectancy and Economic Reforms”, New Left Review 45, May-June 2007, pp. 49-65. Republished in the International Journal of Health Services, Vol. 38, No. 1 (January 2008).

Has World Poverty Really Fallen?”, (with Camelia Minoiu), Review of Income and Wealth, Volume 53, Issue 3, 2007, pp. 484-502.

A Rising Tide of Demands: India's Public Institutions and the Democratic Revolution”, in Public Institutions in India: Performance and Design, ed. Devesh Kapur and Pratap Bhanu Mehta. New Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2005, pp. 457-475.

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