Lord Meghnad Desai is an Indian-born British economist and a parliamentarian sitting in the House of Lords. In 1991, Meghnad Desai was created Lord Desai of St Clement Danes. Lord Desai is Professor Emeritus of Economics and has been at the LSE for over 30 years. Lord Meghnad Desai’s research over more than half a century has ranged from Marxian analysis and economic crisis; through applied econometrics, poverty and famine; the role of private markets and the state; human development; liberalisation and globalisation; and Indian development and reform. He has written over 25 books, over 200 articles in learned journals and hundreds of newspaper columns in India and UK. He was conferred the prestigious Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award in India, by the President of India in 2008.