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Ashwani Saith, PhD

Emeritus Dean, SoLS


School of Liberal Studies

Ashwani Saith is a Professor and Emeritus Dean at the School of Liberal Studies. His research interests are in critical and empirical interrogations of official poverty measurement methodologies, agrarian change and rural development, Asian economic development and history of economic thought. Ashwani is Emeritus Professor at the International Institute of Social Studies, IISS (of Erasmus University Rotterdam, EUR) The Hague and has held research and teaching positions at the Delhi School of Economics; Faculty of Economics, Cambridge; Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford; and the London School of Economics, where he was the first Chair of Development Studies and Head of its Development Studies Institute.

Key Publications

  • Cambridge Economics in the Post-Keynesian Era: The Eclipse of Heterodox Traditions, Palgrave Macmillan, 2 vols. November 2022

  • Inequality, Imbalance, Instability: Reflections on a Structural Crisis, Development and Change, 42(1), 2011

  • Ajit Singh of Cambridge and Chandigarh: An Intellectual Biography of the Radical Sikh Economist, Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan, Studies in the History of Economic Thought Series. June 2019.

  • ICTs and Indian Social Change: Diffusion, Poverty, Governance, (co-edited with M. Vijayabaskar and V. Gayathri); Sage Publishers, New Delhi, 2008.