Bachelor with honours, Presidency College, Calcutta, 1970. Master of Arts in Economics, Delhi School of Economics, 1972. Master of Arts in Economics, University Rochester, New York, 1973.
Doctor of Philosophy in Economics, Southern Methodist University, 1975.
Professor economics American University, Washington, since 1975. Consultant World Bank, 1976—1983. Visiting fellow Australian National University, Canberra, 1982.
Academy visitor London School of Economics, 1981—1982. Visiting fellow Delhi School Economics, 1981. Senior economist International Monetary Fund, Washington, since 1983.
Member of People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, National Tax Association (federal taxation and finance committee 1980-1982), American Economic Association.