Committee for Consultations on Situation in Andhra Pradesh
New Delhi-1100o1, India
He was a Senior Research Fellow at the Internationl Food Policy Research Institute, New Delhi during 2008-2010. Earlier he was Chief Economist and heads the Human Development Programme of the NCAER from 1994 to February 2008. He has a doctoral degree from the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia; a Master Degree from the Bangalore University, India and Post-doctoral research experience from Economic Growth Centre, Yale University, USA. He served as the Member Secretary to the Prime Minister’s High Level Committee for the preparation of a report on the Social, economic and Educational status of the Muslim Community of India.
He has 30 years of consistent record of academic research in the field of Development Economics, Human Development, Poverty Studies, Demography and Health Economics, Labour and Social Security, Social Sector Budgetary Analysis and Micro-Impact of Economic Reforms. A recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation International Family Fellowship for research at Yale University during 1991-92, recent accomplishments includes publication of India - Human Development Report (1999), and a series of 16 state reports in four volumes; all published by the Oxford University Press, New Delhi. He has in all 10 books and about 75 research publications to his credit. He is one of the Principal Investigators of the ongoing ‘India Program of Research in Human Development 2003-07’ a four years long empirical study jointly undertaken by the University of Maryland and NCAER and funded by the National Institute of Health and Human Development and the World Bank both at Washington DC. He was selected as one of the India Today Magazine’s ‘faces of millennium (Economist)’ in January 2000 issue.