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Ganesh Kumar  

 

 

Education :

B.A. (Economics), M.A. (Econometrics), Ph.D. (Economics)

 

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Research Interests:

Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) models; Issues in agriculture and economic development: Food security and grain management policies; price policies; agricultural trade and the WTO; food safety standards; stability of agricultural production; spatial dimensions of Indian economy; inter-sectoral linkages, economic growth and development; international trade competitiveness and finance.

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Books & Monographs (selected)

  • Zepeda, E., S. McDonald, M. Panda and A. Ganesh-Kumar with C. Sapkota. 2013. Employing India: Guaranteeing Jobs for the Rural Poor. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington D.C.
  • Gulati, A., A. Ganesh-Kumar, G. Shreedhar, H. Pullabhotla, X. Zhang. 2010. Ensuring Food and Nutritional Security in Nepal: A Stocktaking Exercise. USAID, Kathmandu.
  • Ganesh-Kumar, A., D. Roy and A. Gulati (Eds.). 2010. Liberalizing Food Grains Markets: Experiences, Impact and Lessons from South Asia. IFPRI-Oxford University Press, New Delhi.
  • Polaski, S., A. Ganesh-Kumar, S. McDonald, M. Panda and S. Robinson. 2008. India’s Trade Policy Choices: Managing Diverse Challenges. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington D.C.
  • Ganesh-Kumar, A., K. Sen and R. Vaidya. 2003. International Competitiveness, Investment and Finance: A Case Study of India. Routledge, London.

Journal articles (selected)

  • Gulati, A., A. Ganesh-Kumar, G. Shreedhar and T. Nandakumar. 2012. “Agriculture and Malnutrition in India”. Food and Nutrition Bulletin, 33(1), pp.31-43.
  • Ganesh-Kumar, A. and G. K. Saini. 2009. “Economic Co-operation in South Asia: The Dilemma of SAFTA and Beyond”. Journal of South Asian Development, 4(2), pp.253-281.
  • Parikh, J., M. Panda, A. Ganesh-Kumar and V. Singh. 2009.“CO2 emissions structure of Indian economy”. Energy, 34(8), pp. 1024-1031.
  • Parikh, K. S., A. Ganesh-Kumar and G. Darbha. 2003. “Growth and Welfare Consequences of a Rise in Minimum Support Prices”. Economic and Political Weekly, 38(9), pp. 891-895. Also re-printed in U. Kapila (Ed.) Indian Economy Since Independence, 17th Edition, 2006, Academic Foundation, New Delhi.
  • Ganesh-Kumar, A. 1999. “Spatial Variability in Crop Yields: The Case of Cereals Across Districts of Andhra Pradesh”. Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 54(1), pp.53-78. *** This paper was adjudged the “Best under the General Stream – year 1999” for the D. K. Desai Prize Award Scheme initiated by the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics.

Chapters in books (selected)

  • Ganesh-Kumar, A. and N. Harak. 2015. “Oil and Natural Gas Price Reforms and its Impacts on Indian Agriculture”. In S. Mahendra Dev (Ed.) India Development Report–2015, Oxford University Press, New Delhi.
  • Jha, S., P. V. Srinivasan and A. Ganesh-Kumar. 2010. “Achieving food security in a cost-effective way: Implications of domestic deregulation and liberalized trade in India”. In A. Ganesh-Kumar, D. Roy and A. Gulati (Eds.) Liberalizing Food Grains Markets: Experiences, Impact and Lessons from South Asia, IFPRI-Oxford University Press, New Delhi.
  • Ganesh-Kumar, A. and M. Panda. 2009. “Global Economic Shocks and Indian Policy Response: An Analysis Using a CGE model”. In K. S. Parikh (Ed.) Macro-Modeling for the Eleventh Five Year Plan of India, Planning Commission, Government of India / Academic Foundation, New Delhi.
  • Ganesh-Kumar, A., A. Gulati and R. Cummings Jr. 2009. “Reforming Foodgrains Management: Achieving Food Security with Cost-Effectiveness”. In S. Singh and V. R. Reddy (Eds.) Changing Contours of Asian Agriculture: Essays in Honour of Prof. V.S.Vyas, Academic Foundations, New Delhi.
  • Ganesh-Kumar, A., K. Sen and R. Vaidya. 2002. “International Competitiveness, Trade and Finance: India”. In J. M. Fanelli and R. Medhora (Eds.) Finance and Competitiveness in Developing Countries, Routledge, London.

 

  • Food and agricultural policy in India
  • Economic growth and sustainable human development
  • Spatial Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model of India

 

 

Ongoing

  •  Preparation of “Asia-Pacific Countries with Special Needs Development Report – 2015”, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia-Pacific, Bangkok.

Recently completed

  • “Spatial CGE Model for Centre-State Fiscal Policy Analysis”, 14th Finance Commission, Government of India, New Delhi, 2014.
  • “Alternative economic structures and policy options for achieving zero income poverty: A CGE analysis for India integrating international development goals”, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia-Pacific, New Delhi, 2014.
  • “Accelerating Agricultural Productivity Growth in India – Policies and Investment Options”, World Bank, New Delhi, 2014.
  • “Modelling for Eleventh Plan and Beyond”, Planning Commission, Government of India, New Delhi. 2007-12.

 

  • Statistics and Econometrics – II
  • Applied general equilibrium models

 

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