Professor

prakashDr. B. A. Prakash
Professor, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Development Studies,
Kurups Lane, Sasthamangalam, Thiruvananthapuram – 695010,
Phone :0471-2720160, Cell +91-9447654436
Email : alwinprakash@yahoo. com

Qualifications

MA Economics (University of Kerala) 1971
Ph. D in Economics (University of Kerala) 1978
Other Positions and Activities

  1. Chairman, Kerala Public Expenditure Review Committee, Government of Kerala
  2. Member of General and Executive Council of National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad.
  3. Project Director of Research Project on International Migration of Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Government of India.

Experience as Head of the University Department, and National Expert

  1. Five years experience as Professor and Head of the Department of Economics, University of Kerala (2003-2008).
  2. Five years experience as Director of the scheme on Cost of cultivation of Principal Crops in Kerala attached to University of Kerala (2003-2008).
  3. Four years experience as member, Governing Body of Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram (2004-2008).
  4. Eighteen years experience as Subject expert of various organizations like Union Public Service Commission, Kerala Public Service Commission, University Grants Commission and Universities in India (1990-2008).

Teaching and Research Experience

  1. Department of Economics, University of Calicut (1976-1999) Joined as Lecturer in Economics in 1976, became Reader in 1984 and Professor in 1990.
  2. Recipient of Two National Fellowship for Outstanding Young Social Scientists
    i) The Indian Council of Social Science Research: Young Social Scientist Fellowship (1980-82)
    ii) The UGC’S Career Award (1986-1989) During this period, post-doctoral research was done at Center for Development Studies.
  3. Nine years experience in the Department of Economics, University of Kerala (1999-2008)
  4. Ph. D Research Guide of University of Calicut since 1979 and University of Kerala since 1999 and produced 14 Ph. Ds.

Edited Book on Indian Economy

  1. The Indian Economy Since 1991: Economic Reforms and Performance (Pearson, Delhi, 2012), Second Revised Edition.
  2. The Indian Economy Since 1991 : Economic Reforms and Performance (Pearson Education, Delhi, 2009) First Edition.

Edited Book on Kerala’s Economy

  1. Kerala’s Economic Development : Performance and Problems in Post Liberalisation Period (Sage Publications, New Delhi, 2004)
  2. Kerala’s Economic Development : Issues and Problems (Sage Publications, New Delhi, 1999)
  3. Kerala’s Economy : Performance, Problems and Prospects (Sage Publications, New Delhi, 1999)
  4. Kerala’s development Issues in the New Millennium (Serials Publications, New Delhi, 2008).

Edited Book on Indian Migration to Middle East
Indian Migration to the Middle East : Trends, Patterns and Socio-Economic Impacts, Spell Bound Publications, Rohtak, 1998.

Research Papers and Reports Published

  1. Poverty and Unemployment
    i) Trends and Patterns of Poverty in India, in B. A. Prakash (ed. ), The Indian Economy since 1991 : Economic Reforms and Performance, Pearson Delhi, 2012.
    ii) Poverty in Kerala : Features and Poverty Alleviation Schemes , Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, 2012 (Book in Malayalam)
    iii) ‘Urban Unemployment in Kerala : The case of Kochi City’ Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 37, No. 39, Sept. 28, 2002.
    iv) ‘Growing Unemployment in Kerala : A study on Nature and Magnitude’ Manpower Journal, October-December, 1990. Comments apple check out the post right here announces controller forwarding feature apps google+ 4.
    v) ‘Changing structure of Employment in Kerala’, Indian Margin,October -December 1988.
    vi) ‘Changing Pattern of Female Employment in Kerala’, Indian Labour Journal, October 1988.
    vii) ‘Unemployment in Kerala: An Analysis of Economic Causes’, Working Paper No. 231, Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, 1989.
    viii)‘Educated Unemployment in Kerala : Some Observations based on a field study’, Working Paper No. 224, Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, 1988.
  2. International Migration
    i) ‘Indian Workers in UAE : Employment, Wages and Working Conditions’Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 39, No. 22, May 29, 2004.
    ii) ‘Exodus of Gulf Emigrants : Return Emigrants of Varkala Town in Kerala’ Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 35, No. 51, Dec. 16, 2000.
    iii) ‘Gulf Migration and its Economic Impact : The Kerala Experience’ Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 33, No. 50, Dec. 12, 1998.
    iv) ‘Impact of Foreign Remittance : A case study of Chavakkad Village in Kerala’ Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 13, No. 27, July 8, 1978.
    v) ‘ The Impact of Immigration Policy on Indian Contract Migrants : The case of the United Arab Emirates’. International Migration, Vol. 41(4)2003 (A joint paper).
    vi) ‘Gulf Migration Study : Employment Wages and Working conditions of Kerala Emigrants in the United Arab Emirates’. Working paper No. 326, Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, March 2002.
    vii) ‘Indian Diaspora in China’ in The Encyclopedia of the Indian Diaspora National
    University of Singapore, Editions Didier Millet, 2006.
    viii) ‘Indian Diaspora in Japan’ in The Encyclopedia of the Indian Diaspora. National University of Singapore, Editions Didier Millet, 2006.
  3. Agriculture in Kerala
    i) Agricultural Crisis, Credit and Indebtedness of Farmers in Palakkad District : Findings of Field Survey, March 2008, Department of Economics, University of Kerala (Research Report)
    ii) Agricultural Crisis, Credit and Indebtedness of Farmers in Idukki District : Findings of Field Survey, February 2008, Department of Economics, University of Kerala
    (Research Report)
    iii) Agricultural Crisis, Credit and Indebtendness of Farmers in Wayanad District : Findings of Field Survey, August 2007, Department of Economics, University of Kerala (Research Report)
    iv) Impacts of Drought on Agriculture in Kerala : Findings of a field Survey in Thirty Agricultural Clusters, April 2004, Department of Economics, University of Kerala (Research Report)
    v) ‘Agricultural Backwardness of Malabar during the Colonial period : An Analysis of Economic Causes’, Social Scientist, June-July, 1988.
    vi) ‘Agricultural Development of Kerala from 1800 AD to 1956 AD : A Bibliographic Essay’, The Asian Economic Review, April,1990
    vii) ‘Agricultural Development of Kerala From 1800 AD to 1980 AD: A Survey of Studies’ Working Paper No. 220, Centre for Development Studies , Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala’s Development

  1. Fifty Years of Kerala’s Economy (1956-2006) : Development Issues, Economic Policies and Performance, Department of Economics, University of Kerala.
  2. Kerala’s Development: A Policy Framework for Comprehensive Development, RGIDS, 2011.
  3. ‘Private Financing Firms of Kerala : A Study’, Economic and Political Weekly October-December 15,1984.

Articles in Dailies and Magazines
Nearly hundred articles on economic issues were published in leading dailies and magazines in Malayalam and English during the last three and a half decade.

Membership in Expert Committees

  1. Chairman, Working Group on Food Security, Formulation of 12th Five Year Plan, State Planning Board, Government of Kerala.
  2. Member, Working on Education, 12th Five Year Plan, State Planning Board, Government of Kerala
  3. Member, State Planning Board Working Group on Non-Banking Finance Companies (2004-2005), Government of Kerala.
  4. Member, Research Team on Gulf Migration Study of UAE (2001-2002), Government of Kerala.
  5. Member, State Planning Board, Working Group of Education, Tenth Five Year Plan of Kerala (2002), Government of Kerala.
  6. Member, State Planning Board, Working Group of Housing, Labour and Labour Welfare, Social Security, Welfare and Women Development, Tenth Five Year Plan of Kerala (2002), Government of Kerala.

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