Focus areas: International trade 

Jagdish Bhagwati, a member of the Columbia faculty since 1980, is a university professor, the highest academic title at Columbia. He is also a Senior Fellow in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations.

He has received several awards, including the Freedom Prize (Switzerland), Thomas Schelling Award (Harvard Kennedy School), the Bernhard Harms Prize (Germany), and the Seidman Distinguished Award in Political Economy (U.S.). He has been uniquely honored with six festschrifts by his many eminent pupils (including Paul Krugman) and scholars worldwide. He has also received several honorary degrees, including from London School of Economics, the Stockholm School of Economics, and the Free University in Berlin.

A prolific researcher, Bhagwati has published more than 300 articles and 40 volumes, while writing extensively in leading newspapers and magazines as well. Widely regarded as the preeminent international trade economist today, Bhagwati has also made contributions to public finance, immigration, and the new theory of political economy.

Research & Publications

December 2016|MIT Press|Arvind Panagariya, Jagdish Bhagwati, Pravin Krishna
October 2004|Jagdish Bhagwati

In Defense of Globalization

October 1998|Jagdish Bhagwati

A Stream of Windows: Unsettling Reflections on Trade, Immigration and Democracy

October 1988|Jagdish Bhagwati


October 1970|Oxford University Press|Jagdish Bhagwati, Padma Desai

India: Planning for Industrialization