Sanjay Reddy

Sanjay G. Reddy is an Associate Professor of Economics at The New School for Social Research. He is also an Affiliated Faculty Member of the Politics Department of the New School for Social Research and was previously Co-Academic Director of the India China Institute at the New School. He has also taught in various international academic summer schools or advanced training courses, and has been a visitor at diverse academic institutions around the world.  He has been widely published in academic and non-academic venues.  He has been quoted or interviewed, his work has been cited, and his opinion articles have been published by international news media such as Barron’s, the Boston Globe, the Economist, Foreign Policy, the Financial Times, the Guardian, the Hindu, The Nation, the National Post, the New York Review of Books, the New York Times, Project Syndicate and die Zeit. His work has been translated into languages including Catalan, French, German, Hindi, Portuguese, and Spanish. He was elected a Fellow of the Human Development and Capabilities Association. He is or has been a member of various editorial advisory boards including of the American Review of Political Economy, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, Development, Ethics & International Affairs, the European Journal of Development Research, Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric, Humanity, Indian Journal of Human Development, the Journal of Globalization and Development, the Review of Agrarian Studies, and the Review of Income and Wealth, and was Associate Editor of the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. He was a lead author of the International Panel on Social Progress.   He is one of the co-founders and team leaders of the Global Consumption and Income Project.

He was 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 has worked as a researcher, consultant, or expert for diverse development agencies, international institutions and initiatives, including AUDA-NEPAD (African Union), the G-24 (group of developing countries), the International Labour Organization, the New Development Bank, Oxfam, the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies, the UN Alliance of Civilisations, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the United Nations Children’s Fund, the UN Development Programme, the UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research, the UN Research Institute for Social Development and the World Bank.   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 is a member of the Independent Resource Group for Global Health Justice, formed in the context of the Covid-19 global health and social emergency. He has addressed audiences at universities, foundations, inter-governmental organizations, legislatures,  popular education meetings, think tanks, social activist gatherings etc. on innumerable occasions.

He has received grants from various sources including the Institute for New Economic Thinking, the Ford Foundation and the Mellon Foundation.  He has held fellowships from the Center for Ethics and 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 the Advanced Research Collaborative of the City University of New York. He has also been a visitor at numerous institutions around the world.

He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University, an M.Phil. in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge (where he was a Commonwealth Scholar and received a studentship from St. John’s College) and an A.B.  in Applied Mathematics with Physics from Harvard University.