Arjun Jayadev is a Professor of Economics at the School of Liberal Studies at Azim Premji University (APU), Bangalore. He is also the Director of the Research Centre there. He has also worked as an Associate Professor of Economics at University of Massachusetts (UMass), Boston, USA (2005-2017), as a Fellow at Roosevelt Institute, New York, USA (2009-2011), & as the visiting research Fellow at the Columbia University Committee on Global Thought, New York, USA (2007-2009). His research interests are economics & development, with focus across multiple areas such as, macroeconomics (especially issues of debt, balance sheets, the political economy of finance and central banking and macroeconomic policy choices), income distribution and inequality (classical approaches to distribution, and group based inequalities), intellectual property, and the economics of power. Arjun is also the co-editor of ‘The Journal of Globalization and Development’ since 2013 & works closely as a consultant with Institute of New Economic Thinking, New York, USA. He has been awarded the Solomon Barkin Award for Excellence in Research (UMass Amherst, 2003), the inaugural John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Excellence in Research from the UMass Amherst’s Department of Economics (2005). He also won the IEDRA ExIm Bank Award for Best Dissertation (2008).