B.A. (Hons), M.A (Econ). Ph.D., Hon. D.Sc Europe).

distinguished Indian Economist


Name: Dr. K. Puttaswamaiah, B.A. (Hons),
M.A (Econ). Ph.D., Hon. D.Sc (Europe).
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Dr.K.Puttaswamaiah is a Distinguished Economist of India. He also had a distinguished academic career with Ph.D in Economics through B.A(Hons.) and M.A. in Economics, besides a Hon. D.Sc. Degree from an European body.

He has to his credit over 77 published Books, over twenty projects formulated and equal number of Evaluation Studies made, besides large number of articles and book reviews, which are listed in the pages that follow. He has to his credit several schemes formulated for alleviation of poverty in Karnataka (State in India) and in India. His all projects have, thrown new ideas which are replicated in several Countries in the World. To mention just two examples, the project for Drought Prone Areas in Bijapur district is the first project which provided elements in Planning for drought proofing, which are used in many Drought-Prone countries for getting financial assistance from the World Bank. The project for introduction of T and V system at the gross-root-level in agriculture is used in more than 4000 countries in the World in formulating similar projects for external assistance.There are many such examples. He is a proven Administrator with over forty years of practical experience in Research and Administration.

He is specialized in the areas of Planning and Evaluation, Regional Economics, the contributions of Nobel Laureates, Socio-Economic Surveys to estimate un-employment and Poverty in India and lastly developing Indicators in various areas to measure or estimate poverty and un-employment and demarcate backward and forward areas.

He has practical experience of over four decades in the above areas and worked on a number of Steering and Advisory Committees constituted by the Government of India and the Indian Planning Commission. He is one of the earliest Founder Members with Prof.V.K.R.V.Rao who founded the Institute for Social and Economic Change at Bangalore, India. Dr.K.Puttaswamaiah is also Founder /Life Member of various Organisations /Associations in India and Abroad including the Indian Economic Association.

Currently, he is the Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Applied Economics and Econometrics which was founded in 1991 with Prof.Jan Tinbergen, the first Nobel Laureate in Economics. It has an Advisory Committee with Members who are eminent Professors or Economists from all parts of the World including ten Nobel Laureaters.

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