Institute for Social and Economic Change



G Thimmaiah


Honorary Visiting Professors


Honorary Visiting Professor, Institute for Social and Economic Change






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Field of  Specialization
  • Public Economics, Public Finance: Theory of Public Finance, Taxation and  Public Expenditure Analysis, Fiscal Policy and Fiscal Reforms.

  • Theory and Problems of Federal Finance, and  Fiscal Federalism .(Country experience  of India and Australia)

  • Economic Development and Economic Planning including Regional Planning (Experience of country study in India at    national, State and Local bodies’ levels).

  • Public  Policy Analysis:  Macro-Economic Policy, Economic  Reforms,  Globalization, and  Economic  Liberalization.

Academic Qualification
  • B.A. (Hons.), Economics, University of Mysore, India, 1959,  Second Class.

  • M.A., Economics, University of Mysore, India, 1960,  First Class.

  • Ph.D., Economics (Title of the thesis: A STUDY OF THE TAX STRUCTURE OF NEW MYSORE STATE), University of Bombay, India, 1966.

Teaching and Research Experience
  • Thirty years of teaching and research experience in Indian Universities/ Research Institutions.

  • One year post-doctoral research experience in an Australian University (University of Queensland).(1971-72)

  • A short period of experience in Economic Journalism in India.

Administrative Experience

  • Three years of experience as the Director of the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore (founded by Professor  V.K R V Rao), 1984-87.

Experience in Policy Advice

  • Seven years of experience as Economic Adviser to Government of Karnataka, (1987-94).

  • One and  half  years’ as  the  Chairman, Karnataka State Finance Commission.

  • Two years of experience as Member of Indian Planning Commission, 1996-98 (equivalent to Minister of State of the Government of India).

  • Led a quasi-official Delegation to Japan as Chairman of India-Japan Study Committee, 1996.

  • Chaired many official Committees.

Research Publications
  • Nineteen Books/Monographs published.

  • Ninety one research papers published in Indian, Australian, American, West German, Dutch and Japanese research journals.

Seminars Attended
  • Attended Seven International Seminars and contributed papers .

  • Attended about Forty Five Seminars/ Conferences in India and contributed papers/Keynote Addresses which have been published.


Membership of Learned Societies
  • Life Member  of the Indian Economic Association,  since 1973.

  • Life Member of Agricultural Economics Research Association ,(India), since 1997.

  • Founder Member of the  Institute  for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, (India), since 1973.

  • Chairman, Board of Trustees and Founder-Trustee, Asian Institute of Urban Development, Bangalore, (India), since August 1987.

Other Information
  • Visited about twelve universities in USA and Canada as a Ford Foundation Visiting Fellow during 1977.

  • Visiting Fellow, Centre for Research on Federal Financial Relations, Australian National University, Canberra, September-November, 1982.

  • Elected Member of the Board of Governors, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore (India) from 1977 to 1984; 1989 to 1991; 1992 to 1994; 1995 to 1997, 1997 to 2000, 2000 to 2003, 2003 to 2006 and 2006 to 2009

  • Invited to be a Member of the Board of Directors, Public Affairs Centre, Bangalore (India) from 1996 to 2001.

Dr. G Thimmaiah
No.22, B.H.C.S. Layout
Bannerghatta Road
BANGALORE - 560 076 (India)


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