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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

Books

  • Business Economics – (IMT G02), 2014, a customised textbook for Centre for Distance Learning, Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, Cengage Learning India Pvt. Ltd., ISBN-13: 978-81-315-2467-1, ISBN-10: 81-315-2467-1.
  • MACRO ECON, Principles of Macroeconomics – A South-Asian Perspective, (Indian Adaptation), 2012, Cengage Learning India Pvt. Ltd – 4LTR Press, ISBN: 978-1-4390-4067-6.

Recent Papers

  • ‘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.
  • Use of Eco-friendly materials in Low Cost Housing, Management Matters, Vol.13: Issue 2, July 2013 – December 2013. (together with Dr.Deepa Ittimani Tholath)
  • ‘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.
  • Understanding the Consumer Awareness of Health Micro Insurance – a qualitative study of SHGs in select districts of Tamil Nadu, Monograph, Prof.C.K.Prahalad Centre for Emerging India, Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai, April 2014, (together with Rajalakshmi.P).
  • ‘Micro insurance macro problems’, The Hindu Business Line, dated 28.09.2013 (together with Rajalakshmi.P). http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/micro-insurance-macro-problems/article5176253.ece?homepage=true
  • A study to identify the opportunities and challenges for sustainable building practices in low income housing, Monograph, Prof.C.K.Prahalad Centre for Emerging India, Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai, June 2012. (together with Deepa Ittimani Tholath).
  • 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.

Papers presented in Conferences

  • Oral Paper presentation in the 2nd National Conference on Health System Strengthening: What Works and What Lies Ahead?, organized by Health Economics Association of India in association with IIT(M) and SRM University, Chennai, India, May 29 -31, 2013. (together with Rajalakshmi.P).
  • Oral Paper presentation in the 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, December 13 – 16, 2013 at Singapore. (together with Rajalakshmi.P).
  • National Seminar on “India’s tryst with Bt cotton: Performance and future challenges”, May 3rd and 4th, 2011, Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad
  • Workshop on Budget of Corporation of Chennai, organized by Centre for Budget and Policy Studies & Rajiv Gandhi Chair, University of Madras, 12 January 2011

LIBA Course Materials

  • ‘Making of GoliVadapav No.1’, Management Matters, Vol.13: Issue 2, July 2013- December 2013.
  • ‘Optimisation of Resources – A Caselet’, Management Matters, Vol I, Issue 14, March 2010- August 2010.

Recent Consultancy Projects

  • Understanding the Consumer Awareness of Health Micro Insurance – a qualitative study of SHGs in select districts of Tamil Nadu, Catholic University of Milan, (together with Rajalakshmi.P), April 2013 – February 2014, Prof.C.K.Prahalad Centre for Emerging India, Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai. This study was commissioned to understand the consumer awareness of health microinsurance among the women members of SHGs.
  • Study of Insurance Awareness and Uptake among Street Vendors in Chennai, (together with Rajalakshmi.P), April 2013 – February 2014, Prof.C.K.Prahalad Centre for Emerging India, Loyola Institute of Business Administration, Chennai.
  • A study to identify the opportunities and challenges for sustainable building practices in low income housing, Catholic University of Milan, (together with Deepa Ittimani Tholath), April – June 2012 (Prof. C K Prahalad Centre for Emerging India, LIBA).

Primary Interests

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

Additional Interests

  • Development Economics
  • Local Self Governance

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