Here are a few things you should know about Arvind Panagariya:

1. Panagariya, who holds a PhD degree in Economics from Princeton University, is an Indian-American economist and Professor of economics at Columbia University and an ex-chief economist at the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

2. He was a Professor of Economics and Co-director, Center for International Economics, University of Maryland at College Park.

3. Pangariya has also worked for the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organization, and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in various capacities.

4. Panagariya has written/edited 10 books.

5. His latest book, India: The Emerging Giant—was published in March 2008 by the Oxford University Press, New York and has been described as the ‘definitive book on the Indian economy’ by Fareed Zakaria and ‘a tour de horizon and a tour de force’ by Jagdish Bhagwati.

6. Panagariya is an editor of the India Policy Forum, a journal modeled on the Brookings Papers on Economic Activity and jointly published by the Brookings Institution, Washington, DC and the National Council on Applied Economic Research, New Delhi.

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