Professor Nayyar is India’s most distinguished economist and Emeritus Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University. Educated from St. Stephen’s College and Delhi School of Economics he became the Rhodes Scholar from India at Oxford from 1967 to 1969. He is also an Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford. His research interests are primarily in the areas of international economics, macroeconomics and development economics.
He was also the youngest vice – chancellor of Delhi University1. He was the Chief economic adviser for the Government of India during the time when the country had gone thorough two unstable governments and on when India was on the verge of bankruptcy. He was the one of the architects of 1991 liberalization policy laid by then finance minister Manmohan Singh2. Till date, in his academic career Professor Nayyar has written sixteen books and seventy-six published articles. He has served on nine corporate boards from 1983 to 2014. He has also been a member of six academic boards. He has also served in ten committees3.
Character Sketch: – Born in 1946, Professor Deepak Nayyar has an experience of two lifetimes from his adventures as the Chief Economic advisor of Government of India and as the Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University. Personality: – Deepak Nayyar is the rare class of economists who can link a razor-sharp analytical brain with an understanding of figures and a knowledge of how real economies function in a given institutional and macroeconomic perspective. 1 http://www.deepaknayyar.com/pdf/CurriculumVitaeDN.pdf2 http://www.deepaknayyar.com/pdf/interview-profwithappetite-bs-20000531.pdf3 http://www.deepaknayyar.com/pdf/CurriculumVitaeDN.pdf