Jagdish Natwarlal Bhagwati (born 26 July 1934) is an American economist of Indian origin and professor of economics and law at Columbia University. He is well known for his research in International Trade and for his advocacy of free trade.
Bhagwati is married to Padma Desai, also a Columbia economist and Russia-specialist; they have one daughter. He is brother of P.N. Bhagwati, former Chief Justice of India and also of S.N. Bhagwati, an eminent neurosurgeon. Bhagwati and Desai's joint 1970 OECD study India: Planning for Industrialization was a notable contribution at the time.
Bhagwati is a Democrat.
Bhagwati has previously served as an external advisor to the... Read More