(Last Updated on : 11/09/2017)
Indian Economists are known throughout the world for their immense contribution in the economic prosperity of the country. They are the scholars who have specialized in the vast field of economics. Indian economists mainly deal with the study of various concepts of economics. Moreover, they also devise such methods that are required to measure as well as fuel the growth of economic
prosperity of the country. Some of the Indian economists have also presented several theories and hence created models that explain the basic functioning of the world economy as a whole. These economists do a thorough research and study the market dynamics both on macro and micro levels. Apart from studying the dynamics of economics, they also contributed in formulating some broad rational theories in order to make a more balanced world.
Some of the renowned Indian economists are -
Prof. Jagdish N. Bhagwati
: Professor Jagdish N. Bhagwati is a professor of economics at Columbia University and is one of the leading international trade economists. He also served the UN as Special Adviser on issues like globalization. Further, he also worked as External Adviser to WTO Director General, India. He served at the Indian Statistical Institute
as a Professor of Economics and at the Delhi School of Economics as a Professor of International Trade. Prof Jagdish N. Bhagwati has received several esteemed awards
including the Bernhard Harms Prize (Germany), the Mahalanobis Memorial Medal (India), the Freedom Prize (Switzerland) and many more.
: Professor Amartya Sen is one of the popular Economists of India and also a social thinker. He was awarded the Noble Prize for welfare economics in market oriented economics. Amartya Sen has taught economics at several well known economy institutes.
: Arindam Chaudhuri is one of the well known Indian economists. He is the founder of "The Great Indian Dream Foundation" and "Planman Group of Companies". He has received several awards for his contribution in the economic sector of the country. Arindam Chaudhuri was also appointed for the Planning Commission of India
in 2004 as Consultative Committee member.
: Bimal Jalan is a former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India for two terms. He was also a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha
during 2003-2009. Bimal Jalan is one of the leading economic bureaucrats of the country. He held several administrative as well as advisory positions in the Government of India
. Bimal Jalan was the Chief Economic Adviser, Banking Secretary and Finance Secretary. Further, he has also been the Member-Secretary of the Planning Commission.
Dr. Manmohan Singh
: Dr. Manmohan Singh, the 13th Prime Minister of India
. He boasts not only the identity of a successful politician, but also a well-respected economist. He was an integral part of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development during his tenure at the United Nations. He served as a professor of International Trade at the Delhi School of Economics. Dr. Manmohan Singh became the economic advisor of the Indian Civil Service
and the Chief Economic Advisor in the Ministry of Finance. He also served as the Governor of the Reserve Bank, Deputy Chairman of the Indian Planning Commission and Secretary General of the South Commission.
Amiya Kumar Bagchi, Abhijit Sen, Prabhat Patnaik, Sanjeev Sanyal and Vijay Shankar Vyas are other well known Economists of India. Thus, it is confirmed that the Indian economists have tried and changed the world for a better tomorrow.