Professor Mr. Arjun Sengupta

MA (Calcutta), Ph.D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Current Position       

Chairman, National Commission on Enterprises in the Unorganized and Informal Sector, Government of India


Independent Expert on Human Rights and Extreme Poverty, Commission on Human Rights, Geneva.
Member, High Level Task Force on the Right to Development, Commission on Human Rights, Geneva.

  Adjunct Professor of Development and Human Rights, in the Faculty of Public Health, Harvard University, FXB Center, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston.
  Chairman, Centre for Development and Human Rights,  Q-1/A, Hauz Khas Enclave, New Delhi – 110 016
  Chairman, Research and Information System (RIS), New Delhi, India
  Chairman, South Asia Centre for Policy Studies (SACEPS), Dhaka, Bangladesh
Previous Positions  : 
(1999 -2004)
Independent Expert on the Right to Development, Human Rights Commission, Geneva
(1993 – 1998) Member and Member Secretary (Minister of State) Planning Commission, Government of India.
(1990 – 1993) Ambassador of India to the European Union, Belgium and Luxemburg, Brussels.
(1988 – 1990) Special Adviser to the Managing Director, International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C.
(1985 – 1988) Executive Director for India, Bangladesh and Bhutan, International     Monetary Fund, Washington D.C.
(1981 – 1984) Special Secretary (Economic Adviser) to the Prime Minister of India.
(1977 – 1979) Economic Minister, Indian High Commission, London.
(1974 – 1977) Economic Adviser, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India.
Academic and Research Positions:
(1998 – 2003) Research Professor (Hony), Centre for Policy Research, Dharm Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi - 110021
(1998 – 2002) Professor of International Economic Organization, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi – 110 067.
(1991 - 1993) Visiting Professor, The Institute of Social Studies, The Hague
(1979 – 1981) Visiting Fellow, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford, and
Visiting Fellow, Christian Michelson  Institute, Bergen, Norway
(1967 – 1969) Lecturer in Economics, London School of Economics, London
(1969 -1971) Reader in Economics, Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi
  (Also taught at Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi and North Eastern University, Boston)               
Previous Membership of Committees:
 Member Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council, Government of India, New Delhi. (1998 – 1999)
Member Committee for Development Planning, United Nations, New York (A  Standing Apex Committee of the UN), 1995-98.
Co-Chairman  Secretariat of High Level Group of Development Strategy and  Management of the Market Economy, DESIPA, UN, New York, 1996-98
Chairman Working Group of  the Deputies of  the Group of  24 (G-24) Developing Countries, IMF, Washington D.C. on IMS, 1985-87.
Chairman Committee on the Role of the Public Enterprises, 1984.
Chairman Committee on Petroleum Products Pricing, Government of India, 1998.
International Financial Cooperation: Framework of  Change (co-author with Frances Stewart) Frances Printer, Oxford, 1981.
A  Review  of  the  North-South  negotiating  process,  Christian  Michelsen  Institute, Norway, 1980
Commodities,  Finance and Trade (edited)  Frances Printer, Oxford, 1980
Reforms, Equity and the IMF - An Economist's World,  Har-Anand Publications Pvt. Ltd. 2001
(Author of many Papers and Articles in academic journals and popular magazines)
Publication (Forthcoming): IMF and the LDCs

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