Prof. Panagariya honored with third-highest civilian award by government of India

Professor Arvind Panagariya, director of the Program on Indian Economic Policies, was awarded the Padma Bhushan — the third highest civilian award given by the government of India.

The award was established in 1954 and recognizes distinguished service of a high order in any field. Panagariya, who joined Columbia's School for International and Public Affairs, was recognized for his work on Indian economic policies. In his career Panagariya has served as Chief Economist of the Asian Development Bank and has advised the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization, and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

Panagariya has published several books, including India: The Emerging Giant (2008, Oxford University Press). Panagariya's forthcoming book, India’s Tryst with Destiny: Debunking Myths that Undermine Progress and Addressing New Challenges, co-authored with Professor Jagdish Bhagwati, will be released in 2012 by HarperCollins.

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