Sanjay G. Reddy is an Associate Professor of Economics at The New School for Social Research. His areas of work include development economics, international economics, and economics and philosophy.
Professor Reddy possesses a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, an M.Phil. in social anthropology from the University of Cambridge (where he was a Benefactors' Scholar of St. John's College and Fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust), and an A.B. in applied mathematics with physics from Harvard University. He has held fellowships from the Center for Ethics and the Center for Population and Development Studies at Harvard University, the Center for Human Values at Princeton University, the Justitia Amplificata program at the Free University of Berlin, and the Advanced Research Collaborative of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He has previously taught at Columbia University, and has been a short-term visitor at diverse academic institutions in Europe, India and the U.S.
His research has been supported by various bodies including the inaugural grants program of Institute for New Economic Thinking. He has also conducted extensive policy-relevant 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 was a member of the advisory board of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. 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 was Associate Editor of the Journal of Human Development and Capabilities. He was previously Co-Academic Director of the India China Institute at the New School. His work has been translated into Catalan, French, German, and Portuguese.