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Pravin Krishna

Chung Ju Yung Distinguished Professor of International Economics and Business


Pravin Krishna is the Chung Ju Yung Distinguished Professor of International Economics and Business at Johns Hopkins University, where he is jointly appointed in the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington, DC and the Department of Economics in the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences (KSAS) in Baltimore. Professor Krishna is also Co-Chair of the Bernard L. Schwartz Globalization Initiative at Johns Hopkins SAIS and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). Professor Krishna has previously been Professor of Economics at Brown University and has also held appointments at a number of other universities, including the University of Chicago, Columbia University, Princeton University, Stanford University and INSEAD. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Professor Krishna’s areas of research interest include international economics, international political economy, the political economy of policy reform, economic development and the political economy of India. His research has been published in numerous journals including the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economic Studies, the Review of Economics and Statistics, International Organization, the Journal of International Economics and the Journal of Development Economics. He has served on the editorial boards of the Journal of International Economics and the Journal of Policy Reform. A recipient of research funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), he is the author of Trade Blocs: Economics and Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2005) and along with Jagdish Bhagwati and Arvind Panagariya is co-editor of Trading Blocs: Alternate Analyses of Preferential Trade Agreements(MIT Press, 1999). He holds a BA in Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and an MA, MPhil and PhD from Columbia University.
Krishna, P. (2010). Trade blocs: Economics and politics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.



  • Economic Development
  • International Political Economy
  • International Trade Theory and Policy
  • Political Economy & Development


In the News

FDI lessons from China for India.

Pravin Krishna hosted Transforming India podcast, 12/5

India should take advantage of the U.S.-China trade war.

Pravin Krishna wrote in Livemint, 9/20

Addressing India’s growth slowdown.

Pravin Krishna hosted Transforming India podcast, 9/17

Transforming India: How exports-led growth can create jobs for Indians.

Pravin Krishna interviewed on Times of India podcast, 7/3

U.S. move to end India trade benefit rattles Indonesia and Thailand.

Pravin Krishna quoted in Nikkei Asian Review, 3/6