Dr Narendra Jadhav is a renowned author, economist, educationist, social scientist and public speaker.
He currently serves as Professor, Durgabai Deshmukh Chair in Social Development, Equity and Human Security at the Council for Social Development (CSD), New Delhi.
In over four decades of public service, Dr. Jadhav has served in key positions including as Member of the Planning Commission and the National Advisory Council. He has also held the position of Vice- Chancellor, University of Pune and Principal Adviser and Chief Economist, Reserve Bank of India (RBI). During his 31 year association with the RBI, he also served in Advisory capacities at International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Governments of Afghanistan and Ethiopia.
Dr. Jadhav has written or edited 35 books, authored 30 major official reports and more than 200 research papers in professional journals, besides delivering lectures in national and international forums. He is the recipient of 66 national and international awards for his contribution to the fields of economics, education, literature, culture and social work, including four Honorary D-Litt Degrees and the title of the Commander of the Order of Academic Palmes by the Government of France.
Dr. Jadhav holds a PhD in Economics from Indiana University, USA