Associate Professor and
Head, Centre for Decentralisation and
Area of Specialisation
Decentralisation; Rural Development and Public Economics
Ph.D. (Economics), Bangalore University
MA (Economics), Bangalore University
Aziz, N Sivanna, Madhushree Sekher and C Charles Nelson), 2002, Macmillan, New Delhi.
Castes and Tribes
(Socio-Economic Upliftment Programmes) (Co-author), 1994, Ashish,
Planning in Karnataka: Realities and Prospects”, (Monograph No.
19), Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, 2010
of Local Governments in the Indian Context: A Myth or Fact? – A Macro
Inquiry, Asian Studies Review, No.7, November 2009.
Planning in India: Are the Panchayati Raj Institutions Really
Empowered?, The Grassroots Governance Journal, No. 2, Vol. V,
Commissions: Their Role and Impact on Local Government Finances - The
Case of Karnataka, in M R Biju (Ed), `Financial Management of
Panchayat Raj System', New Delhi, Kanishka, 2008.
- , in G Palanithurai (Ed.), Dynamics of New Panchayati Raj
System in India, Concept, New Delhi, 2006.
Planning: Status in Karnataka’
- , in Yatindra Singh Sisodia
(Ed.), `Functioning of Panchayat Raj System',Madhya Pradesh Institute of Social Science
Research, Ujjain and Rawat, Jaipur, 2005
`Management of Irrigation Tanks under
Decentralised Governance: The Karnataka Experience’
Relations between State and Local Governments: A Study of Karnataka
State’ (with N Jayaramaiah), The Indian Journal
of Public Administration, Vol. L, No. 3, 2004.
Status in Three South Indian States’, Journal of Karnataka Studies, Vol.1, No.2, 2004.
and Devolution Criteria: The Position in Karnataka’, IASSI Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2003.
`Report of the
Karnataka State Finance Commission: Status and Implications’ The Indian Journal of Economics, Vol. LXXXII,
No. 326, 2002.
Finance Commission’s Recommendations and the Local Bodies: Impact Across
the States’ Management in Government, Vol.
XXXIV, No. 2, 2002.
Planning and Development: The Case of PRIs in Karnataka’, Indian Journal of Regional Science, Vol. XXXIII, No. 2,
‘State Level Public
Sector Reforms - Status and Case Studies’, The Journal of Institute of Public Enterprise, Vol. 23, No.1 &
'Fiscal Empowerment of
Panchayats in India: Real or Rhetoric?',
No. 229, Institute for
Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, 2009.
, No. 143, Institute for Social and Economic Change,
'Finances of Panchayats
in Karnataka: A Policy Paper’
- , No. 103, Institute for Social and
Economic Change, Bangalore, 2002.
`Working of Gram Sabhas
in Andhra Pradesh: Problems and Prospects’
Recent Research Projects Completed
Development Plan for Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007-12) - Bangalore
Rural District (M Devendra Babu, B S Sreekantaradhya and D Rajasekher)
Planning: Evidence from Karnataka, Institute for Social and Economic
Change, Bangalore, 2007.
A Study of Karnataka
Schemes and Policies for Rural Development, Poverty Alleviation and
Employment Generation, (Co-author), Institute for Social and Economic
Change, Bangalore, 2008.
Professional Society Memberships
The Indian Economic Association (Life Member)
Indian Regional Science Association (Annual Member)
The Andhra Pradesh Economic Association (Life
Associate Professor and Head
Decentralisation and Development
Institute for Social and
Nagarabhavi, Bangalore - 560 072,
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