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  • Sanjay Reddy

    Associate Professor of Economics


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    Sanjay Reddy


    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 at Columbia University. He holds 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 previously taught at Columbia University, and been a visitor at diverse academic institutions in India, Europe and the US.

    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 Justitia Amplificata program of the Goethe University of Frankfurt and Free University of Berlin and, and the Advanced Research Collaborative of the City University of New York. He has received research support from various sources including the inaugural grants program of the Institute for New Economic Thinking.  

    He is a member of the Independent High-level Team of Advisers to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations on the longer-term positioning of the UN Development System (in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development).  He is one of the co-founders and team leaders of the Global Consumption and Income Project.  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 was elected a Fellow of the Human Development and Capabilities Association. He is or has been a member of the editorial advisory boards of the American Review of Political Economy, Development, Ethics & International Affairs, the European Journal of Development Research, Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric, Humanity, the Journal of Globalization and Development, the Review of Agrarian Studies, the Review of Income and Wealth and was Associate Editor of the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. He is a lead author of the International Panel on Social Progress. He was previously Co-Academic Director of the India China Institute at the New School.

    Concentrations: Political Economy; Development; Inequality and Poverty; International Trade and Finance; Philosophy
    and Economics (including Welfare Economics); Integrative Social Analysis, History of Economic Thought.

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    Degrees Held

    PhD 2000, Harvard University

    Recent Publications

    "The Role of BRICS in the World Economy and International Development" (Team Leader), Economic Report prepared for the 2017 Summit of BRICS countries, published by the New Development Bank.

    "The Middle Muddle: Conceptualizing and Measuring the Global Middle Class" (With Arjun Jayadev and Rahul Lahoti) in Martin Guzman ed. Toward a Just Soceity: Joseph Stiglitz and Twenty-First Century Economics, Columbia University Press.

    Threat Effects and Trade: Wage Discipline through Product Market Competition,” (Journal of Globalization and Development, 2014).

    "Randomise This! On Poor Economics" (Review of Agrarian Studies, 2013)

    "Kernel Density Estimation on Grouped Data: The Case of Poverty Assessment," with Camelia Minoiu, (The Journal of Economic Inequality, 2012).

    "On Measuring Deprivation and Living Standards of Societies in a Multi-Attribute Framework," with Prasanta K. Pattanaik & Yongsheng Xu, (Oxford Economic Papers, 2012).

    "Economics and Human Rights: A Non-Conversation," (Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 2011).

    "Inequalities between Groups: Theory and Empirics," with Arjun Jayadev, (World Development, 2011).

    "Development Aid and Economic Growth: A Positive Long-Run Relation," with Camelia Minoiu, (Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, 2010).

    "Real Income Stagnation of Countries: 1960-2001." with Camelia Minoiu, (Journal of Development Studies, 2009).

    "Estimating Poverty and Inequality from Grouped Data: How Well do Parametric Methods Perform?" with Camelia Minoiu, (Journal of Income Distribution, 2009).

    A Great Transformation? Understanding India's New Political Economy , Co-edited with Sanjay Ruparelia, John Harriss, and Stuart Corbridge, (Routledge, 2011).

    Research Interests

    Political Economy, Development, Inequality and Poverty, Globalization (International Trade and Finance), Philosophy and Economics (including Welfare Economics), Integrative Social Analysis, History of Economic Thought.


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    Current Courses

    Advanced Microeconomics I (Spring 2021)

    Development Economics (Spring 2020)

    Directed Dissertation Study

    Directed Dissertation Study (Spring 2021)

    Econ, Ethics & Pol Theory (Spring 2020)

    Economic Development 1

    Ind Senior Project

    Ind Senior Project (Spring 2021)

    Independent Study

    Independent Study (Spring 2021)

    Mentored Research

    Mentored Research (Spring 2021)

    Understanding World Economy

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