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K. Gayithri

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Professor , Centre for Economic Studies and Policy (CESP)


Area of Specialisation

  • Public Economics: Expenditure Planning and Management: Fiscal Policy analysis, Program Performance Budgeting’ and Measurement of Performance

  • Industrial Economics: Industrial Policy, Industrial Subsidies and Tax concessions

Academic Qualification
  • Ph.D Public Finance: University of Mysore (Through ISEC) 1990

  • M.A. Economics S.K.University, Anantapur

Training, Fellowships and Awards
  • Participated in the Executive Education program Public Financial Management in a changing World, at the John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Boston, 2018

  • Trained at the Duke Center for International Development, Duke University, on "Budgeting and Financial Management in the Public Sector" July- August, 2012 sponsored by the Government of Karnataka.

  • Faculty Research Fellowship, 2010-11, awarded by the Shastri Indo Canadian Institute, to work on the theme "Public Sector Accountability and Performance Assessment: Indian Experiments and lessons from the Canadian Experience" at Carleton University Ottawa, Canada

  • Humanities and Social Sciences fellowship, 1997-98, awarded by the Shastri Indo Canadian Institute to work on the theme "Macro economic effects of the Public spending Restraint measures in Canada" Visited the Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

  • Ph D Fellowship, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore

  • National Merit Scholarship for my post graduate program

International academic activities
  • Lead a team of 30 participants of Public Policy and Governance- An Executive Education Development Program for Karnataka Administrative Service (KAS) Officers to the Korea Development Institute, Seoul, South Korea twice during-

    • January- February- 2019

    • June- July 2019

  • Invited as a special Public Finance guest of honor to Tehran, Iran at the Eighth international conference on program based budgeting, 16-17, July, 2017 to address the participants:

    • Public budgeting and reforms

    • Program Performance Budgeting: Subnational initiatives

  • Visited Andrew Young School of Public Policy, Atlanta, June, 2016, United States of America for training collaboration between ISEC- Government of Karnataka and Andrew Young School.

  • Visited Laval University, Canada, as an Executive Council Member, Shastri Indo Canadian Institute to attend the Annual General Meetings, 2015

  • Visited Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, Chengdu, China, October 2013

  • Visited Fudan University, Shanghai, China November 2013, international conference on “Visible Hands: Defining a New Relation of Market and State in Europe & Asia”

Consultancy
  • United States Aid for International Development (USAID) for India State fiscal Management Program.

  • Department for International Development (DFID) for Framework for Performance assessment, West Bengal.

  • Gerson Lehman Group (GLG)

Coordination
  • Coordinated a number of training programs and seminars for college lecturers and researchers, IAS Probationers’ training, seminars on state and central budgets etc.from time to time at ISEC.

  • Most important being the Program coordinator for the four week Executive Education program on “Public Policy Program and Governance” initiated by ISEC for the first time involving training for senior officers from Karnataka Administrative Service (KAS). This program was coordinated by me twice in 2019. The program involved training in an international institute of excellence- two batches of trainees were lead by me to the Korea Development Institute, South Korea.

Research Experience
  • 30 years of Research Experience (Excluding PhD)

Research Assignments undertaken

  • About 35 research projects are successfully completed - A large number as project coordinator, while almost all the studies have had policy implications the following are very important studies undertaken for high level policy bodies:

  • Major policy studies were undertaken for High level policy bodies like:

    • State Finance Commission, Government of Karnataka- 1991

    • Sixth Central Pay Commission, Ministry of Finance, Government of India- 2007

    •  Expenditure Reforms Commission, (Three studies) Government of Karnataka 2010-11

      • Public Expenditure review

      • Review of Government Subsidies

      • Framework to assess performance of government programs

    • Planning Commission, Government of India - 2012

    • Fourteenth Finance Commission, Government of India - 2015

    • Fourth State Finance Commission, Government of Karnataka - 2017

    • Fifteenth Finance Commission, Government of India – 2019

Selected Publications

Books/Manuals

  • Forthcoming - Government Spending in India and Development Outcomes. Book proposal has been accepted by Oxford University Press- Manuscript to be submitted in April 2020.

  • 2019, Education, Culture and the Nation: Comparative perspectives from India and Canada (Edited with B.Hariharan and Suchorita Chattopadhyay): Springer, Singapore.

  • 2019, Decentralized Planning and Governance in India: Papers in honor of Prof Abdul Aziz, (edited with Prof Sivanna and Prof Devendra Babu) Studium Press, New Delhi.

  • 2018 (Edited) Public Budgeting in India: Principles and Practices, Springer, New Delhi.

  • 2016, (Edited with K.V.Raju) Financing development: Financing India’s development: Issues and challenges, Cambridge University Press, New Delhi.

  • Government Subsidies in Karnataka, ISEC Monograph, 2014, Monograph, 34.

  • 2008, (Co author), The Expenditure Planning and Management Practitioners Guide, USAID, New Delhi.. http://fiscalwatch.org/Reform_volumes/VolumeII.pdf .

  • 2008, (Co author), USAID/INDIA Reform Project Compendium with Practitioner’s guide, Vol.1 USAID, New Delh.. http://fiscalwatch.org/Reform_volumes/VolumeI.pdf .

Papers in Journals & Edited Volumes

  1. Gayithri K. (2019) Monitoring and Evaluation of Government Programs in India and Canada. In: Gayithri K., Hariharan B., Chattopadhyay S. (eds) Nation-Building, Education and Culture in India and Canada. Springer, Singapore

  2. Gayithri K., Hariharan B., Chattopadhyay S. (2019) Introduction and Overview. In: Gayithri K., Hariharan B., Chattopadhyay S. (eds) Nation-Building, Education and Culture in India and Canada. Springer, Singapore.

  3. Gayithri, K.2019, Fiscal Dependence of Local Bodies: Insights from Karnataka In Gayithri, K, N.Sivanna and Devendra Babu (eds) Decentralized Planning and Governance in India: Papers in honor of Prof Abdul Aziz, Studium Press, New Delhi.

  4. Karnam G. (2018) Public Expenditure in India: Some Issues and Concerns. In: Karnam G. (eds) Public Budgeting in India. India Studies in Business and Economics. Springer, New Delhi.

  5. Karnam G. (2018) Program Performance Budgeting Approach to Enhance Quality of Public Expenditure: Approach and Challenges in Karnataka. In: Karnam G. (eds) Public Budgeting in India. India Studies in Business and Economics. Springer, New Delhi.

  6. Gayithri,K. and Vijeth Acharya, 2018 Karnataka State Budgets - How far they have promoted Inclusiveness, Journal of Social and Economic Development, vol 20 (1)

  7. Verma, Rajat and Gayithri, k, (2018) Environmental Fiscal Instruments: A Few International Experiences, Forthcoming Margin, August 2018

  8. Laxmi Rajkumari and K.Gayithri, 2018, Performance Analysis of Karnataka Power Sector in India in the Context of Power Sector Reforms, Energy Policy ,115, pp;385-396.

  9. Gayithri, K. Nagesha G and Darshini,J.S 2017, ‘Analysis of trends and patterns of Southern state's fiscal indicators’ (with), in Naseer Ahmad Khan (Ed) Challenges and issues in Indian Fiscal Federalism, Springer

  10. Ramu M.R.A., Gayithri K. (2017) Fiscal Deficit and Economic Growth Relationship in India: A Time Series Econometric Analysis. In: Kamaiah B., Shylajan C., Seshaiah S., Aruna M., Mukherjee S. (eds) Current Issues in Economics and Finance. Springer, Singapore pp:19-36

  11. Gayithri, K. 2017, Gram Panchayat finances in Karnataka: A Regional Perspective (with Vijeth Acharya, Swati and Nagesha,G) in Arthika Charche: FPI Journal of Economics and Governance, vol2, No1 Jan-June, 37-50

  12. Ramu M.R.A., Gayithri K. (2017) Fiscal deficit and inflation linkages in India: tracking the transmission channels, Journal of Social and Economic Development, 19(1)1-24.

  13. Ramu M.R.A., Gayithri K. (2017) Fiscal Consolidation versus Infrastructural Obligations: Evidence from India (with Anantharamu) Journal of Infrastructure development, 9 (1),

  14. Gayithri,K. and Indrajit Bairagya 2016, Funding for Social Science Research- Government Sources in Thorat and Samar Verma ed, Social Science Research in India: Status, Issues, and Policies, Oxford University Press, New Delhi

  15. Gayithri,K. 2016, Funding for Social Science Research- Alternative Sources (co authored Mishra, Jayashree and Indrajit) in Thorat and Samar Verma ed, Social Science Research in India: Status, Issues, and Policies, Oxford University Press, New Delhi

  16. Gayithri,K. 2016, Integrated Child Development services in India: A Sub-National review (with Jonathan Gangbar, Pavithra Rajan)2016 in R.K.Mishra, K.N.Jehangir, Geeta Potaraju and Sobin George ed Health systems strengthening: Country Experiences, Academic Foundation, New Delhi.

  17. Gayithri,K. 2016, Are the Indian National Highway PPPs More Efficient than Non-PPPs? An Empirical Analysis through Data Envelopment Analysis (with Nagesha Gopalakrishnaiah) Journal of Infrastructure Development, 2016, vol. 8, issue 1, pages 27-35

  18. Gayithri,K. 2016, Financing Social sector development: Issues and Challenges, in K.Gayithri and K.V.Raju ed State, Governance and Financing India’s development, Foundation, Cambridge University Press, New Delhi.

  19. Gayithri K.2016, Assessing program performance: The Results framework Experience, in K.Gayithri and K.V.Raju ed State, Governance and Financing India’s development, Foundation, Cambridge University Press, New Delhi.

  20. Gayithri,K. 2015, Performance analysis of National Highways public private partnerships in India (with Nagesha) Public works management and policy, 2015, vol 20(3) 264-285

  21. Gayithri,K. 2014, Housing Subsidies in K.Gayithri ed, Government Subsidies in Karnataka, ISEC Monograph 34, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore

  22. Gayithri,K. 2014, Industrial incentives in Karnataka, in K.Gayithri ed, Government Subsidies in Karnataka, ISEC Monograph 34, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore

  23. Gayithri,K. 2014, Public Expenditure in Karnataka: A sectoral analysis in National Law School of India University ed Budget for inclusive development: A critical analysis of recent budgets in Karnataka, NLSIU, Bangalore, India

  24. K.Gayithri (with Savitha) 2013, Performance management systems: The cases of Canada and India, in Hariharan, B and P.P Ajay Kumar ed Convergence and Configurations of Disciplines: Canada and India, Creative Books, New Delhi.

  25. Gayithri,K. 2012, District-Level NRHM Funds Flow and Expenditure: Sub-National Evidence from the State of Karnataka, The Indian Economic Journal, vol 60(2) July- September, 95-118

  26. Gayithri,K. 2012, Government Policy and Performance: A Study of the Indian Engineering Industry, Asian Business and Information management, (with Rajdeep Singha) Vol 3, Issue 2.

  27. Gayithri,K. 2012, Development implications of Karnataka Budget, Mysore Commerce, FKCCI Journal vol XXX11, Issue 4, April, FKCCI, Bangalore

  28. Gayithri,K. 2011, Indian civil servant pension liability projections: An alternative framework (with Ayanendu Sanyal and Erappa) The IUP Journal of Public Finance, vol IX,No 2,May, 7-29.

  29. Gayithri,K. 2011, National Pension Scheme- For whose benefit, (with Ayanendu Sanyal and Erappa) Economic and Political weekly, vol XLVI No 8, February 19, 17-19

  30. Gayithri,K. 2011, Role of Infrastructure in the Industrial development of Karnataka (with Rajdeep Singha) in Rudra P Pradhan ed Strategy of Infrastructure Finance, Macmillan- Advanced Research Series, Delhi

  31. Gayithri,K. 2010, Budget initiatives for better service delivery: Reform initiatives in an Indian state, Journal of Social and Economic Policy, Vol7,No 1 21-28

  32. Gayithri,K. 2009, Fiscal Transfers to Karnataka: Some Issues, in DK Srivatsava, KR Shanmugam and C Bhujanaga Rao (ed) Finance Commission Issues of Southern States, Madras School of Economic, Chennai, India

  33. Gayithri,K. 2009, Central Civil servant payments in India: Issues and Concerns, Pensions, An International Journal (Special Issue: Global Pension Perspectives) vol 14,3, Palgrave Macmillan, UK, 202-16

  34. Gayithri,K. 2008, Better program delivery through budget reforms; A Program Performance Budget Approach, Pre conference volume, International conference on public financial management for improving programme delivery ,Vigyan Bhawan, Government of India, New Delhi.

  35. Gayithri,K. 2008, Health, Nutrition and Child Development Services in India: Issues and concerns relating to public spending in B.Jayaram Bhat ed., Infrastructure Development in India, Kuvempu University, Shankaraghatta.

  36. Gayithri,K. 2008, Public Expenditure in India, Issues and Concerns, The Indian Economy Review, January, IIPM Bangalore.

  37. Gayithri,K. 2007, Industrialization in Karnataka: Structure and Achievements, in ICFAI ed. Karnataka Economy, Chennai

  38. Gayithri,K. 2007, “Industry, Trade and Commerce in Karnataka in Buchanan’s Account” (with Rajdeep Singha) Quarterly Journal of the Mythic Society, Vol.XCVIII, Issue No 2, April-June pp 94-109.

  39. Gayithri,K. 2006, “How efficient are Multinational firms in creating linkages? Evidence from the Indian Automobile Industry?”, (with J Venugopal), Nirma University Journal of Business and Management Studies” Vol 1.No 2.October, pp 67-84

  40. Gayithri,K. Karnataka State Finances 2007, (with Prof Hemlata Rao and Dr.Devendra Babu) Karnataka Development Report, Academic Foundation, New Delhi

  41. Gayithri,K. Government Financing of Social Sector during the reform phase: Some Insights from Southern States, 2005. in G.K Karanth ed Dimensions of Social Development: Status Challenges and Prospects. ISEC Monograph Series 8 ISEC Bangalore.

  42. Gayithri,K. Deprivation: The Social Dimension (With G.S Aurora), 2004 in Poverty and Economic Reforms: The Social Concerns, Academic Foundation with ISEC, New Delhi

  43. Gayithri,K. Fiscal Distress in Karnataka: Some Issues, 2003, Journal of Social and Economic Development, Institute for Social and Economic Change,Vol.5 No.2.

  44. Gayithri,K. Housing Subsidies in Karnataka 2003, in Govinda Rao (ed) Volume and Composition of Budgetary Subsidies in Karnataka, Monograph, ISEC, Bangalore

  45. Gayithri,K. Industrial Incentives in Karnataka 2003, in Govinda Rao (ed) Volume and Composition of Budgetary Subsidies in Karnataka, Monograph, ISEC, Bangalore

  46. Gayithri,K. Industrial Co-Operatives: Problems and Prospects in Abdul Aziz and Mahadeva (ed) 2002 Co-operation at Cross Roads, Chetana Publishers,Mysore,May

  47. Gayithri,K. Infrastructure in the Industrial Development of Karnataka, in Srinivasa Gowda and D.T.Nanje Gowda (ed) Economic Development of Karnataka, Leading Issues 1999, 81 Annual Conference of the Indian Economic Association, Bangalore.

  48. Gayithri,K. "Karnataka Rajya Hana Kasu" in Abdul Aziz (ed) (1997), Karnataka Arthikathe, Kannada University, Hampi.

  49. Gayithri,K. Role of Infrastructure in the Industrial Development of Karnataka: A District Level Analysis, Artha Vijnana, Vol. XXXIX, No. 2. June, 1997

  50. Gayithri,K. "Employment in the Manufacturing Sector in Karnataka: Reflections on the New Industrial Policy" (with Prof M Prahladachar), The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, April-June 1996.

  51. Gayithri,K. "Employment in the Manufacturing Sector in Karnataka: Reflections on the New Industrial Policy" (with M Prahladachar), The Indian Economic Association Conference Volume, 78th Annual Conference of the Indian Economic Association held at Chandigarh, December 28-30, 1995.

  52. Gayithri,K.  "New Economic Policy, Voluntary Organisation and Rural Poor" (with Aurora, G S, Sashikala S and Smriti Srinivas) Economic and Political Weekly, April 2, 1994, Vol.XXIX, No.14.

  53. Gayithri,K. Credit Delivery in Rural Karnataka: A Case Study of Chickmagalur District" Journal of Rural Development, March 1993, Vol.12(3), pp.301-317.

  54. Gayithri,K. "A Review of Central Government Expenditure", Artha Vijnana, Vol. XXXIV, No. 3, pp.283-299, Sept. 1992.

  55. Gayithri,K. "Some Researchable Issues in the Economics of Indian Telecommunications" (with Vinod Vyasulu), Journal of Scientific and Industrial Research, August, 1991.

Working Papers

  • Ramanjini and K.Gayithri, Who Benefits from Higher Education Expenditure? Evidence from Recent Household Survey of India, ISEC Working paper 454

  • Gayithri, k, Malini Tantri and D Rajasekhar, A critical Review of Apprenticeship Policy of India? ISEC Working papers, 440

  • Darshini, J. S and K.Gayithri, Fiscal Dependency of States in India, ISEC Working papers, 433

  • Gayithri,K. and Vijeth Acharya, Karnataka State Budgets - How far have they promoted Inclusiveness? ISEC Working papers, 417

  • Rajat Verma and K.Gayithri, Environmental Fiscal Instruments: A few International Experiences, ISEC Working papers, 409.

  • Laxmi Rajkumari and K.Gayithri, Performance of power sector in Karnataka in the context of Power Sector Reforms, ISEC Working papers, 401.

  • Gayithri, k, Electricity Consumption and Economic Growth in Karnataka (with Laxmi Rajakumari), ISEC Working paper 387

  • Gayithri, k, PPP Infrastructure Finance: An Empirical Evidence from India (with Nagesha) ISEC Working paper, No376

  • Gayithri, k, Relationship between Fiscal Deficit Composition and Economic Growth in India: A Time Series Econometric Analysis (with Anantharamu) ISEC Working paper, ISEC 367

  • Gayithri, k, Performance Analysis of National Highway Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in India, (336) (with Nagesha, G) ISEC Working paper, ISEC

  • Gayithri, k, Public-Private Partnership’s Growth Empirics in India’s Infrastructure Development) (with Nagesha, G) (328) ISEC Working paper, ISEC

  • Gayithri, k, Performance based budgeting: Sub national initiatives in India and China, ISEC Working paper, ISEC

  • Gayithri, k, 2014, Integrated Child development services in Karnataka, (with Jonathan Gangbar and Pavithra Rajan) ISEC, Bangalore

  • Gayithri, k, 2014, Integrated Child development services in India-A sub national review (with Jonathan Gangbar and Pavithra Rajan) Working paper 318, ISEC, Bangalore.

  • Gayithri, k, 2014, Child and maternal health Nutrition in South Asia: Lessons for India, (with Jonathan Gangbar and Pavithra Rajan) ISEC Working paper No 323, ISEC, Bangalore

  • Gayithri, k, District funds flow and expenditure: Sub national evidence from the state of Karnataka, ISEC Working paper No 278, ISEC, Bangalore

  • Gayithri, k, Engineering Industry, Corporate Ownership and development: Are Indian firms catching up with the global standard, (with Rajdeep Singha), 2010, ISEC, WP No256

  • Gayithri, k, Government policy and performance: A study of Indian Engineering Industry, (with Rajdeep Singha),2010,ISEC, WP 253

  • Gayithri, k, Spill over effects from Multinational Corporations; Evidence from West Bengal Engineering Industries (with Rajdeep Singha, 2010, ISEC, WP No247

  • Gayithri, k, Who Benefits from Industrial Incentives: A Study of Capital Investment Subsidy in Karnataka. ISEC 2003(No 124)

  • Gayithri, k, Reducing Fiscal Deficit: Canadian Experiment and Lessons for India, ISEC 2003 (No 127)

  • Gayithri, k, Electronics Industry: Status and Prospects (with Prof M Prahladachar), ISEC, 1996.

  • Gayithri, k, Industrial Potential in Karnataka (with Prof M Prahladachar) ISEC, 1996.

  • Gayithri, k, Credit Delivery in Rural Karnataka: A case of Chickmagalur District, ISEC, 1992.

Articles in Newspapers

  • Another lost opportunity to address regional disparities, infrastructure inadequacies, The New Indian Express, 15-03-2015.

  • State stays the fiscal course: lags behind in HDI, The New Indian Express, 12 March 2015.

  • Chief Minister has missed an opportunity, February 14, 2014- News paper article • Fiscal challenges of Karnataka, Deccan Herald, 22 March, 2012.

  • Comments on Union Budget Kannada papers udaya vani and prajavani 17 March 2012.

  • Aarthika Savalige Ditta Krama, Prajavani, 6 March 2010.

  • Government must look at how well to spend funds on projects, DNA 4 March 2010.

  • Better growth focus needed, (Karnataka Budget 2009-10 Deccan Herald, 21 February 2009.

  • Interim Budget for 2009-10: In the shadow of a crisis, (with Deshpande RS) Deccan Herald (Main Article) , 17 February, 2009.

  • Karnataka Budget 2008-09 Focus on Development, (with Prof R S Deshpande) Deccan Herald, 13tth March 2008.

  • No Focus on attracting investments: The Karnataka Budget 2007-08, Deccan Herald, 17th March 2007.

  • "High Time to Tackle Public Expenditure" Deccan Herald 28 February,2000.

  • "Harsh Corrections Required"(Part II)" Deccan Herald 29 February,2000.

  • "The Karnataka Budget 2000-2001, Aims, Concerns and Problems", Deccan Herald, April 8, 2000

  • "Government Expenditure Shapes Up", Business Line, 21 March, 1997.

  • "State Expenditure Needs Fine-Timing", Deccan-Herald, Monday, March 17, 1997.

  • Misjudging India's Social Welfare Priority, 28th October, 1996, Business Line.

  • Expenditure Compression Measures: Adequacy and Relevance, 17 July 1996, Business Line.

  • Food Processing in Karnataka - II : Missing Out on Economies of Scale, Business Line, 29.10.1995.

  • Food Processing in Karnataka - I : Reaching for rich pickings: Business Line, 28.10.1995.

  • "Industrial Development of the Backward Areas: Insights for Policy from Karnataka's Experience", Financial Express, June 1994.

  • "Whither Expenditure Reforms" Deccan Herald, 25 April 1994.

  • "Tackling Poor Industrial Spread" with (M Prahladachar), Deccan Herald, 21 March 1994.

Book Reviews
  • Development and Public Finance; Essays in honor of Raja Chelliah, Ed by D.K.Srivatasava and U. Shankar, Sage publications, New Delhi, Under review.

  • Industrial Development and Displacement: The People of Korba, by Vasudha Dhagamvar, Subrata De and Nikhil Verma, Journal of Social and Economic Development, ISEC, No.1,Vol 9,p 108, Bangalore.

  • The Asian Economies in the Twentieth Century Ed by Angus Maddison,D.S Prasada Rao and William Shepherd published by Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, Journal of Social and Economic Development, Vol 5 No 1 January-June 2003.

  • Economic Restructuring, Technology Transfer and Human Resource Development, New Delhi, Sage Publications Published in Journal of Social and Economic Development, Jan-June 2001.

  • Public Expenditure Decision Making Process: The Indian Experience by Anuradha Basu, Sage Publications, published in Deccan Herald, 14 April 1996.

  • Public Finance Ed Govinda Rao and Sudipto Mundle,Deccan Herald.

Professional experience- Research Assignments

Date from - Date to Sponsor Position Description
2020 Government of Karnataka Project Coordinator (with Dr Malini And Prof Rajasekhar) Scaling up Apprenticeship Programme in Karnataka: Policy and Strategy Suggestions
2019 Government of India Fifteenth Finance Commission Project Director Evaluation of Karnataka state finances
2017 Fourth State Finance Commission, Government of Karnataka Project Coordinator Karnataka State Fiscal Transfer to Local Bodies: The Current Status and The State`s Fiscal Capacity
2017 Karnataka Health systems Reforms and Development Project (GoK) Team Member (With Prof M.Yadav) Evaluation of Karnataka Health systems Reforms and Development Project
2015-16  IDRC and ICSSR Project Director Status of Social science Research funding in India
2015 BBMP Restructuring Committee, Government of Karnataka  Co Project Director (with Prof Madheswaran) Bengaluru region finances: A design for restructuring
2014 Government of India, Fourteenth Finance Commission Project Director Evaluation of State finances-Karnataka
2012 Government of Karnataka Bangalore Project Director Rapid Appraisal of the Results framework document, 
2011 Ministry of Health Government of India (National Health Systems Resource Center) , New Delhi Project Director District level Funds Flow and Expenditure Analysis under NRHM for the State of Karnataka and Tamilnadu- A PET survey
2011 Expenditure Reforms Commission Project Directot Study of Government Subsidies in Karnataka
2011 Expenditure Reforms Commission Project Director Public Expenditure Review of Government of Karnataka
2011 Expenditure Reforms Commission, Government of Karntataka Project Director Study on Frame-work for assessing Performance and Outcome monitoring of Schemes/Programmes implemented by Government of  Karnataka
2012 Ministry of Planning, Government of India Project Director (along with Prof Madheswaran) Mid term appraisal of the Eleventh Five Year Plan
2010 Ministry of Health, Government of India (National Health Systems Resource Center) , New Delhi  Project Director State Health Budget and Expenditure Tracking
2009 South Asian Network of Economic Institutes (SANEI) Principal Researcher (along with Dr Renu Khosla, CURE,New Delhi) The New Economic and Climatic context and changing migration pattern in India ( A study of Delhi and Karnataka)
2008 Department for International Development (DFID) Consultant (Part time) Designing the ‘outcome’ budget framework for Government of West Bengal
2006-08 Consultant (Part Time) Bearing Point Global Operations Inc, Washington, D.C conducting USAID funded project Consultant (Part Time) The project addressed the issue of bringing about a sustainable fiscal recovery in the sub national finances (three Indian states included were Jharkhand,  Karnataka, and Uttaranchal) by way of equipping their skills in fiscal management in the key components of state finances such as tax planning and Expenditure planning and management. My participation was largely in the area of Expenditure planning and management in the state of Karnataka. Training the government officers in the area of Public expenditure planning and management, were intended to help them in the formulation of budgets to reflect the program outcomes/results. Social sectors such as Health, Education, economic infrastructure related sectors such as Water Resources, Public Works, regulatory departments inclusive of Home and transport were the focus sectors.
2008 Sixth Central Pay Commission, Government of India, New Delhi. Project Director Study of Terminal Benefits of the Central Government Employees”, 
2004-2006 On Lien from ISEC Project team member India State Fiscal Management Program” (USAID REFORM Project) funded by the USAID, carried out by the Bearing Point Global Operations Inc, Washington, D.C 
2005 Planning Commission, Government of India, Chapter Coordinator Karnataka State Finances” (with Prof Hemlata Rao and Dr.Devndra Babu)  in Karnataka development Report carried out at ISEC 
2004 Commercial Tax Department, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore Project Director Spin off Effects of Sales Tax Incentives for Mega Industries in Karnataka”, Government of Karnataka, 
2003 Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Karnataka Project Director Industrial Incentives in Karnataka An Evaluation of Capital Investment Subsidy in Karnataka”, 
2001 Government of Karnataka, Bangalore Project team Industrial Subsidies in Karnataka”, 
2001 Government of Karnataka, Bangalore Project team Housing Subsidies in Karnataka”, 
2001 ISEC, Bangalore Project Director Government Expenditure on Rural Development in Karnataka”, 
2001 ISEC, Bangalore Project Director Effectiveness of Spending Control Measures in Canada: Lessons for India”,  
1999 Bangalore Métropolitain Transport Corporation, Bangalore Co-Project Director An Economic Analysis of introduction of Alternative Frae Collection System
1998 Shastri-Indo Canadian Institute, Calgary, Canada Fellowship from SICI Macro Economic Effects of Public Expenditure Restraint Measures in Canada, 
1995-96 HIVOS, ISEC, Bangalore Research officer Policy Research And Voluntary Action, Structural Adjustment Programme And The Rural Poor
  Karnataka Industrial Investment Development Corporation (KSIIDC), Bangalore Project team member Electronics Industry In Karnataka
1992-94 Karnataka Industrial Investment Development Corporation (KSIIDC), Bangalore Project team member Industrial Potential in Karnataka”, 
1991 State Finance Commission, Government of Karnataka, ISEC, Bangalore Project Director Patterns of Public Expenditure in Karnataka" 
1990-91 NABARD, Bangalore Karnataka team leader in the project "Strengthening the Credit Delivery System,, 
1989-90 UNICEF s Project assistant "Situational Analysis of Child in Karnataka",
1989-90 Ford Foundation Village Coordinator "Women's Work and Child Development", Institute of Social Studies Trust, Bangalore

 

PhD Supervision
  • Venugopal, J, Multinational Enterprises in India: A Case Study of Automobile Industry

  • Pratheeba J, Fiscal Reforms and Government Financing of Health Care in India

  • Rajdeep Singha, Multinational Corporations and Spillover Effects in the Indian Engineering Industries

  • Anantharamu, "Impact of the fiscal deficit on select macroeconomic variables: Evidence from India"- Adjudged as the best thesis in Economics submitted during 2014-19 at ISEC.

  • Nagesha, G. Public Private Partnerships in the promotion of Infrastructure in India: An Empirical Study

  • Laxmi Rajkumari, Power sector reforms: The Case of Karnataka Rajat Verma, Eco taxes in India: Issues in Design and Implementation

  • Pratap Singh, Reforms in Direct Tax Administration and Tax Performance in India

  • Ramanjini, An Economic Analysis of Financing Higher Education in India

  • Darshini, Fiscal Responsiveness of States to Federal Transfers in India 

Post-Doctoral Students
  • Dr Sathyanarayana, A critical study of PPP projects in Karnataka – Current issues and future options, ISEC – the first Post-Doctoral to be awarded by ISEC

  • Dr Roopa, Can we Improve Accessibility to Higher Education through E-learning? Exploring the Potential Cost Advantages of Online Education and Barriers to its Adoption

  • Dr Balaji Bhovi, Analysis and Recital of Input Tax Credit Practices under GST Regime (ongoing)

Policy Interface
  • Member, Gender Taskforce, Government of Karnataka

  • Member; Action Task Force, Results framework, Government of Karnataka

  • Member, Expert Committee to appraise the 12 Plan approach papers

  • Member, Expert Committee to redesign Economic Survey, Government of Karnataka

  • Advisor, India State fiscal management program, Government of Karnataka

  • Member, Executive Council, Shastri Indo Canadian Institute, New Delhi

  • Independent Director, Board of Governors, Hassan Mangalore Rail Development Company (Ongoing)

Member Board of Studies
  • Karnataka Rural Development and Panchayat Raj University, Gadag

  • Bangalore Central University, Bangalore

  • Bangalore North University, Bangalore

  • Bangalore Ambedkar School of Economics, Bangalore

  • Christ Deemed to be University, Bangalore

  • Jain University, Bangalore

  • Mount Carmel post graduate department, Bangalore

  • Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Prashanthinilayam

  • Member, Expert Team - Academic and Administrative Audit Committee of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (Deemed to be University) Prashanthinilayam.

   
K.Gayithri,
Professor

Centre for Economic Studies and Policy

Institute for Social and Economic Change 
Nagarabhavi, Bangalore - 560 072, India. 
Tel. : 080- 23215468, 23215519(works), 23424548(home) 

Fax : 080-23217008
Email :
gayithri@isec.ac.in,   Kgayithri@hotmail.com

 

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