Home People

Mahendra Dev S  

 


 

Education :

Ph.D in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics,            Post-doctoral research, Yale University

 

Office Telephone:

+ 91-22-28416501

 

Email id:

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Research Interests:

Development Economics, Indian economy, macro policies, inclusive growth, agricultural policies, poverty and inequality, rural development, rural non-farm sector, food security, employment, social protection, nutrition and social security.

 

Click here for personal homepage

Books

  • “Inclusive Growth in India: Agriculture, Poverty and Human Development, Oxford University Press, 2008.
  • “India: Perspectives on Equitable Development”, Academic Foundation, 2008 (jointly with N.Chandrasekhara Rao).
  • “Human Development in Andhra Pradesh: Experiences, Issues and Challenges”, (Edited Jointly with C.Ravi and M. Venkatnarayana) .
  • “India’s Development: Social and Economic Disparities”, Manohar/IDPAD, 2008 (edited jointly with K.S.Babu).
  • “India: Some Aspects of Economic and Social Development” Academic Foundation, 2008 (edited jointly with K.S.Babu).
  • ‘Managing Water Resources’: Policies, Institutions and Technologies Oxford University Press, 2006 (edited jointly with Ratna Reddy).
  • ‘India in a Globalising World: Some Aspects of Macroeconomy, Agriculture and Poverty’ Essays in Honour of C.H. Hanumantha Rao, (ed.) Published by Academic Foundation (edited jointly with R.Radhkriashna, S.K. Rao and K. Subbarao), 2006 .
  • “Towards A Food Secure India: Issues & Policies” (edited), Institute for Human Development, New Delhi and Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad (Distributed by Manohar), 2003; (Jointly with K.P. Kannan and Nira Ramachandran).
  • “Andhra Pradesh Development: Economic Reforms and Challenges Ahead” (ed.), Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad, 2003 (Jointly with C.H. Hanumantha Rao).
  • “Social and Economic Security in India” (ed.), Institute for Human Development, New Delhi, 2001 (jointly with Piyush Antony, V. Gayathri, R.P. Mamgain).

 

Selected Journal Articles and Chapters in Book

Member in Government Committees/International Bodies (Selected)

  • “Agricultural Price Policy, Farm Profitability and Food Security”, Economic and Political Weekly, 2010, Vol.45, Nos. 26& 27 (Jointly with Chandrasekhara Rao)
  • “Safety Net Programmes: Outreach and Effectiveness”, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.42, No.35, 2007 (jointly with K. Subbarao, S.Galab and C.Ravi)
  • “Agriculture Development” in the Oxford Companion to Economics in India, edited by Kaushik Basu, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2007.
  • “Poverty and Inequality: All-India and States, 1983-2005” (along with C.Ravi) in Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.XLII, No.6, February 10-16, 2007.
  • “Social Sector Priorities: An Analysis of Budgets and Expenditures in India in the 1990s (along with Jos Mooij) Development Policy Review, Volume 22, Number 1, January 2004, Blackwell Publishing, UK.
  • 'Experience of India's (Maharashtra) Employment Guarantee Scheme: Lessons for Development Policy', Development Policy Review, Vol.14, No.3, Blackwell Publishers, Oxford, U.K., 1996.
  • 'Rural Poverty in India: Incidence, Issues and Policies' (with M.H.Suryanarayana and Kirit Parikh), Asian Development Review, Asian Development Bank, Manila, Vol.10, No.1, 1992.
  • 'Growth, Employment, Poverty and Human Development: An Evaluation of Change Since Independence with Reference to Rural Areas' Review of Development and Change, Vol.2, No.2, 1997
  • 'Estimation of Performance Probabilities for Aggregate Yield Functions: An Analysis of Agro-climatic Regions in India, Journal of Quantitative Economics, Vol.16, No.1.
  • 'Poverty of Agricultural Labour Households in India: A State Level Analysis', Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol.43, No.1, 1988.
  • 'Regional Disparities in Agricultural Labour Productivity and Rural Poverty in India', Indian Economic Review, Vol.43, No.1, 1988
  • Member, Committee on ‘Financial Inclusion’, Government of India, Chaired by Dr. C.Rangarajan, 2006-07.
  • Member, Prime Minister’s Task Force on Employment Opportunities, Planning Commission, New Delhi Chaired by Dr. Montek Singh Ahluwalia.
  • Member, Group of Exports for Development of Sugar Sector, 2008-09, Department of Food & Civil Supplies.
  • Member of the Advisory Board for the National Commission for the Unorganised Enterprises, Government of India, 2004-09 Chaired by Dr. Arjun Sengupta.
  • Member, Board of India Today Economists.
  • Member, Farmers’ Welfare Commission, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Visited several parts of Andhra Pradesh to enquire about the problems. of the farmers in A.P. August to November, 2005.
  • Member, Economic affairs Panel, Confederation of Indian Industry, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Member, Steering Committee for ‘Rural Development’ 11th Five Year plan, Planning Commission, New Delhi .
  • Member, Working Group on ‘Labour’, 11th Five Year plan, Planning Commission, New Delhi .
  • Member, Working Group on ‘Food and Nutrition Security’, 11th Five Year plan, Planning Commission, New Delhi.
  • Member, ‘Working Group on Poverty Elimination Programmes’, 11th Five Year plan, Planning Commission, New Delhi.
  • Member, Task Force on Indo-Dutch Co-operation, Indian Council of social Science Research, 2005.
  • Member, Selection Committee for the Small Grants Programme on Poverty Eradication of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), New Delhi, held on 18-19 April, 2005.
  • Member, Expert Group for the Enhancement of Social Security for the Poor, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, United Nations, Bangkok.
  • Member, Expert Group on Social Protection, United Nations, New York
  • Member, Working Group on Rural Poverty Alleviation Programmes for the Formulation of Tenth Five Year Plan, Planning Commission, New Delhi.