Debraj Ray

  • Professor of Economics
  • New York University



Debraj Ray is an Indian-American economist specialized in development economics and game theory. Ray is presently Julius Silver Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Science, and Professor of Economics at New York University. He is Co-Editor of the American Economic Review. Ray has held long-term positions at Stanford University, the Indian Statistical Institute, and at Boston University, where he was Director of the Institute for Economic Development. He has held visiting appointments at Harvard University, MIT, the Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (Rio de Janeiro), the People's University of China (Beijing) and the London School of Economics. He is a Research Affiliate of the Instituto de Análisis Económico (Barcelona). Debraj Ray is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Guggenheim Fellow, a recipient of the Mahalanobis Memorial Medal, and a recipient of the Outstanding Young Scientists Award (in the area of mathematics) from the Indian National Science Academy. He received the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching at Stanford and the Gittner Award for Teaching Excellence in Economics at Boston University. He is a Doctor Philosophiae Honoris Causa, University of Oslo.