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Prof. Abhijit Sen

Prof. Abhijit Sen

Member, Planning Commission,
Government of India.

Tel. No.: (Off.) 23096564, 2309 6565;
Email: abhijit[dot]sen[at]nic[dot]in

Prof. Abhijit Sen has a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Cambridge. He has joined Planning Commission on leave as Professor of Economics in Jawaharlal Nehru University. He earlier held teaching posts at the Universities of Sussex, Oxford and Cambridge and is currently on the Senate/Executive Committees of University of Delhi, IIT(Delhi) and National Centre for Agricultural Policy.

In the past, Prof. Sen has been on a number of official Commissions/Committees; including :

  • Chairman, High level Committee on Long Term Grain Policy, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Government of India, 2000-02
  • Chairman, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, Govt. of India 1997-2000
  • Member, State Planning Boards of West Bengal and Tripura
  • Chairman, Tenth Plan Subgroup on Agricultural Economics and Rural Development, Planning Commission, government of India, 2001
  • Member, Prime Minister's Task Force on Agriculture and WTO, Government of India, 2000-01
  • Member, Expert Committee on Rural Credit, NABARD, 1999-01

Prof. Sen has also been Adviser/Consultant with International organisations, such as the United Nations Development Programme, New York; International Labour Organisation, Geneva; Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations, Rome; OECD Development Centre, Paris; the UN University World Institute of Development Research, Helsinki; International Fund for Agricultural Development, Rome; Asian Development Bank, Manila.

Prof. Sen has authored /Co-authored more than 30 papers in the areas of :

  • Agriculture
  • Employment
  • Economic Reforms
  • Poverty