After an engineering degree in 1978, I shifted to my greater interest in economic development and started working on and writing about matters related to economic policy.
This web page includes: (a) a blurb on the policy issues that I have worked on, followed by a listing of my papers on the subject; (b) abstracts of most papers; and (c) wherever possible, the full text of the paper.
As will be evident from the listing of the papers, I have been lucky to work with some very fine co-authors, to whom I am most grateful.
B.Tech. (Electronics), Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, 1978
M.Phil. (Applied Economics), Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, 1979
Ph.D (Economics), Boston University, 1986
Research Associate, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandum, 1979-1986
Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Laboratories, 1986-1987
World Bank, 1987-2003
Visiting Professor of Public Policy, The Wharton School, 1997-1998
International Monetary Fund, 2001-present