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Prof. Sudarshan Ramaswamy

Professor Sudarshan Ramaswamy obtained a Master’s degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics in 1974. He was elected to a Rhodes scholarship and joined Balliol College, Oxford, from where he obtained a Master’s degree in Politics in 1977. He secured a research fellowship at St. John’s College, Cambridge, where he studied judicial review of economic legislation, specializing in the interface of law and economics. From Jan. 1984 till June 1991 he served in the Ford Foundation’s South Asia Office in New Delhi as Assistant Representative and Program Officer for Human Rights and Social Justice. In 1991 he joined the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in India as Senior Economist and Assistant Representative for Governance and Public Policy. In 2000 he moved to UNDP in Jakarta as Senior Governance Advisor. In 2002 he was appointed Policy Advisor for Justice and Governance in the UNDP Oslo Governance Centre. In 2005, he was transferred to the UNDP Asia-Pacific Centre in Bangkok, where he was Regional Policy Advisor for Governance, Human Rights, Rule of Law, Justice, and Legal Reforms. In 2012 he joined the O.P. Jindal Global University as the founding Dean of the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy. He has numerous publications comprising edited books, articles, and UN policy reports, reflecting his inter-disciplinary research, teaching and policy experience in development programmes, human development, law, governance, institutions and policy.

Professor and Dean, Executive Director, Centre for Ethics, Law and Political Economy, Jindal School of Government & Public Policy
M.A. (DSE, Delhi), M.Phil. (Oxford)

Professor Sudarshan Ramaswamy obtained a Master’s degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics in 1974. He was elected to a Rhodes scholarship and joined Balliol College, Oxford, from where he obtained a Master’s degree in Politics in 1977. He secured a research fellowship at St. John’s College, Cambridge, where he studied judicial review of economic legislation, specializing in the interface of law and economics. From Jan.