Economics, Jawaharial Nehru University
Dr. Prabhat Patnaik is Professor at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning in the School of Social Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru University. He attended Oxford University in 1966 on a Rhodes scholarship. He is the Vice-Chairman of the Kerala State Planning Board, and was a member of a United Nations appointed task force to recommend reforms of the global financial system (2008). Dr. Patnaik’s research areas include macroeconomics and political economy. He brings to Rethinking Capitalism his research interests on the limits of neoliberal economic policies, Marxist economics, and theory of the value of money. His recent publications include Accumulation and Stability Under Capitalism (Clarendon Press Oxford, 1997), The Retreat to Unfreedom (Tulika Books, 2003) and The Value of Money (Columbia University Press, 2008).