ie 100 Most Powerful Indians 2014: Top 10 economists

Written by Express news service | New Delhi | Updated: Mar 15 2014, 01:21am hrs
The Most Powerful Indian Economists in 2014


Amartya Sen

The Nobel Laureate entangled in a political-economy debate on development models, he has been appointed the Chancellor of the proposed Nalanda University.


Raghuram Rajan

The RBI governor has brought stability to financial markets and brought the focus back to job creation.


Jagdish Bhagwati

A Columbia University professor of Economics, he has been in news over the last one year for backing the Gujarat model of development.


Arvind Panagariya

The Columbia University professor is likely to set the economic agenda if the BJP comes to power.


Ila Patnaik

A senior fellow at Delhi-based National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, Patnaik is also a prolific writer and has worked closely with the government.


Bibek Debroy

A professor at the Centre for Policy Research, his work on state economics has been seminal. He is also working on economic legislation reforms.


Ashok Gulati

Chairman of the Commission of Agriculture Costs and Prices, he is one of Indias leading economists on issues relating to agriculture and trade.


Urjit Patel

Deputy Governor of RBI, Patel has brought in bold new ideas such as inflation-targeting by the central bank.


Surjit Bhalla

Chairman of Oxus investments and an Express columnist, his work on growth-inflation trade-off and entitlement-led political economy has triggered many debates.


Y V Reddy

The former central bank governor heads the 14th Finance Commission, which will decide the fiscal transfers between Centre and state governments for 2015-20.