Pranab Bardhan

Pranab Bardhan, educated in Calcutta, India, and Cambridge, United Kingdom, is currently Professor of Graduate School at the Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley. He had earlier been on the faculty of MIT, Indian Statistical Institute and Delhi School of Economics. He has been a Visiting Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge and St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, and the BP Centennial Professor at London School of Economics and Distinguished Fulbright Chair at the University of Siena, Italy. He has done theoretical and field studies research on rural institutions in poor countries, on political economy of development, and on globalization. He is the author of 14 books (and the editor of 13 other books) and numerous journal articles on those research subjects. Among his most recent books are Awakening Giants, Feet of Clay: Assessing the Economic Rise of China and India (Princeton University Press) and Globalization, Democracy and Corruption (Frontpage Publications). He has also contributed essays to popular outlets like The New York Times, Scientific American, Financial Times, Boston Review, Project Syndicate, and Yale Global Online. His memoir in Bengali, now published as a book, had been serialized in Calcutta’s leading literary magazine, Desh.


Stepping into the Void: A New Agenda for Global Labor