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Avinash Dixit

Avinash Dixit
Born (1944-08-06) August 6, 1944
Bombay, British India
Nationality India, United States
Institution Princeton University
Lingnan University (Hong Kong)
Nuffield College, Oxford
Field Economics
Alma mater University of Mumbai (B.Sc.)
University of Cambridge (B.A.)
MIT (Ph.D.)
Influenced Paul Krugman, Dani Rodrik [1]
Information at IDEAS / RePEc

Avinash Kamalakar Dixit (born August 6, 1944 in Bombay, India) is an Indian-American economist.[2] He is currently John J. F. Sherrerd '52 University Professor of Economics Emeritus at Princeton University,[3] Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Economics at Lingnan University (Hong Kong) and Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford.


  • Education 1
  • Career 2
  • Selected publications 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Dixit received a B.Sc. from Bombay University in 1963 in Mathematics and Physics, a B.A. from Cambridge University in 1965 in Mathematics (Corpus Christi College, First Class), and a Ph.D. in 1968 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Economics.


Dixit has been the John J. F. Sherrerd '52 University Professor of Economics at Princeton University since July 1989. He is also Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Economics at Lingnan University (Hong Kong) and Senior Research Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. He previously taught at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, at the University of California, Berkeley, at Balliol College, Oxford and at the University of Warwick. In 1994 Dixit received the first-ever CES Fellow Award from the Center for Economic Studies at the University of Munich.

Dixit has also held visiting scholar positions at the International Monetary Fund and the Russell Sage Foundation. He was President of the Econometric Society in 2001, and was Vice-President (2002) and President (2008) of the American Economic Association. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1992 and the National Academy of Sciences in 2005.

With Robert Pindyck he is author of “Investment Under Uncertainty” (Princeton University Press, 1994; ISBN 0691034109), the first text-book exclusively about the real options approach to investments, and described as “a born-classic” [2] in view of its importance to the theory.

Selected publications


  1. ^ "A Conversation with Dani Rodrik". 
  2. ^ Jeremy Clift (December 2010). "Fun & Games". Finance & Development. People in Economics 47 (4). 
  3. ^ "Avinash K. Dixit, Home Page". Department of Economics, Princeton University. Retrieved 19 August 2013. 

External links

  • Short biography
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Recent writings
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