Anil Suraj has undertaken doctoral work in law, specifically on the defensive mechanisms under the WTO. He has taught core courses for fellow students at IIMB on public administration and law, legal and institutional dynamics for public policy and management and business laws for the post graduate and software enterprise management programmes. Prior to joining IIMB he was a research fellow at the National Judicial Academy where he coordinated various courses for senior district judges and high court justices on various topics with a special focus on intellectual property rights. He has also drafted research opinions for the Chief Justice of India. He has also pursued research in urban governance and the law; access to justice for the poor and the disadvantaged; anti-dumping policy in India and the EU; and the impact of WTO on small-scale industries and the Indian legal system. .
Arnab Mukherji has a PhD in Policy Analysis from the Pardee RAND Graduate School. The unifying theme for much of Arnab's research has been an investigation of how individuals make decisions in a wide range of settings and how public policy may be used constructively to make systemic and behavioural changes that alter individual and societal outcomes. Arnab teaches core and elective courses in public policy, statistical methods and applied microeconomics. He has published research papers in the areas of global health and demography, political economy and agricultural policy.
Chiranjib Sen received his Ph.D in Economics from Stanford University and M.A in Economics from Delhi School of Economics. His areas of research interest include governance reform in the context of liberalisation and globalisation, government¬ business relations, international trade policy and in the comparative analysis of Indian and East Asian economies. Sen has held professional appointments in a number of leading institutions. These include: Professor at the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum; Harry Reynolds International Visiting Professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Visiting Scholar, Maxwell School for Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University and Visiting Scholar, Institute of International Development, Harvard University. Sen was the first Chairperson of CPP. He is the immediate past President of the Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (SICI). For his contributions to SICI his name was recently added to the Shastri Honor roll.
Damodaran's research areas span Public Policy, Environmental Economics, Commodity Trade and IPR regimes in Biotechnology and Nanotechnology sectors. He was awarded the prestigious Homi Bhabha Fellowship in 2004 and has published in peer reviewed international and national journals and has authored a book titled "Towards an Agroecosystem Policy for India". He has been consultant to the UNDP, UN-ESCAP, UNEP, and UNCTAD and has associated with World Bank Projects for clean technologies and commodity futures. He is a member of High Level Policy Advisory Committees of the Government of India on Trade and Environment, Multilateral Environmental Agreements and Biosafety Issues. He holds the MHRD Chair on IPR at IIMB.
Gita Sen is a development economist. Her work includes research, training and policy advocacy on the political economy of globalization and economic liberalization, gender and development, population policies, the equity dimensions of health, and the role of civil society. She has a Master's from the Delhi School of Economics, and Ph.D. from Stanford University. She is also Adjunct Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, and at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm. Sen serves as advisor to different UN agencies and NGO's, in addition to being on a number of committees of the government of India. She is on the governing council of the UN University. She received the Volvo Environment Prize in 1994, and holds honorary doctorates from the University of East Anglia and the Karolinska Institute. Her research papers have been extensively published internationally.
Gopal Naik is an agricultural economist, whose areas of interest are agricultural policy and agribusiness. He has worked at the World Bank and University of Illinois from where he holds a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics. He received Awards for Profession Excellence from The American Agricultural Economics Association, Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award, Best Student Research Paper Award and Hunter Fellowship from the University of Illinois, among others. He has worked in the areas of forecasting, marketing research, futures and commodity markets, WTO, agricultural marketing reforms, agricultural technology, irrigation and forest management with books, and research articles to his credit. He is currently working on commodity markets, quality standards and service delivery.
Jose is a fellow of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a Post Graduate Diploma in Forestry Management from the Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal. Jose's areas of research interest include strategy formulation and implementation, crisis management and organizational renewal, competitive implications of environmental regulations and business and society linkages. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston and Kenan Flagler Business School, North Carolina. He is a member of the International Planning Board of the Greening of Industries Network. Jose has published in both international and national journals and has consulted with several private sector, public sector as well as international organisations.
Mithileshwar Jha is Professor of Marketing at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. He has worked with leading management institutes in the country like IIM Lucknow, Institute of Rural Management, and Anand & XLRI - Jamshedpur. Jha is a Fellow and Post-graduate in Management from IIM Ahmedabad and has consulted with international agencies such as Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and NORAD. He has co-authored "Marketing Management (12th edition) - A South Asian Perspective" with Philip Kotler, Kevin Lane Keller and Abraham Koshy.
Vishnuprasad Nagadevara is a graduate from Agriculture College, Bapatla with a Doctorate from Iowa State University, in Economics and Operations Research. His current interests are data mining, operations research and project management. He carried out research and consultancy projects for various organizations including UNDP, NABARD, Central Silk Board and Government of Karnataka amongst many others. Nagadevara has published a number of articles in India and abroad.
With a PhD in Education, Nayana Tara was also awarded the UGC Fellowship to pursue a Doctoral Programme and is a Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellow. Among others, she is a member of Associate of Parent Development International, Arizona State University; Chartered Member of the Creative Scholar Mentor Network of the Torrance Centre for Creative studies, University of Georgia, USA; Member of the National Research Advisory Committee, GOI; State Advisory Committee for Conduct of the Second All India Survey of Education Administration, Govt. of Karnataka. She has been a consultant to National Planning Commission, Ministry of Welfare, Ford Foundation; USAID, National Literacy Mission, MHRD, GOI; Government of Karnataka; UNESCO and World Bank.
Rajalaxmi Kamath got her PhD in Economics from the Michigan State University. She has taught courses in public economics and microeconomics both in the US and at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai. Earlier, she was with the Indian Revenue Services. Her published work deals with how government provision public inputs affect credit market decisions of entrepreneurs in an asymmetric information world. Her research interest is in the areas of Financial Inclusion with reference to the urban poor. Her current work - "The Ramnagaram Financial Diaries Study" involves tracking the day to day financial inflows and outflows of a few urban poor households in Ramnagaram, Karnataka with a view to understanding how the peculiar institutional features of microfinance lending have affected daily transactions of these households.
Rajeev Gowda is Professor of Economics and Social Sciences at IIMB. A native of Bangalore, his education includes a PhD in Public Policy and Management from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He has previously served as a Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of California Berkeley and Associate Professor at the University of Oklahoma. His research focuses on two areas: i) How people and societies manage risks and ii) Indian politics and policy. His last edited book was Judgments, Decisions, and Public Policy, Cambridge University Press, 2002. Gowda was national runner up on BBC-TV's Mastermind India quiz program in 2001.
Ramesh is a Fellow of IIM Ahmedabad with specialization in finance and accounts. He was a member of the Indian Economic Service. He specializes in cost management, management control and performance management system, and regulation. His domain interests are health care, transport and infrastructure. He conducts training programmes in the areas of performance management, balanced score card, economic value added, total cost management, transfer pricing, change management and consulting skills for clients from both corporate and public sectors. He has undertaken several consulting assignments for government and international agencies.
Ravindra has a PhD in development studies. As a member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), he has worked in different capacities in state, central and local governments, retiring as Chief Secretary, Karnataka in December 2002. He rationalised the property tax system in Bangalore and introduced self-assessment scheme. To his credit he has accessed the capital markets and mobilized Rs. 1250 million through Municipal Bonds, the first such effort in India. His specialisation is urban affairs. He has authored "Urban Land Policy" and "Metropolitan Bangalore: A Management Perspective", and a number of articles and papers on public policy and urban issues.
Subhashish Gupta, an Associate Professor in Economics and Social Sciences, has a PhD in Economics from the University of Iowa. Gupta's research interests lie in the areas of industrial organization, privatization and regulation, competition policy and game theory. He has worked as a consultant with the World Bank and TERI, besides working on a number of projects with the Government of India. He teaches managerial economics, advanced microeconomics, game theory and industrial organization across a number of programs. His current research interests include the effect of revenue sharing on the development of telecommunications and the state of competition in telecommunications in India.
Suneeta Krishnan holds an MS and PhD in Epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley and an AB in Biological Sciences from Barnard College, Columbia University. In addition to her appointment at IIMB, Krishnan is with the International Development Group of Research Triangle Institute, International (San Francisco) and Assistant Adjunct Professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, Berkeley. Krishnan has initiated the Bangalore Bioethics Forum. She is a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (2004)-the highest honour the US government bestows on researchers just beginning their independent careers.
Trilochan Sastry has a PhD from MIT, MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and B.Tech from IIT Delhi. He has taught at IIM Ahmedabad and at ISB, Hyderabad. He was visiting professor in Japan, Hong Kong and the US. The Association of Indian Management Schools adjudged Professor Sastry the "best Young Teacher" for the year 1999. He received the "Outstanding Contribution to National Development" Award from IIT Delhi in 2005. His research interests include poverty related development issues as well as governance, democracy, public private partnerships and role of International Agencies in India.
Vaidyanatha Ayyar has M.Sc., Ph.D., [Andhra], MPA [Harvard]. Ayyar was in the Indian Administrative Service [1966 - 2003], and has extensive experience in taxation, chemical and pharmaceutical industry, education, culture, human rights, intellectual property rights, development cooperation, and international relations. Among others, he was a member of the World Bank External Advisory Panel on Education, the UNESCO High Level Committee on Statistics, and Chairman of the Drafting Committee of the WIPO Diplomatic Conference , and the Committee for reviewing the induction training of IAS officers. Ayyar authored several publications including the CPP monograph entitled Navigating the Public Policy Domain: A Primer on Policy Process and Politics.
Professor of Finance and Control and UTI Chair Professor in the area of Capital Markets, Vaidyanathan's interests are Corporate Finance, Investments, Risk Management and Pensions. He is Chairperson for the Centre for Capital Market and Risk Management (CCMR) at IIMB. He is a National Fellow of ICSSR. Vaidyanathan has a Masters from the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta and Fellow in Management (Doctorate) from IIM Calcutta where he also taught for four years. He was a visiting Fulbright Scholar in Finance / Pensions at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaigne and Georgia State University USA, and a visiting faculty at the International Center for Banking and Financial Services at Manchester Business School and the Faculty of Management at the University of Mauritius, amongst others.
Prasad completed his PhD from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. He combines solid academic credentials with the ability to take sessions for executives at all levels. His style integrates theory with practice to facilitate double-loop learning. With more than 30 years experience in the USA and India, his professional activities include teaching, research, consulting and training on the theme: Achieving a Competitive Edge through People.
Rahul De is the Hewlett-Packard Chair Professor in ICT for Sustainable Economic Development in the Quantitative Methods and Information Systems Area of IIM Bangalore. He has a Ph.D. from the Artificial Intelligence in Management Laboratory of the Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A. De's research interests are in e-Government Systems and applications of ICT for development. He also works in Open Source software and applied Artificial Intelligence. He has published over 30 articles in international journals, and as chapters in books. He has taught Information Systems and Management Science courses in various universities in the United States, India and Europe.
With a PhD (Agricultural Economics) from the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA, Shyamal Roy has varied experience as Economist, World Bank Adviser, FAO, Research Associate, International Food Policy Research Institute, and Research Associate, Brookings Institution. He has worked on projects ranging from administrative restructuring, turn-around strategy, manpower planning, reasearch and development to taxation and fiscal policy. Shyamal Roy has published over 20 articles in professional journals and authored several books.
Hema Swaminathan's research interests are in the areas of property rights, intrahousehold economics with a focus on asset allocation, and health economics and policy. She has expertise in both qualitative and quantitative methods and has worked extensively in Sub Saharan Africa. Prior to joining CPP, Hema was working at the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Governance Team. Hema holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from Penn State University and MSc. in Economics from the University of Bristol.
Rajendra K Bandi obtained his PhD in Computer Information Systems from the Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA, a bachelor's engineering degree from the National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur and a Post Graduate Honors Diploma in Personnel Management from XLRI,Jamshedpur. As a doctoral student, he was the recipient of Exemplary Doctoral Student award.
His research interests are in social impacts of computing, computing ethics, knowledge management, IT in government, software engineering metrics & reuse, and systems development methodologies. His current research thrust is in the area of "ICT enabled Relocation of Work and Global Sourcing of Work". He has designed and conducted several executive programs in the areas of Management and Development of Information Systems, Software Project Management, IT in Government, IT and Society, Strategic Role of IT. Dr. Bandi is a member of the Technical Advisory Panel, Department of IT, Karnataka Government and in this role has guided several e-governance initiatives.
Rupa Chanda is a Professor in Economics and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore (IIMB). She has a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University, with a specialization in International Trade, and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Harvard University. At IIMB, Dr. Chanda lectures on macroeconomics and international trade. She currently holds an institute research chair and was the recipient of the ICFAI Best Teacher Award for 2006. Prior to joining IIMB, Dr. Chanda worked as an Economist at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC. She has held short-term research appointments at the World Bank and the United Nations and has been a consultant for the ILO, WHO, UNDP, UNCTAD, OECD, ICRIER, and IIFT. Dr. Chanda's research interests concern multilateral trade liberalization, the WTO and services, migration, child labour, and macroeconomic stabilization. Dr. Chanda has many publications to her credit. Some of these include, Globalization of Services: India's Opportunities and Constraints, published by Oxford University Press in 2002 and an edited book titled, India's Trade in Services: Prospects and Strategies, published by Wiley-India in 2006.
R Srinivasan is a Professor in Finance at IIMB. He received his PhD and PGP diploma from IIMA and an MSc in physics from IIT, Bombay. He worked with the State Bank of India and Davy-Ashmore, followed by a long stint at the Institute of Rural Management Anand where he also served as a member on the board of governors before joining IIMB. His research interests cover two broad conceptual areas: organizational economics (agency theory, transaction-cost economics and property rights), and financial modeling. In terms of context his research covers cooperatives, microfinance and not-for-profits, infrastructure and corporate capital structure. He currently chairs the Microfinance Group at IIMB. This group is supported by the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (a World Bank) affiliate and the Open Society Institute.
Ramanayya has a Ph.D. in (Transportation) and with an academic and research experience spanning over 30 years he has conducted numerous consultancy projects in the area of traffic and transportation for the state government of Karnataka. His research interests include: transportation systems, management and evaluation, computer simulation and modeling, privatization of transport sector, demand estimation of urban and rural transport services and socio economic impact evaluation of infrastructure projects. He has developed a course on computer applications in traffic and transportation planning and management for PGP and Fellow programme students.
Ashwin Mahesh has a PhD in atmospheric remote sensing
from the University of Washington. His research interests
include application of technology in urban public
administration, capacity building in government departments,
and process re-engineering and reforms of administrative
departments. His expertise lies in exploring the expanding
role of technology & IT and its creative use in urban
traffic management in the future. He is the co-founder and
director of the popular public affairs magazine, India
Together and the CEO of the Bangalore based social
technology company, Mapunity incubated at NSRCEL, IIM
Bangalore and at IIIT Bangalore.
Deepak Malghan is an ecological economist
with primary interest in theoretical models of the
economy-ecosystem interaction problem. His research is
highly interdisciplinary and routinely uses tools from
economics, chemical engineering, historical analysis, and
ecology. Ph.D. (University of Maryland), MPA (Princeton