Dr. Shashanka Bhide
National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi
Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Iowa State University
Currently Dr. Shashanka Bhide is a Senior Advisor at the National Council of Applied Economic Research. NCAER. He was with NCAER from 1982 to 2014 in different capacities. He took up the position of Director, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai in July 2014 and served in this position until December 2018. He joined NCAER in the present position in September 2019. His research has covered a number of areas in agriculture, macroeconomic modeling, infrastructure, and poverty analysis. He has published extensively, including co-authoring and editing books and journal articles in these fields. During 2003 – 2004, while on leave from NCAER, he was Professor at Social and Economic Change in Bangalore.
Dr. Bhide received his Ph. D in Agricultural Economics from Iowa State University, USA. He completed his B. Sc in Agriculture from Agricultural College, Dharwad and M.Sc in Agricultural Economics from Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.
His research interests include applied economic analysis in a range of areas covering agriculture, poverty analysis, macroeconomic modelling and infrastructure development. He has published his research in academic journals, books and other media. His recent co-edited books include ‘Poverty, Chronic Poverty and Poverty Dynamics, Policy Imperatives’, Springer, 2018 and ‘Deciphering India’s Services Sector Growth’, Routledge, 2021.
He has served on a number of official expert committees on economic issues.