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A.INDIRA

Associate Professor - Economics and Management Science & Co-ordinator -Research

QUALFICATION & SPECIALIZATION :M.A. (Econ.), M.Tech. (Mgt. Studies), Ph.D. (Osmania University) – Economics

EXPERIENCE IN YEARS TEACHING/PRACTICE/INDUSTRY/RESEARCH : 13 years of teaching / 21 years of research

Email : indira@liba.edu

Industrial Organisation 90%
Diffusion of Technology 60%
International Trade and Development 70%
Development Economics 80%

Dr. Indira is the Co-ordinator for Research at LIBA. She has over 21 years of varied experience as researcher, consultant, trainer and teacher. Prior to joining LIBA, she was with XIM-Bhubaneswar. She has also worked as a policy researcher and consultant in the areas of Local Self-governance and Social Sectors. Her other main areas of research interest are Technology Diffusion and Development Issues. She has designed and conducted several management development programmes for executives while working with the Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad. She currently teaches Economics.

Indira has a Ph.D in Economics from Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore.She has over 20 years experience in action research, consultancy, training and teaching. She has worked as a Policy and Action Researcher in the areas of Local Self Governance (budget analysis) and Technology Diffusion. She is a founder-member of Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, Bangalore, which works in the area of local self governance and budget analysis. She has written a number of case studies using both primary and secondary data sources. She has designed and conducted Executive Management Development Programs while working in the Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad and Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar. She has taught through Technology Enabled Learning – VSAT programs

Publications

1) Reports 

  1. District Human Development Report – 2017 Chennai District Corporation of Chennai, Chennai and State Planning Commision, Tamil Nadu in association with Loyola Institute of Business Administration (together with Chandrasekharan.N, Chandiran.N and Ram Subramanian)
  2. Agricultural Biotechnology and Biosafety in India: Expectations, Outcomes and Lessons Centre for Budget and Policy Studies and Stockholm Environment Institute, April 2005, ISBN 91 975238 0 1(with M.R.Bhagavan and I.Virgin)
  3. Karnataka: Secondary Education and the New Agenda for Economic Growth, Human Development Sector Unit, South Asia Region, Report No.24208-IN, Document of the World Bank (together with Vinod Vyasulu)
  4. Rural Industries in India: Lessons from a Survey, a background paper brought out by South Asia Multidisciplinary Team (SAAT), International Labour Organisation (ILO), New Delhi, August 2000 (with Vinod Vyasulu and B.P.Vani).
  5. Towards a Policy Instruments Menu for Encouraging Energy Conservation – Part II – Available Schemes in India: A Compendium, International Energy Initiative, Bangalore, November 1995 (with Vinod Vyasulu)

 

2) Textbooks

  1. Indira2 & William A. McEachern1. (2016). Macro ECON: A South-Asian Perspective with Course Mate. 1st Edition. South Western: 4LTR Press, Cengage Publishers. ISBN: 9788131520260.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          A. Indira2 and William A. McEachern1. (2012). MACRO ECON, Principles of Macroeconomics – A South-Asian Perspective (Indian Adaptation). Cengage Learning India Pvt. Ltd – 4 LTR Press. ISBN: 978-1-4390-4067-6.
  2. Business Economics – (IMT G02) a customised textbook for Centre for Distance Learning, Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, 2014, Cengage Learning India Pvt. Ltd., ISBN-13:978-81-315-2467-1, ISBN-10:81-315-2467-1. (co-authors – William A. McEachern and Simrit Kaur)

 

Book Chapters

  1. Forthcoming “Missed call or an Opportunity- Understanding Mobile Phone Literacy Among Street-Vendors in Chennai” in Affordability Issues Surrounding the Use of ICT for Development and Poverty Reduction, eds Sam Takavarasha Jr and Carl Adams, igiglobal.com. Projected Release Date: February, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 280               ISBN13: 9781522531791|ISBN10: 1522531793|EISBN13: 9781522531807|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3179-1
  2. Deepa Ittimani Tholath & A. Indira. (2017). Economics of Building an Eco-friendly Low Cost Housing Unit. In Etinder Pal Singh, Rajneesh Mahajan & Ruchi Malik (Eds.), Innovations for Sustainable Business. (pp. 45 – 52). New Delhi: Apeejay School of Management & Excellent Publishing House. ISBN 978-93-84562-07-6.
  3. ‘Institutional Mechanisms to ensure biosafety among the Bt-cotton adopters in India’, in India’s Tryst with Bt-Cotton: Learnings from the First Decade, (ed.) by N.Lalitha and P.K.Viswanathan, 2015, Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi. ISBN 10: 935125108X ISBN 13: 9789351251088
  4. A. Indira. (2009). Training for Rural Development – Understanding the Needs of Voluntary Organisations. In R.K.Pandey, P.S.Tripathi, S.K.Dubey and Ashish BajpaiIndia           (Ed.), Perspectives on Agripreneurship and Rural Development, (347-352). Excel Publishers, New Delhi. ISBN-978-93-80043-53-1

 

Case-Studies

  1. Forthcoming, Contributed a case “Work Related Migration in India”, for a digital platform course Survey of Economics. (not yet launched), McGraw Hill Education.
  2. A.Indira & Deepa Ittimani Tholath (2017). “Weaving Sustainability into Affordable Housing – Anna Builders”, 2017 Sona Business Case Conference, organised by Sona School of Management in collaboration with The Case Centre UK, held at Sona School of Management, Salem, Tamil Nadu, 22 & 23 September, 2017. – won the best case award (presentation)
  3. Scaling with Parity – A Publication by CII – Indian Women Network, Chennai. May 2017 (together with Chandrasekharan.N) – a collection of cases showcasing best practices towards gender parity in industry and academia.
  4. Indira, P.V. Alexander, Deepa Ittimani Tholath, D. Madhava Priya & A. Irudaya Veni Mary, (Eds.). (2017). LIBA CASES 2017: A Symposium on Business Case Studies. Chennai: Loyola Institute of Business Administration & Notion Press. (ISBN 978-1947027-08-4).
  5. Alagu Perumal Ramasamy & A. Indira (2017). Marketing an Idea for Facilitating Urban Food and Environment Security – Experiences of IIIBFT, A Chennai Based NGO, in Promoting Societal Participation for Sustainable Development. In Dr. Vinita Sahay & Dr. P.R.S. Sarma (Eds), Select Management Cases. (pp. 21-38). IIM Raipur. ISBN 97881-931001-6-5. (Presented in the Global Summit Management Case Conference, IIM Raipur, Feb 10, 2017. Won the Best Case Award, GSMC 2017 – Uploaded in ET Cases). (also available at The Case Centre. Case – Reference no. 717-0022-1 and Teaching note – Reference no. 717-0022-8.                                                                http://www.thecasecentre.org/educators/products/view?id=143033#. )
  6. Indira. (2013). CASE – Making of GoliVadaPav No.1. Management Matters, 13(2), 4857. July 2013 – December 2013. LIBA’s Journal of Management. ISSN 2279 – 0187.                 (based on primary research)
  7. Indira, Sai Vishnu. J, Jerrifer. V, Jennifer. S, Chitra. K. (2010). Optimisation of Resources – A Caselet. Management Matters, 1(14), 98-99. March 2010 – August 2010. LIBA’s Journal of Management. ISSN 2279 – 0187.
  8. ICMR Case, ‘Cochin International Airport Limited: A Case of Public – Private Partnership (A)’, Case Code: ECOA128; 2005, 7 pages, based on published sources, http://www.icmrindia.org
  9. ICMR Case, ‘Cochin International Airport Limited: A Case of Public – Private Partnership (B)’, Case Code: ECOA129; 2005, 7 pages, based on published sources, http://www.icmrindia.org
  10. ICMR Case, ‘Cochin International Airport Limited: A Case of Public – Private Partnership (C)’, Case Code: ECOA130; 2005, 4 pages, based on published sources, http://www.icmrindia.org
  11. ICMR Case, ‘Evangelism: New Age Marketing’ Case Code: BSTA123 , 2005, 8 pages, based on published sources, http://www.icmrindia.org
  12. ICMR Case, ‘Red Bull Gives You Wiiiings’, Ref No. 505-063-1, 2005, based on published sources, www.ecch.com
  13. ICMR Case, ‘Summer-izing Home Truths?’, Case Code: BSTA117, 2005, 10 pages, based on published sources, http://www.icmrindia.org
  14. ICMR Case, ‘Swarovski’s Crystals’, Case Code: BSTA124, 2005, 10 pages, based on published sources, http://www.icmrindia.org
  15. Indian School of Business Case, ‘nLogue Communications – Bridging the Digital Divide’, 2005 (with Rama Velamuri, IESE, Spain), based on field research.

 

Journal Publications

  1. N. Chandrasekaran and A. Indira. (2017). Economic Drivers of Technology Enabled Health Services. European Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies Vol.6, Nr.2 150. Sep.Dec. 2017. ISSN 2414-8385 (Online) ISSN 2414-8377
  2. D.MadhavaPriya and A. Indira (2017). Digital Banking – Is the customer getting a personal experience or getting digitized?. International Journal of Research in Management, Economics and Commerce. Volume-7, Issue-8, August 2017, page 10-                                                                                                                                                                                                             13; Impact Factor (SJIF) – 2016: 6.384. ISSN: 2250-057X (Online).
  3. Deepa Ittimani Tholath and A. Indira. (2013). Use of Eco-friendly Building Materials in Low-cost Housing. Management Matters, 13(2), 1-10. July 2013 – December 2013. LIBA’s Journal of Management. ISSN 2279 – 0187.
  4. A.Indira (2008). Evaluation of Training Programs for Rural Development. Journal of Applied Quantitative Methods, Vol.3, No. 2, June 30, 2008, ISSN 1842-4562
  5. A.Indira, Meenakshi Rajeev, Vinod Vyasulu. (2002). Estimation of District Income and Poverty in Indian States. Economic and Political Weekly, (2171-2177) Vol.37, No.22, June 1, 2002

 

Working Papers

  1. ‘Insured for Accident?’ – A Study on Awareness and Uptake of Accident Insurance Among Urban Street Vendors in Chennai, India, Prof.C.K.Prahalad Centre for Emerging India, Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai, October 2014, (together with Rajalakshmi.P). available on http://ssrn.com/abstract=2522994.
  2. ‘Budget as an Instrument to Transparency’, Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability,  New  Delhi,  January  2004.  Available on http://www.cbgaindia.org/working-paper/budget-as-an-instrument-totransparency/

 

Monographs

  1. Understanding the Consumer Awareness of Health Micro Insurance – a qualitative study of SHGs in select districts of Tamil Nadu, Prof.C.K.Prahalad Centre for Emerging India, Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai, April 2014, (together with Rajalakshmi.P).
  2. A study to identify the opportunities and challenges for sustainable building practices in low income housing, Prof.C.K.Prahalad Centre for Emerging India, Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai, June 2012. (together with Deepa Ittimani Tholath).
  3. The Indian Economy : Progress, Obstacles, Challenges, with Lodewijk Berlage, Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium, available on http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2002623, December 2011. Also available in a Dutch version as: India, een rijzende economische grootmacht?, December 2011 – LES136 in Leuven Economic Standpoint, www.econ.kuleuven.be
  4. Options for Budgeting in a Downturn – Karnataka 2009-2010, Second Endowment Lecture on State Budget Issues, Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, Bangalore. May 13, 2009.
  5. Development at the District Level – Kodagu in the 1990s, Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, Bangalore, March 2001
  6. The Budget for Education – A study at the District Level in Karnataka,, Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, Bangalore, March 2001 (together with Vinod Vyasulu).
  7. Education Finances – A study of District Primary Education Programme, Government of Karnataka, June 1997 (together with Vinod Vyasulu).
  8. Landmarks in Industrial Administration of Karnataka, Indian Institute of Public Administration, Bangalore Chapter, October 1996.

 

Conferences and Workshops

  1. Convenor, International Conference on Finance and Economics – Current Trends in Finance and Economics (ICFE 2017), Loyola Institute of Business Administration, 15th September 2017.
  2. Convenor, LIBA Cases 2017: A Symposium on Business Case Studies, Loyola Institute of Business Administration, 7th April 2017.
  3. Organised and participated in – “A Consultative Workshop on Social Enterprises in Tamil Nadu – Challenges, Opportunities and Interventions”, 17th February 2017 at LIBA under the aegis of Prof. C.K. Prahalad Centre for Emerging India.
  4. Organised and participated in an International Conference, Understanding Budgetary Analysis, in Kathmandu, Nepal organized by Centre for Budget and Policy Studies together with Actionaid, Nepal in June 1-5, 2002.
  5. Organised and participated in District Income and Poverty Estimates, Conference organised by Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, Bangalore together with UNDP, New Delhi, June 2001.
  6. Attended “Capacity Building for Budgetary Analysis at the State Level – Fourth Workshop”, organized by NIPFP-World Bank at New Delhi, 16-17 September, 2004.
  7. Attended Microcredit Summit in Washington.D.C between February 2 – 6, 1997.

 

Presentations

  1. N.Chandrasekaran and A.Indira, “Economic Drivers of Technology Enabled Health Services”, virtual presentation at 13th International Congress on Social Sciences, Vienna University, 06-07 October 2017 (available in EUSER European Center For Science Education And Research Proceedings 13th International Conference on Social Sciences, pp.744-751, 06-07 October 2017. Vienna Volume III ISBN 97 88890916137)
  2. Rakesh Krishnan, Alan Mathew Kunnumpuram, A. Indira, “Effect on Utilisation of Water Resource By Soft Drinks Industry on Tamil Nadu’s Economy”, 20th International Conference on “Innovative Trends in Engineering, Life Science & Business”, 8th & 9th Sep 2017 at Chennai, India organized by (IOSRD).
  3. Malhotra, M., Indira, A., and Madhava Priya, D. (2017) “Digitization for Effective Banking: Innovations and Challenges”, 2017, IIM-NASMEI Summer Marketing conference, July 27-29, 2017. IIM Indore, India – Oral presentation.
  4. Madhava Priya, D., Indira, A. and Malhotra, M. (2017) “Is the Stock Market Demonetized? – Indian Scenario”, PAN IIT International Cconference on Financial Markets and Corporate Finance 2017. VGSoM IIT Kharagpur, 7-8 July, 2017 – Oral Presentation.
  5. A. Indira & D. Madhava Priya. ‘Internationalisation of Yaun and Maintenance of Exchange Rate’. International Conference – Chinese Economy: Trends & Prospects, Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), March 3, 2017
  6. Alagu Perumal Ramasamy & A. Indira. ‘Enforcing Food Safety Norms and Their Implications on Business Environment and Economic Relations: A Case Study of the Sanlu Milk Scandal in China and the Nestle Maggi Noodles Scandal in India’. International Conference – Chinese Economy: Trends & Prospects, Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA), March 3, 2017
  7. Deepa Ittimani Tholath and A. Indira, “Economics of Building an Eco friendly Low Cost Housing Unit”, 8th National Conference on Innovations for Sustainable Business organised by Apeejay School of Management, Dwaraka, NewDelhi, on 3rd February, 2017.
  8. Kern Luke Agarwal and A.Indira (2017). Coming of the Urban Farmer – A Case Study. First Symposium on Transition Strategies for Sustainable Community Systems: Design & Systems Perspectives, Xavier University, Bhubaneswar, January 2017( available in the proceedings of First Symposium on Transition Strategies for Sustainable Community Systems: Design & Systems Perspectives, pp.141-154, Xavier University, Bhubaneswar, January 2017)
  9. Rajalakshmi. P and A.Indira (2013). “Micro Insurance for Health in Tamil Nadu: Perspectives from Bottom of Pyramid”, ‘2nd National Conference on Health System Strengthening: What Works and What LiesAhead?’, organized by Health Economics Association of India in association with IIT(M) and SRM University, Chennai, India, during 29th to 31st May, 2013.
  10. Rajalakshmi. P and A.Indira (2013). “Insured Yet Unaware: The Plight of the Low Income Consumers of Life and Health Insurance in Tamil Nadu, India”, International Conference on Health Systems in Asia: Equity, Governance and Social Impact, organized by Elsevier and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, NUS, Singapore, during 13th to 16th December, 2013.
  11. A.Indira(2011), “Institutional Mechanisms to ensure biosafety among the Bt-cotton adopters in India”, National Seminar on India’s tryst with Bt cotton: Performance and future challenges, Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad, May 3 – 4, 2011.
  12. A. Indira(2009), “Training for Rural Development – Understanding the Needs of Voluntary Organisations”, in the NABARD – ICARD supported ‘International Conference on Agripreneurship and Rural Development’ organized by Faculty of Management Studies, Benares Hindu University, during 5th and 6th December, 2009.
  13. A. Indira(2009), “Options for Budgeting in a Downturn – Karnataka 2009-2010, ‘Second Endowment Lecture on State Budget Issues, CBPS’, Institute of World Culture, Bangalore, 13th May, 2009.
  14. A.Indira (2002), ‘Budget Policies for the Poor’, International Conference on Budget Policies in Egypt: toward a participatory approach, organised by Public Administration and Consultation Centre, Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University, 21-23 April 2002.
  15. L.C.Jain and A.Indira (2000), ‘Budget Analysis: for whose sake’, International Conference on Budget Analysis, Mumbai, November 6-9, 2000.

 

Others

  1. Scaling with Parity. (2017) A Publication by CII Indian Women Network (together with N.Chandrasekharan)
  2. ‘Micro insurance macro problems’, The Hindu Business Line, dated 28.09.2013 (together with Rajalakshmi.P).                                                http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/micro-insurance-macroproblems/article5176253.ece?homepage=true
  3. A.Indira, ‘Data systems at Local Levels- experience from an “IT” State’, commentary in Economic and Political Weekly, March 30 2002.

Primary Interests

  • Industrial Organisation
  • Diffusion of Technology
  • International Trade and Development

Additional Interests

  • Development Economics
  • Local Self Governance

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