PhD Princeton University, Public Affairs, 2006
MPP Princeton University, Public Policy, 2002
M Phil Trinity College, Cambridge, Economics, 1986
MA Delhi School of Economics, Economics, 1984
BA (Hons) Delhi University, Economics, 1982
2013 – Research Fellow, WIDER, Helsinki. 2011/13 Professor, Economics at LBSNAA, Mussoorie 2009/11 Director, South Asia, IFMR, Chennai. 2008/9 Secretary, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Delhi. 2006/7 Finance Secretary and Secretary to Departments of Planning, IT, Administrative Reforms, Andaman and Nicobar Administration. India. 2000/1 Additional Secretary cum Project Director, Administrative Reforms Department, Delhi. 1999/00 Secretary to Chief Minister, Delhi. 1997/8 Deputy Commissioner, South Delhi, Delhi 1996/7 Finance Secretary and Director of Industries, Daman Diu and Dadra Nagar Haveli. 1995 Collector and District Magistrate, Dadra and Nagar Haveli. 1994 Deputy Collector, Diu. 1993 Deputy Collector, Daman.
Gyanendra Badgaiyan is an Economist whose research interests are in the area of poverty and inequality and building state capability in developing countries. He has held senior policy making positions in India. Prior to joining UNU-WIDER, he taught Indian senior civil servants as a Professor of Economics. He holds an M Phil from Cambridge University and a PhD from Princeton University.