Sanjay G. Reddy is an Associate Professor of Economics at The New School for Social Research.
He was recently a member of the Independent High-level Team of Advisers to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations on the longer-term positioning of the UN Development System (in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development). He is one of the co-founders and team leaders of the Global Consumption and Income Project.
He was elected a Fellow of the Human Development and Capabilities Association. He is or has been a member of the editorial advisory boards of the American Review of Political Economy, Development, Ethics & International Affairs, the European Journal of Development Research, Global Justice: Theory Practice Rhetoric, Humanity, the Jindal Journal of Public Policy, the Journal of Globalization and Development, the Review of Agrarian Studies, the Review of Income and Wealth and was Associate Editor of the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. He is a lead author of the International Panel on Social Progress. His work has been translated into Catalan, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish.
He has addressed audiences at inter-governmental organizations, legislatures, foundations, think tanks, universities, social activist gatherings, popular education meetings etc. on many occasions. He has worked as a researcher, consultant, or expert for development agencies and international institutions, including the G-24 (group of developing countries), the International Labour Organization, Oxfam, the UN Alliance of Civilisations, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations Children's Fund, UN Development Programme, UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research, UN Research Institute for Social Development and the World Bank. He has been a member of the advisory panel of the UNDP's Human Development Report, the UN Statistics Division's Steering Committee on Poverty Statistics and the advisory board of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food.
He is an Affiliated Faculty Member of the Politics Department of the New School for Social Research and was previously Co-Academic Director of the India China Institute at the New School. He is a research associate of the Initiative for Policy Dialogue at Columbia University. He has also previously taught at Columbia University, and been a visitor at diverse academic institutions in Europe, India and the US. He has held fellowships from the Center for Ethics, the Center for Population and Development Studies at Harvard University, the Center for Human Values at Princeton University, the Justitia Amplificata program of the Goethe University of Frankfurt and Free University of Berlin and the Advanced Research Collaborative of the City University of New York. He has received research grants from various sources including the Institute for New Economic Thinking. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, an M.Phil. in social anthropology from the University of Cambridge, and an A.B. in applied mathematics with physics from Harvard University, and studied prior to that in Canada and India.