Biswajit Banerjee is Professor of Economics at Ashoka University since January 2018. He has previously taught at the University of Oxford (1977‒1982), Haverford College (2009‒2014), the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (2010‒2011), and Economics University of Bratislava (2018‒2019).
Professor Banerjee is also affiliated with the National Bank of Slovakia as Expert Advisor to the Governor since October 2019, and is Adjunct Senior Fellow at Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi since May 2019. He was previously Chief Economist at the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic (2017‒2019) and Chief Economist at the Bank of Slovenia (2014‒2017). Professor Banerjee is a former senior staff member of the International Monetary Fund (1982‒2008).
Professor Banerjee is a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt since October 2019, a position that he also occupied previously during 2014‒2017. He is a member of the India Experts’ Network, International Relations Committee of the European Central Bank since August 2021. Professor Banerjee was a Slovak delegate to the Economic Policy Committee of the OECD during 2017‒2019. He was a member of the National Selection Committee of 2021-2022 Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellowships.
Professor Banerjee’s research interests include empirical macroeconomics and monetary economics, international economics, labour and demographic economics, and industrial economics. He has published widely in these fields in academic journals, authored one book and co-edited three books.
Professor Banerjee read for the Bachelors and Masters degrees in Economics at the University of Delhi (St. Stephen’s College and the Delhi School of Economics, respectively), and went on to obtain the B. Phil and D. Phil degrees from the University of Oxford. He was awarded the Rhodes Scholarship in 1972.