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Biographies of 2016 Leontief Award Recipients:
Dr. Amit Bhaduri is Professor Emeritus at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, and is currently the Visiting Chair Professor in Political Economy at Goa University. He has served as Professor of Political Economy at the University of Pavia, Italy, Reader at the Delhi School of Economics, and Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He was educated at Presidency College, Calcutta, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Cambridge University, where he received a Ph.D. in 1967.
Dr. Bhaduri’s research spans several important fields including capital and growth theory, Keynesian and Post-Keynesian macroeconomics, and development economics. His contribution as an economic theorist lies in challenging the mainstream theory and analyzing the role of power in the market economy in a precise and yet compelling way. Bhaduri has published more than 60 papers in leading international journals and is currently on the editorial boards of five of them. He has written ten books, including: The Economic Structure of Backward Agriculture (1982), Macroeconomics: The Dynamics of Commodity Production (1986), Unconventional Economic Essays (1992), An Intelligent Person’s Guide to Liberalisation (coauthored with D. Nayyar) (1996), On the Border of Economic Theory and History (1999), Development with Dignity (2006), and Growth, Distribution and Innovations: Understanding their Interrelations (2007).
Dr. Diane Elson is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Essex, Visiting Professor at the Centre for Research on Women in Scotland’s Economy, Glasgow Caledonian University, and Research Associate of the Center for Women’s Global Leadership, Rutgers University. She is a member of the UN Committee for Development Policy, and an adviser to UN Women. She served as Vice President of the International Association for Feminist Economics (2004-6). She holds a B.A. in philosophy, politics, and economics from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Manchester.
She has published widely on gender equality, economic policy and human rights. Her early books include Value: The Representation of Labour in Capitalism (1979, reissued 2015) and Male Bias in the Development Process (1991). More recently she has coedited Feminist Economics of Trade (2007), Financial Governance from a Feminist Perspective (2011), Economic Policy and Human Rights Obligations (2011), Harvesting Feminist Knowledge for Public Policy (2011), and Human Rights and the Capabilities Approach (2012). She is currently writing a book with Radhika Balakrishnan and James Heintz entitled Economic Policy for Social Justice: The Radical Potential of Human Rights.