Columbia Professor Jagdish Bhagwati (who puts the Nobel Economics prize to shame): There are many detractors [of Modi]. But their hostility lacks plausibility, whether one considers his economic craftsmanship or his commitment to secularism. UNQUOTE
Arvind Panagariya: Arguably , parliamentary polls of 1977 and this year are two of the most important elections in Indian history. The former was a referendum on political freedom and the latter on economic freedom. UNQUOTE Is Arvind going to be Chief Economic Advisor or will it be Bibek Debroy or Surjit Bhalla?
We seem to have lots of the right stuff in the economics department right now (all puns on right intended)