Pranab Bardhan

Pranab Bardhan is professor of Graduate School at the Department of Economics of University of California, Berkeley. He has done theoretical and field studies research on rural institutions in poor countries, on political economy of development policies, and on globalization. A part of his work is in the interdisciplinary area of economics, political science, and social anthropology. He is the author of fourteen books, the most recent of which are Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay: Assessing the Economic Rise of China and India (Princeton University Press, 2012), and Globalization, Democracy, and Corruption (Frontpage Publishing, 2015). He is the author of more than 150 journal articles and the editor of twelve books, including two volumes on Conversations between Economists and Anthropologists (Wiley Blackwell). He was the chief editor of the Journal of Development Economics for eighteen years and the codirector of the MacArthur Foundation–funded international Network on Effects of Inequality for eleven years. He held the Distinguished Fulbright Siena Chair at the University of Siena, Italy in 2008–9; he was the BP Centennial Professor at London School of Economics for 2010 and 2011.

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