Holding a doctorate in Economics from Indiana University, USA, Dr Jadhav has earlier served in several distinguished positions including Member–Planning Commission, Member–National Advisory Council, Vice–Chancellor of the S.P. Pune University and Chief Economist, Reserve Bank of India.
Narendra Jadhav is currently serving, on honorary basis, as Distinguished Professor, Council for Social Development (CSD) in New Delhi and as Professor Emeritus at MIT School of Government, Pune. He has been appointed as the Chairman, Advisory Committee on RBI History: Volume V (1977-2007).
Dr. Narendra Jadhav has written or edited 37 books. In addition, he has authored 30 major official Reports, contributed around 200 research papers in professional journals and delivered numerous lectures in national and international fora.
A celebrated public, Dr Jadhav is recipient of as many as 67 National and International Awards for his contribution to the fields of economics, education, literature, culture and social work. These include four Honorary D Lit Degrees and the title of the Commander of the Order of Academic Palmes by the Government of France.