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Debraj Ray graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Calcutta
University of Calcutta
The University of Calcutta is a public university located in the city of Kolkata , India, founded on 24 January 1857...

 in 1977.

Ray is presently Julius Silver Professor in the Faculty of Arts and Science, and Professor of Economics at New York University
New York University
New York University is a private, nonsectarian research university based in New York City. NYU's main campus is situated in the Greenwich Village section of Manhattan...

. He is Co-Editor of the American Economic Review
American Economic Review
The American Economic Review is a peer-reviewed academic journal of economics publishing seven issues annually by the American Economic Association. First published in 1911, it is considered one of the most prestigious journals in the field. The current editor-in-chief is Penny Goldberg . The...

.

He obtained an MA (1981) and PhD (1983) from Cornell University
Cornell University
Cornell University is an Ivy League university located in Ithaca, New York, United States. It is a private land-grant university, receiving annual funding from the State of New York for certain educational missions...

, where his doctoral supervisor was Mukul Majumdar. The title of his doctoral thesis
Thesis
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 at Cornell is Essays in Intertemporal Economics.

Ray has held long-term positions at Stanford University
Stanford University
The Leland Stanford Junior University, commonly referred to as Stanford University or Stanford, is a private research university on an campus located near Palo Alto, California. It is situated in the northwestern Santa Clara Valley on the San Francisco Peninsula, approximately northwest of San...

, the Indian Statistical Institute
Indian Statistical Institute
Indian Statistical Institute is a public research institute and university in Kolkata's northern outskirt of Baranagar, India founded by Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis in 1931...

, and at Boston University
Boston University
Boston University is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. With more than 4,000 faculty members and more than 31,000 students, Boston University is one of the largest private universities in the United States and one of Boston's largest employers...

, where he was Director of the Institute for Economic Development. He has held visiting appointments at Harvard University
Harvard University
Harvard University is a private Ivy League university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the first corporation chartered in the country...

, MIT
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific and technological education and research.Founded in 1861 in...

, the Instituto Nacional de Matemática Pura e Aplicada (Rio de Janeiro), the People's University of China
Renmin University of China
Renmin University of China; RUC, also known as People's University of China , colloquially Renda , is a major research university in Haidian District, Beijing, China. Its campus neighbors those of Peking University and Tsinghua University....

 (Beijing) and the London School of Economics
London School of Economics
The London School of Economics and Political Science is a public research university specialised in the social sciences located in London, United Kingdom, and a constituent college of the federal University of London...

. He is a Research Affiliate of the Instituto de Análisis Económico (Barcelona).

Debraj Ray is a Fellow of the Econometric Society
Econometric Society
The Econometric Society is an international society for the advancement of economic theory in its relation with statistics and mathematics. It was founded on December 29, 1930 at the Stalton Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio....

, a Guggenheim Fellow
Guggenheim Fellowship
Guggenheim Fellowships are American grants that have been awarded annually since 1925 by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to those "who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts." Each year, the foundation makes...

, 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
Indian National Science Academy
The Indian National Science Academy , New Delhi is the apex body of Indian scientists representing all branches of science & technology.-History:...

. He received the Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching at Stanford and the Gittner Award for Teaching Excellence in Economics at Boston University
Boston University
Boston University is a private research university located in Boston, Massachusetts. With more than 4,000 faculty members and more than 31,000 students, Boston University is one of the largest private universities in the United States and one of Boston's largest employers...

. He is a Doctor Philosophiae Honoris Causa, University of Oslo.

Ray has served on the editorial board
Editorial board
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 of Econometrica
Econometrica
Econometrica is a peer-reviewed academic journal of economics, publishing articles not only in econometrics but in many areas of economics. It is published by the Econometric Society and distributed by Wiley-Blackwell. Econometrica is one of the most highly ranked economics journals in the world...

, the Journal of Economic Theory
Journal of Economic Theory
The Journal of Economic Theory, often referred to as JET, is an important scholarly journal in the field of economics. Although the journal was originally intended as a specialty journal in mathematical economics, JET is now generally regarded as the leading journal in economic theory and one of...

, the Journal of Development Economics
Journal of Development Economics
The Journal of Development Economics is a peer-reviewed academic journal published by Elsevier. It was established in 1974 and is considered the top field journal in development economics....

, the Journal of Economic Growth, the Japanese Economic Review
Japanese Economic Review
The Japanese Economic Review is a peer-reviewed academic journal of economics published since 1959 by the Japanese Economic Association. It was formerly called The Economic Studies Quarterly....

, Games and Economic Behavior
Games and Economic Behavior
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, American Economic Journal Microeconomics. He has served as a Foreign Editor of the Review of Economic Studies
Review of Economic Studies
The Review of Economic Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal in economics. It was established in 1933 and is published by Wiley-Blackwell. It is the eighth-ranked economics journal in overall impact according to the ranking of Kalaitzidakis et al...

, and as Co-editor of the Econometric Society
Econometric Society
The Econometric Society is an international society for the advancement of economic theory in its relation with statistics and mathematics. It was founded on December 29, 1930 at the Stalton Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio....

journal, Theoretical Economics.

Books


A Game-Theoretic Perspective on Coalition Formation, London: Oxford University Press, 2007.

Contemporary Macroeconomics, edited with A. Bose and A. Sarkar, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Readings in the Theory of Economic Development, edited with D. Mookherjee,
London: Blackwell, 2000.

Development Economics, Princeton University Press
Princeton University Press
-Further reading:* "". Artforum International, 2005.-External links:* * * * *...

, 1998. Spanish edition, 2002
Antoni Bosch. Chinese edition 2002 Beijing University Press. Indian edition 1998 Oxford
University Press. Dsscription and excerpt, ch. 1.

Game-Theoretical Applications to Economics and Operations Research, edited with B.
Dutta, J. Potters, T. Parthasarathy, T. Raghavan, and A. Sen, Theory and Decision Library
C, Volume 18, Kluwer Academic Publishers
Springer Science+Business Media
- Selected publications :* Encyclopaedia of Mathematics* Ergebnisse der Mathematik und ihrer Grenzgebiete * Graduate Texts in Mathematics * Grothendieck's Séminaire de géométrie algébrique...

, 1997.

Theoretical Issues in Economic Development, edited
with B. Dutta, S. Gangopadhyay and D. Mookherjee, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1993.

Game Theory and Economic Applications: Proceedings, edited with B. Dutta,
D. Mookherjee, T. Parthasarathy, T. Raghavan, S. Tijs, Springer Verlag, 1992.

Economic Theory and Policy: Essays in Honour of Dipak Banerji, edited with B. Dutta,
S. Gangopadhyay and D. Mookherjee, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1990.

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