Arvind Panagariya, Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog assumed charge of his office yesterday. Eminent economist, Arvind Panagariya was professor of Economics at New York`s Columbia University till recently. A Rajasthan University alumnus and holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics from Princeton University.
A former chief economist at Asian Development Bank, Shri Panagariya has worked with International Monetary Fund, World Trade Organisation and World Bank. He has written around ten books and the latest was “India: The Emerging Giant” published in 2008.
Born on September 30, 1952, Shri Panagariya is the first vice chairman of the Niti Aayog-National Institution for Transforming India (NITI). Aayog has been established by the Government to function as both a think tank and a policy forum replacing Planning Commission.