Professor Pami Dua, an economist and the Head, Department of Economics at Delhi School of Economics, was conferred with Nishtha Dhriti Satyam Samman. She was honoured by Delhi University with the highest award for her extraordinary contribution towards the development of the university.
From 2016 to 2020, Professor Dua served as a member of the Reserve Bank of India‘s (RBI) monetary policy committee (MPC). She was the only female member in the six-member committee.
Alongside Dua, Professor Jitendra P Khurana from department of plant molecular biology has also been selected as a contender for the prestigious award by DU.
The event saw India’s top university, the Delhi University put out the names of teachers and retired teachers across category for excellence in service.
When she was appointed to the committee, her colleagues at the university called her an “ideal choice” to join the panel that will steer India’s monetary policy.
“Due to her past experience and credentials, she was the likely choice,” Aditya Bhattacharjea, professor and head of the department of economics at D-School, had said after her appointment to the MPC.
Economist Pami Dua has been familiar with RBI because she served on advisory groups of the central bank and was a member of the committee on data and information management.
Besides that, she was the Director at the Delhi School of Economics as well as the chairperson at the research council. Dua has been associated with India’s prestigious school for more than 20 years.
Who is Professor Pami Dua?
Professor Dua is widely known in academic circles as she has received a Ph.D in Economics from the London School of Economics. Professor Dua spent her career researching business cycle analysis, macro-economics, econometrics and forecasting. On top of that, she was a faculty member at several reputed foreign universities.
She has worked on numerous research papers- Foreign Direct Investment and Technology Spillover: Evidence across Indian Manufacturing Industries, Forecasting Interest Rates in India, Predicting Indian Business Cycles: Leading Indices for External and Domestic Sectors- are some of them. Professor Dua’s research work still serves as a reference and is being taught to students of Delhi University.