|C.H. Hanumantha Rao
is, at present, Honorary Professor and Chairman, Institute of Economic Growth,
University of Delhi, and Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad; and member
of the National Advisory Council. Prof. Rao did his Ph.D. from the University of Delhi
in 1962 and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow, at the Department of Economics, University of
Chicago, during 1966-67. He worked at the Institute of Economic Growth, University of
Delhi (1961-92). He published over 100 research papers in professional journals, and
several books including Technological Change and Distribution of Gains in Indian
Agriculture (1975) and Agricultural Growth, Rural Poverty and Environmental
Degradation in India (1994). Prof. Rao was awarded Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Memorial Prize
for 1974-75, by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, for Outstanding
Contribution in the field of Agricultural Economics; received H.K. Batheja Award for
the Best Book published in Economics in India during 1993-94; and received the
Financial Express Award in 1995 for Lifetime Work in Economics. Prof. Rao was a
member, Seventh and Eighth Finance Commission; member, Planning Commission, 1982-86;
and member, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, 1982-84. He also served
on several other expert committees appointed by the Government of India, including as
Chairman, National Commission on Rural Labour, 1990-91; Chairman, Technical Committee
on DPAP & DDP, 1993-94; Chairman High Powered Fertilisers Pricing Policy Review
Committee, 1997-98; and Member, Board of Directors, Reserve Bank of India, 1994-2000.
He also served as member, Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the Consultative Group
on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), 1997-98. He was President, the Indian
Society of Agricultural Economics, 1989; The Indian Society of Labour Economics, 1995;
and the Indian Society of Ecological Economics, 2000-2001. He was awarded 'Padma
Bhushan' by the President of India in 2004.
is currently Director of the Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), Delhi, a premier
social science research and training institute in India. Ph.D. in Economics (1971)
from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi and Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral
Scholar of University of California, Berkeley (1980-81), Prof. Bhattacharya
specialises in econometric modelling and forecasting, macroeconomics, monetary
economics, development economics, public finance and international finance. A leading
expert in econometric modelling and forecasting, his forecasts and analysis are
frequently quoted by both print and electronic media and are used by the Central and
the State Governments and national and international agencies, such as the Reserve
Bank of India and the World Bank. He has published seven books and more than 50
technical papers in national and international journals. Prof. Bhattacharya has, over
the years, held several distinguished positions in many learned societies and
institutions. He was President of the Indian Econometric Society (2003-04); served as
member of many important committees and commissions of the Government of India,
Planning Commission and the Reserve Bank of India; was the Chairman of the Government
of India (Ministry of Agriculture) Committee to review Capital Formation in
Agriculture and member of the National Statistical Commission, Planning Commission
Working Group for Estimation of Resources for the Tenth Five Year Plan and Steel
Ministry Core Task Group for Steel Policy 2020. Currently, he is the President of the
Indian Association of Research in National Income and Wealth and member of the
Editorial Board of the Indian Economic Journal, Indian Journal of Economics and the
Journal of Income and Wealth. He is Chairman of the Government of India Expert
Committee on the International Comparison Programme, and member of the Central
Statistical Organisation Advisory Committee for National Accounts and Ministry of
Employment Working Group on Employment Monitoring.
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. His research studies have appeared in journals such as, The Economic
Journal, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, The Journal of Development
Studies, Economics of Innovation and New Technology, Applied Economics, Development
and Change, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Business
Venturing, Japan and the World Economy, International Business Review, Developing
Economies, Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv, Transnational Corporations, The Indian
Economic Review, and Economic and Political Weekly. He also has to his credit a number
of books published by reputed publishing houses in India and abroad. Dr. Siddharthan
has ongoing and past collaborations in research with several Institutions that include
Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo; Institute of Developing Economies, Tokyo; Erasmus
University, Rotterdam; United Nations University INTECH, Maastricht, The Netherlands;
University of Toronto, Canada; Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA; University
of Oxford, UK; and University of Antwerp, Belgium.
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, D.C., U.S.A. Prof. Gulati's research has been on agriculture and rural
development, and he has published several books and a large number of papers in
professional journals. He has served a number of international organisations and has
worked as a member for several committees of the Government of India.
graduated in science from Benaras Hindu University, did his M.A. in economics from
Gorakhpur University, and Ph.D. from Delhi University in 1966. In early 1970s he did
his post-doctoral work at the Centre for Development Planning, Erasmus University,
Rotterdam. Much of his professional career was spent at the Institute of Economic
Growth, where he was appointed Professor of Economics in 1976, and later served as
Director (1990-95). In the late 1980s and 1990s he had teaching professorship at the
University of Tokyo and Hosei University respectively. Apart from scores of research
papers Dr. Mishra has ten books to his credit, of which one is edited for the ICSSR.
Currently as Chairman of the Society for Economic and Social Research (SESR), he is
actively working in the field of environment and livestock.
was former NABARD Chair Professor and Head, Agricultural Economics Research Unit at
Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. His area of research has been agriculture and
rural development. He has published several books and a large number of papers in
professional journals. Prof. Ray has served a number of international organisations
and has worked as a member for several committees of the Government of India, the
Reserve Bank of India and the NABARD.
is Professor at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi and 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. She is Associate Editor, Environment and
Development Economics, and member, Editorial Advisory Board, Ecological Economics.
Prof. Chopra is an Associate of the lately initiated Ecological and Environmental
Economics Programme of the Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics hosted by the
ICTP, Trieste. She was one of the Founder members of the Indian Society for Ecological
Economics and its First President. Currently she is also Member, Assessment Panel of
the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, an assessment supported internationally by UNEP,
World Bank and other international bodies 2001-2005 and Member, Advisory and
Management Committee, South Asian Network on Development and Environmental Economics.
She is President for the 64th Conference of the Indian Society of Agricultural
Economics (December 2004).
is Professor of Economics at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. She is also
Vice-President of the International Economic Association and President of the
International Association for Feminist Economics. She has held distinguished positions
at Harvard, Columbia, Michigan and Minnesota. She has authored three books and edited
five. Her book A Field of One's Own: Gender and Land Rights in South Asia (Cambridge
University Press, 1994) won the A.K. Coomaraswamy Book Prize 1996; the Edgar Graham
Book Prize 1996; and the K.H. Batheja Award 1995-96. She was the first Asian to win
the first two awards. In 2002, she received the Malcolm Adhiseshiah award for
distinguished contributions to Development Studies. She is currently working on some
theoretical and empirical aspects of gender, environment and collective action.
is an economist who has worked in the environmental field for over twenty five years.
He obtained his doctorate from the London School of Economics in 1974 with a thesis on
the Economics of Pollution. Since then he has taught at University College, London, at
universities in Australia, France, Italy and United States. From 1992 to 1996 he was
Research Associate at the Harvard Institute of International Development and a Faculty
Associate from 1996-1998. In April 1996, he took up the Chair of Economics at Bath
University in the UK. Professor Markandya has been an advisor to several governments
on environmental, health and related issues, as well as to international bodies such
as OECD, the World Bank, the European Commission and the regional development banks.
On climate change he has been advising UNEP, as well as the Asian Development Bank and
the European Commission. His consultancy work is carried out through Metroeconomica
Ltd., a company, which he founded in 1983 and of which he is director. He is author of
around two hundred books, monographs, articles and reports on environmental economics,
including the landmark "Blueprint for a Green Economy" (1989) and
contributions to the United Nations Agenda 21 proceedings on "Financing
is currently Professor of Economics at Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. He is
author of seven books and has published a number of research papers in the reputed
international and national journals in the areas of Environmental Economics and Public
Economics. He has teaching experience at University of Birmingham, U.K., Jawharlal
Nehru University, and Delhi University.
is Director-General of Research and Information System for the Non-aligned and Other
Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi. Ph.D. in Economics from Delhi School of
Economics, Dr. Kumar has previously served the United Nations University-Institute for
New Technologies, Maastricht, the Netherlands, directing its research programme on
Globalisation, FDI and technology transfers. He has also been a consultant to the
World Bank, ADB, UNCTAD, UNIDO, UN-ESCAP, ILO, among others. Recipient of the Exim
Bank's first Trade Research Award and a GDN Research Medal, Dr. Kumar has written
extensively on developmental impact of FDI, regional economic integration in Asia, WTO
and development, new technologies and development, among other themes and is a
co-editor of South Asia Economic Journal.
is currently Professor and Head - Agricultural Economics Unit at Institute of Economic
Growth, Delhi. He was Principal Economist at National Centre for Agricultural
Economics and Policy Research (Indian Council of Agricultural Research) from 1996 to
2002 and before that he has worked as Professor of Marketing at Punjab Agricultural
University, Ludhiana. He was Visiting Professor at University of Wollongong, NSW
Australia (2000) and Visiting Fellow at Institute of Developing Economies, Chiba Shi,
Japan (2003). Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Indian Agricultural Research
Institute, New Delhi, Prof. Ramesh Chand's thesis was selected for Jawaharlal Nehru
Award of Indian Council of Agricultural Research in recognition of its outstanding
Research contributions. He worked as consultant for FAO, ESCAP, World Bank, Indian
Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi and Government of Punjab. He is presently engaged in
research on Trade Liberalisation, WTO and Asian Agriculture, Food Policy and
Development Economics. He has authored five books and 55 research papers.
is Reader in Economics at Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi. She has also been
working as Senior Fellow, Consultant for the Indian Council for Research on
International Economic Relations (ICRIER) since 2001. She earned her Ph.D. in
Economics from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. Her thesis was awarded
the prestigious Professor Chhablani prize in recognition of its research
contributions. She is also a recipient of the 'Global Development Network' (GDN) award
for her research paper on technology. Her research interests include international
trade, FDI, technology transfer, R&D, WTO-related issues and economic reforms. She
has made presentations at several international conferences. Her work has appeared in
World Development, Journal of Development Studies, Research Policy, Transnational
Corporation and Technology in Society.
(M.A. and Ph.D. from Delhi School of Economics) is a Professor of Economics at the
Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. He specialises in industrial economics,
international trade and environmental economics. He has written a book, several reports
and a large number of papers, including some published in international professional
journals, on productivity, employment and wages in Indian industries, protection of
Indian industries, trade reforms, water pollution, contingent valuation, arsenic
contamination of groundwater, and trade in health services.
Ph.D. in Economics from University of Delhi, has been a researcher at the Institute of
Economic Growth (IEG), Delhi. She is currently a SRT fellow at the IEG. She has
published several papers in academic journals and books.
earlier a Reader at the Institute of Economic Growth, is presently working as Researcher
at the United Nations University, Institute for New Technologies (UNU/INTECH),
Maastricht, The Netherlands. His area of specialisation is information technology and
development. He has published several papers in Journals like World Development,
Research Policy, Information Economics and Policy, Information Society, and Science
Technology and Development.
until 1988, was on the faculty of the Institute of Economic Growth. During 1981-83, he
was a visiting fellow at the University of California at Berkeley. He joined the World
Bank Group in December 1988. He recently retired from the Bank as its Lead Economist for
the Africa Region, responsible for analytical work on poverty and social protection. Dr.
Subbarao's extensive research work included equity and efficiency implications of
government interventions in grain markets, income distributional implications of
agricultural price policy interventions in India, and on anti-poverty programmes. At the
Bank, Dr. Subbarao has played a major role in both analytical and policy work on
poverty, particularly in the domain of safety nets and anti-poverty programmes in many
countries of Asia and Africa.
had a long tenure as Professor, and for some years as Director, at the Institute of
Economic Growth. He is currently Honorary Professor at the Administrative Staff College
of India, Hyderabad. Earlier, he has been on the research staff of the World Bank and
the IMF. He was President of the Indian Econometric Society and also of the Andhra
Pradesh Economic Association. Krishnamurty's research is largely focussed on India. His
contributions lie in the areas of macro econometric modelling, consumption, savings,
investment and external trade behaviour; and international trade in primary commodities.
He has several research publications to his credit and has served on the editorial
committees of Indian and international academic journals beside having supervised
M.Phil. and Ph.D. dissertations. He has been associated with several committees of
government and academic institutions.
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. In
the last few years, he has been working on the Indian macro-economy and presented
forecasts and policy analysis of the economy on a regular basis. He also studies
regional issues within the Indian economy and has a number of publications from his
research. Dr. Kar teaches growth economics, regional economics and macro-modelling
techniques at the institute. He is a consultant to the Global Development Network (GDN)
and a member of the advisory committee to the ASSOCHAM.
is Honorary Professor at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. He is also
Distinguished Professor at the Institute for Integrated Learning in Management (IILM),
New Delhi. Currently, he is Chairman of the Expert Committee on "Census Data on
Religion", appointed by the National Commission on Minorities. He is also a member
of the Independent Commission on Development and Health in India. He was formerly
Jawaharlal Nehru National Fellow.
|P.N. Mari Bhat
is a Professor at the Population Research Centre, Institute of Economic Growth Delhi.
Earlier, he was Director, Population Research Centre, Dharwad and Associate Fellow at
the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananathapuram. Educated in the Universities at
Mysore, Andhra and Pennsylvania, he is an internationally known expert in Indian
demography. He has served as consultant to several UN Organisations and been visiting
faculty at Harvard, Minnesota and Manitoba. He has authored over fifty articles in
reputed national and international journals and co-authored a book on Indian Vital Rates
published by the National Academy of Sciences, USA.
is Professor at the Population Research Centre, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi.
He specialises in econometrics and population-development-environment studies. He has
authored and co-authored several books including 'Fertility in India: An Econometric
Analysis of a Metropolis'; 'Women's Status and Reproductive Health Rights';
'Contraceptive Use in India'; 'Migration, Common Property Resources and Environmental
Degradation'; and 'Reproductive Health in Delhi Slums'. He has published several
articles in national and international journals on population, development and
is a leading social scientist widely known for his contributions to studies on
development and social change in India from a radical perspective. He was Professor and
Director, Institute of Economic Growth; and also President of the Society for Labour
Economics; President of the Indian Sociological Society; Chairman, Software Committee
for Doordarshan; Member, National Commission for Rural Labour and Jawaharlal Nehru
National Fellow. He is the author of numerous works in English and Hindi, including Land
Reforms in India (1975); Culture, Communication and Social Change (1989); Secularism and
Development: The Indian Experiment (1995); Mahatma Gandhi: The New Economic Agenda
(1996); Social Science and Development: Quest for Relevance (1996); Communication and
National Development (2002); Prominent among his work in Hindi are: Bhartiya Gram
(1966); Parivartan Aur Vikas Ke Sanskritic Ayam (1995); Swapna Aur Yathartha (2000).
Ph.D. in Social Anthropology from Australian National University, is presently Honorary
Treasurer, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi and Chairman, Centre for Study of
Developing Societies, Delhi. Dr. Madan has been a visiting Professor at several foreign
universities. He has contributed significantly as an author as well as in senior
editorial capacities to various reputed national and international journals. Recipient
of innumerable awards and honours for his academic contributions, Dr. Madan has also
authored, co-authored and edited a large number of books and he continues to write
actively as an expert on various socio anthropological issues. His forthcoming books
include Marriage, Family and the Household : Select Essays (OUP), and Religion in the
Modern World and Other Essays.