Pranab Bardhan



Who is Pranab Bardhan?

Pranab Kumar Bardhan is an Indian economist. He is Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley.

Bardhan received his bachelor's degree at Presidency College, Kolkata in 1959, his master's at University of Calcutta in 1961, and his doctorate at Cambridge University in 1966. He taught at the University of Calcutta, MIT, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi School of Economics and joined the Berkeley economics department in 1977. He has been Visiting Professor/ Fellow at London School of Economics, Trinity College, Cambridge, St Catherine's College, Oxford, and University of Siena, Italy.

He has done theoretical and field studies research on rural institutions in poor countries, on political economy of development policies, and on international trade and globalization. A part of his work is in the interdisciplinary area of economics, political science, and social anthropology.

He has been on the editorial board of a number of economics journals, including The American Economic Review, the Journal of Economic Perspectives, the International Economic Review, and the Journal of Development Economics.

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on July 23, 2013


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