Yoginder K. Alagh
Prof. Yoginder K. Alagh is currently Chancellor, Nagaland University
and Vice-Chairman of Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social
Research, Ahmedabad. He is a Trustee of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.
Currently Professor Emeritus, Centre for the Study of Regional
Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is a former
Member of the Planning Commission, Government of India and former
Chairman, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, Ministry of
Prof. B.B. Bhattacharya has joined as the Vice-Chancellor of
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, in June 2005. Before that he
was a Professor of Economics and Director of the Institute of
Economic Growth, Delhi, a premier social science research and
training institute in India.
Kanchan Chopra is Director, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. She
also heads the Environmental and Resource Unit. In the last two
decades, she has published extensively on issues at the interface of
environment and development, in particular water and forest resource
management and common property resources.
S. Mahendra Dev
Prof. S. Mahendra Dev is currently Director, Centre for Economic and
Social Studies, Hyderabad. He did his Ph.D from the Delhi School of
Economics and his Post-doctoral research at the Economic Growth
Centre, Yale University and was faculty member at the Indira Gandhi
Institute of Development Research, Mumbai for 11 years.
Dr. Ashok Gulati, earlier Head of the NABARD Chair Unit at the
Institute of Economic Growth, is presently the Director of
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington,
Yujiro Hayami is Chairman, FASID Graduate Program, Foundation for
Advanced Studies in International Development, Tokyo, Japan.
Professor Hayami received his B.A. in Liberal Arts from University
of Tokyo, Japan (1956) and Ph.D. in Economics from Iowa State
University, USA (1960).
Hazell is Director of Development Strategy and Governance at the
International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Washington,
Prof. Indira Hirway has been the Director of Centre for Development
Alternatives, An Academic Research Centre at Ahmedabad. Her research
studies have appeared in several research journals in India and
Bimal Jalan, educated at Presidency College, Calcutta, and Cambridge
and Oxford Universities, was nominated as a Member of Parliament (Rajya
Sabha) by the President of India in August 2003 for distinguished
public service. He was Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from
Gopal K. Kadekodi
Currently Director of the Institute for Social and Economic Change,
Bangalore. He has been Research Professor at the Centre for
Multi-Disciplinary Development Research, Dharwad and a Professor at
the Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi.
Sabyasachi Kar is a faculty at the Institute of Economic Growth,
Delhi. His interests are in macroeconomics and development economics
with particular focus on the Indian economy.
Prof. K.L. Krishna got his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in
1967. He was at the Delhi School of Economics for 42 years,
1958-2000, teaching and researching. His fields of specialisation
have been Econometrics and Industrial Economics. He was President of
the Indian Econometric Society for one year in the 1990s.
K. Krishnamurty had a long tenure as Professor, and for some years
as Director, at the Institute of Economic Growth. Having held NLC
Chair Professor, he is currently honorary Professor at the
Administrative Staff College of India.
John W. Mellor
John W. Mellor is Vice-President of Abt Associates, a
policy-consulting firm. Previously he was President of John Mellor
Associates. He was the founding Director of the International Food
Policy Research Institute; Chief Economist of USAID and Professor at
Cornell University in Economics, Agricultural Economics, and Asian
Prof. R. Radhakrishna is the Director, Indira Gandhi Institute of
Development Research (IGIDR) in Mumbai since March 2001. From April
1998 to March 2001, he was the Vice-Chancellor of Andhra University.
Dr. C. Rangarajan is a leading economist of the country, who has
played a key role both as an academician and a policymaker. He is
currently Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister.
Prior to this, he was Chairman of the Twelfth Finance Commission. He
was Governor of Andhra Pradesh between 1997 and 2003.
Dr. Rao was educated at Andhra and Cambridge Universities and taught
Economics at the University of Cambridge and Jawaharlal Nehru
V.M. Rao is Honorary Visiting Fellow, Institute for Social and
Economic Change, Bangalore. He is also associated with Indian School
of Political Economy, Pune, and Public Affairs Foundation, Bangalore.
He was earlier a faculty member in Department of Economics,
University of Bombay and Institute for Social and Economic Change.
Y.V. Krishna Rao
Presently, he is the Director, Neelam Rajasekhara Reddy Research
Centre, Hyderabad. Joined the National Movement for freedom in 1929.
Joined the Communist Party of India in 1937. Working among the
peasantry since more than 60 years.
D. Narasimha Reddy
D. Narasimha Reddy retired recently as Professor of Economics and
Dean, School of Social Sciences, University of Hyderabad. His areas
of interest include Political Economy of Development and Labour
Dr. Yaga V. Reddy is Governor, Reserve Bank of India since September
2003. He is also Alternate Governor of the International Monetary
Fund. He earned his M.A. from Madras University and Ph.D from
Osmania University. He holds a Diploma in Economic Planning from
I.S.S., Netherlands. He was awarded Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa)
by Sri Ventakeswara University, Tirupati.
N.S. Siddharthan, Ph.D., is Head, V.K.R.V. Rao Centre for Studies in
Globalisation, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. He works in the
areas of technology, multinationals, and globalisation.
Skees is the H.B. Price Professor of Agricultural Policy and Risk at
the University of Kentucky. He is also president and founder of
Dr. K. Subbarao was until recently a lead economist in the Africa
Region of the World Bank, responsible for research and operations in
social protection, poverty and vulnerability. He is currently a
consultant on safety nets and social protection for the South Region
of the Bank.
Dr. Piet Terhal (1935) worked closely with the late Prof. Jan
Tinbergen, among other subjects on the economics of conflict and
peace. He taught development planning and was Director of the Centre
for Development Planning at Erasmus University Rotterdam