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Sanjay G. Reddy is a tenured Associate Professor of Economics at The New School for Social Research. His areas of work include development economics, international economics, and economics and philosophy. He is Co-Academic Director of the India China Institute at the New School. 

Professor Reddy possesses 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.  He has held fellowships from the Center for Ethics, the Center for Population and Development Studies at Harvard University, and the Center for Human Values at Princeton University. Most recently he received a research grant from the inaugural grants program of Institute for New Economic Thinking and was named an inaugural Distinguished Visiting Fellow of the CUNY Graduate Center Advanced Research Collaborative and a Senior Fellow of the Frankfurt-Berlin program, "Justitia Amplificata: Rethinking Justice - Applied and Global". He has previously taught full-time at Columbia University, and been a visitor at diverse academic institutions in Europe, India and the U.S.

He has been elected a Fellow of the Human Development and Capabilities Association. He also has been, or is, a member of the editorial advisory boards of Development, Ethics & International Affairs, the European Journal of Development Research, Humanity, the Review of Income and Wealth, and the Journal of Globalization and Development. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, Contributing Editor of Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East and Editor of the New School India China Institute working paper series. His work has been translated into Catalan, French, German, and Portuguese.

He has conducted extensive research for development agencies and international institutions, including the G-24 (group of developing countries), ILO, Oxfam, UNDESA (Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UN Secretariat), UNICEF, UNDP, UNU-WIDER (World Institute for Development Economics Research), UNRISD (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, and of the UN Statistics Division's Steering Committee on Poverty Statistics and is a member of the advisory board of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food.