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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

Selected Publications

Books/Manuals

  • USAID/INDIA Reform Project Compendium with Practitioner’s Guide, Vol.I, (Co author). New Delhi: USAID. Also available at http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PNADM774.pdf

  • The Expenditure Planning and Management Practitioners’ Guide: An Introduction to Program and Performance Budgeting at the Indian State (Sub-national) Level. Vol 11  (Co author). New Delhi: USAID, 2008. Also available at http://pdf.usaid.gov/pdf_docs/PNADM774.pdf

  • Government subsidies in Karnataka, ISEC Monograph (Forthcoming)

Papers in Journals & Edited Volumes

  1. Government Policy and Performance: A Study of the Indian Engineering Industry”, (with Rajdeep Singha).Asian Business and Information Management, Vol. 3, Issue 2. 2012

  2. Development Implications of Karnataka Budget, Mysore Commerce, FKCCI Journal Vol. XXX11, Issue 4, April, FKCCI, Bangalore, 2012.

  3. “Indian Civil Servant Pension Liability Projections: An Alternative Framework”, (with Ayanendu Sanyal and S. Erappa) The IUP Journal of Public Finance, Vol. IX, No 2, May, 7-29. 2011.

  4.  “National Pension Scheme-For Whose Benefit”, Economic and Political Weekly, (with Ayanendu Sanyal and S. Erappa). Vol. XLVI  No 8, February 19, 17-19, 2011.

  5.  “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, 2011.

  6. “Budget Initiatives for Better Service Delivery: Reform Initiatives in an Indian State”, Journal of Social and Economic Policy, Vol. 7, No.  1 21-28, 2010.

  7. “Fiscal Transfers to Karnataka: Some Issues”, in DK Srivatsava, KR Shanmugam and C Bhujanaga Rao (eds) Finance Commission Issues of Southern States, Madras School of Economic, Chennai, India, 2009.

  8. “Central Civil servant payments in India: Issues and Concerns”, Pensions, An International Journal (Special Issue: Global Pension Perspectives) Vol. 14 (3), Palgrave Macmillan, UK, pp. 202-16, 2009.

  9. “Better Program Delivery Through Budget Reforms; A Program Performance Budget Approach”, in Proceeding of International Conference on Public Financial Management For Improving Programme Delivery, New Delhi: Vigyan Bhavan, Government of India, October, 2008.

  10. “Health, Nutrition and Child Development Services in India: Issues and Concerns Relating to Public Spending”, in B.Jayaram Bhat (ed)., Infrastructure Development in India, Shankaraghatta: Kuvempu University, 2008.

  11. “Public Expenditure in India: Issues and Concerns”, The Indian Economy Review, January, IIPM Bangalore. 2008,

  12. “Industrialization in Karnataka: Structure and Achievements”, in ICFAI (ed). Karnataka Economy, Chennai: ICFAI, 2007.

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

  14. (with J Venugopal). “How efficient are Multinational Firms in Creating Linkages? Evidence from the Indian Automobile Industry?”, Nirma University Journal of Business and Management Studies , Vol.1.No 2. October, pp 67-84, 2006.

  15. (with Hemlata Rao and Devendra Babu). “Karnataka State Finances” in Karnataka Development Report, New Delhi: Academic Foundation, 2007.

  16. “Government Financing of Social Sector during the Reform Phase: Some Insights from Southern States”, in G.K Karanth (ed), Dimensions of Social Development: Status Challenges and Prospects.  ISEC Monograph Series: 8, Bangalore, 2005.

  17.  “Deprivation: The Social Dimension” in G.S. Aurora (ed), Poverty and Economic Reforms: The Social Concerns, New Delhi: Academic Foundation with ISEC, 2004

  18. “Fiscal Distress in Karnataka: Some Issues”, Journal of Social and Economic Development, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Vol.5, No.2. 2003.

  19. “Fiscal Reforms in Canada: Implications on the Growth and Composition of Government Expenditure”, in Arun Kumar Singh (Ed),  2003,

  20. “Housing Subsidies in Karnataka” in Govinda Rao (ed), Volume and Composition of Budgetary Subsidies in Karnataka, Monograph, ISEC, Bangalore, 2003.

  21. “Industrial Incentives in Karnataka” in Govinda Rao (ed) Volume and Composition of Budgetary Subsidies in Karnataka, Monograph, ISEC, Bangalore, 2003.

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

  23. “Infrastructure in the Industrial Development of Karnataka”, in Srinivasa Gowda and D.T.Nanje Gowda (ed), Economic Development of Karnataka: Leading Issues, Bangalore: The Local Advisory Committee, 81 Annual Conference of the Indian Economic Association, 1999.

  24. Review Article of the book "Public Finance: Policy Issues for India" (Ed) Sudipto Mundle, Deccan Herald, 1998. 

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

  26. “Role of Infrastructure in the Industrial Development of Karnataka: A District Level Analysis”, Artha Vijnana, Vol. XXXIX, No. 2. June, 1997.

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

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

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

Working Papers

  1. District Funds Flow and Expenditure: Sub National Evidence from the State of Karnataka, Working Paper No. 278, Bangalore: Institute for Social and Economic Change.

  2. (with Rajdeep Singha).  Engineering Industry, Corporate Ownership and development: Are Indian firms catching up with the global standard, Working Paper No.  256, Bangalore: Institute for Social and Economic Change, 2010.

  3. (with Rajdeep Singha). Government policy and performance: A study of Indian Engineering Industry, Working Paper No.  253, Bangalore: Institute for Social and Economic Change. 2010.

  4. (with Rajdeep Singha). Spill over effects from Multinational Corporations; Evidence from West Bengal Engineering Industries, Working Paper No. 247, Bangalore: Institute for Social and Economic Change, 2010.

  5. Reducing Fiscal Deficit: Canadian Experiment and Lessons for India, Working Paper No. 127, Bangalore: Institute for Social and Economic Change, 2003.

  6. Who Benefits from Industrial Incentives: A Study of Capital Investment Subsidy in Karnataka?   Working Paper No. 124,  Bangalore: Institute for Social and Economic Change, 2003.

  7. (with M Prahladachar). Industrial Potential in Karnataka, Working Paper No. 22, Bangalore: Institute for Social and Economic Change, 1996.

  8. (with M Prahladachar). Electronics Industry: Status and Prospects, Working Paper No. 23, Bangalore: Institute for Social and Economic Change, 1996.

  9. Credit Delivery in Rural Karnataka: A Case of Chickmagalur District, Working Paper No. 24, Bangalore: Institute for Social and Economic Change, 1992.

Articles in Newspapers

  1. ‘Fiscal Challenges of Karnataka’, Deccan Herald, 22 March, 2012

  2. Government Must Look at How Well To Spend Funds on Projects’, DNA 4 March,  2010.

  3. ‘Better Growth Focus Needed’, Karnataka Budget 2009-10, Deccan Herald, 21 February, 2009.  

  4. (with  Deshpande RS) ‘Interim Budget for 2009-10: In the Shadow of a Crisis’, Deccan Herald (Main Article) , 17 February, 2009.

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

  6. ‘No Focus on Attracting Investments: The Karnataka Budget 2007-08’, Deccan Herald, 17th March 2007

  7. ‘High Time to Tackle Public Expenditure’ Deccan Herald, 28 February, 2000.

  8. ‘Harsh Corrections Required- (Part II)’, Deccan Herald, 29 February, 2000.

  9. ‘The Karnataka Budget 2000-2001: Aims, Concerns and Problems’, Deccan Herald, April 8, 2000.

  10. ‘Government Expenditure Shapes Up’, Business Line, 21 March, 1997.

  11. ‘State Expenditure Needs Fine-Timing’, Deccan-Herald, Monday, March 17, 1997.

  12. ‘Misjudging India's Social Welfare Priority’, Business Line, 28th October 1996,

  13. ‘Expenditure Compression Measures: Adequacy and Relevance’, Business Line, 17 July 1996.

  14. ‘Food Processing in Karnataka - II : Missing Out on Economies of Scale’, Business Line, 29, October, 1995.

  15. ‘Food Processing in Karnataka - I : Reaching for Rich Pickings’: Business Line, 28, October, 1995.

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

  17. ‘Whither Expenditure Reforms’, Deccan Herald, 25 April 1994.

  18. (with M Prahladachar). ‘Tackling Poor Industrial Spread’, Deccan Herald, 21 March 1994.

Research Projects Completed (Since 2001)
  1. Mid-term Appraisal of 11th Five-Year Plan of Karnataka, (with Prof Madheswaran)A study Sponsored by Planning Commission, Government of India, New Delhi, 2012.

  2. Study on Framework for Assessing Performance and Outcome Monitoring of Schemes / Programmes implemented by GoK, A Study Sponsored by Expenditure Reform Commission, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore, 2012.

  3.  Study on Government Subsidies in Karnataka, (with Prof Deshpande) A Study Sponsored by Expenditure Reform Commission, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore, 2012.

  4. Results Framework Document: A Rapid Appraisal, A Study Sponsored by Karnataka Evaluation Authority, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore, 2012.

  5. State-Level Health Budget and Expenditure Tracking System: Karnataka, A Study Sponsored by National Health Systems Resource Center, Ministry of Health Government of India, New Delhi, 2011.

  6. The New Economic Context and Changing Migration Patterns in India, A Study Sponsored by South Asian Network of Economic Institutes (SANEI), 2010.

  7. District-level Funds Flow and Expenditure Analysis under NRHM in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, A Study Sponsored by National Health Systems Resource Center, Ministry of Health Government of India, New Delhi 2010.

  8. Long-Term Measures for Achieving Reduction in the Liability of the Government towards Terminal Benefits of the Central Government Employees, A Study Sponsored by the Sixth Central Pay Commission, Government of India, New Delhi, 2008.

  9. India State Fiscal Management Program (USAID REFORM Project) funded by the USAID, carried out by the Bearing Point Global Operations Inc, Washington, D.C, …….

  10. (with Hemlata Rao and Devndra Babu). Karnataka State Finances in Karnataka Development Report, A study sponsored by Planning Commission, Government of India, 2005.

  11. Spin off Effects of Sales Tax Incentives for Mega Industries in Karnataka”, A study sponsored by Government of Karnataka, Commercial Tax Department, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore, 2004

  12. Industrial Incentives in Karnataka An Evaluation of Capital Investment Subsidy in Karnataka”, Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Karnataka, 2003

  13. Industrial Subsidies in Karnataka, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore, 2001

  14. Housing Subsidies in Karnataka, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore, 2001.

  15. Government Expenditure on Rural Development in Karnataka”, ISEC, Bangalore,2001

  16. Effectiveness of Spending Control Measures in Canada: Lessons for India,  ISEC, Bangalore, 2001

Research Projects in Progress
  • Evaluation of State finances, A study sponsored by the Fourteenth Finance Commission, Government of India

Fellowships and external Assignments
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Fellowship, 1997-98, Shastri Indo Canadian Institute, Canada.

  • Faculty Research Fellowship, 2010-11, Carleton University Ottawa, Canada.

  • Trained at the Duke Center for International Development, Duke University, on “Budgeting and Financial Management in the Public Sector”, 2012

  • Consultant (Part Time) Bearing Point Global Operations Inc, Washington, D.C conducting USAID funded Project.

  • Consultant (Part Time). DFID, Designing the ‘outcome’ budget framework for Government of West Bengal

Membership in professional bodies and expert committees
  • Life Member, The Econometric Society of India

  • Life Member, The Andhra Pradesh Economic Associataion

  • Member, Board of Studies, Christ University, Department of Economics

  • Member, Faculty research evaluation, Christ University

  • Member, Expert Committee (ATF) Results Framework, Government of Karnataka.

  • Member, State taxes Committee, Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

  • Member, expert Committee to wet the 12 plan Approach paper, Resources and allocation, Government of Karnataka, 2011-12

  • Member, Redesigning of Economic Survey, Government of Karnataka, 2010-11

  • Member, Board of Studies, Post Graduate department of Economics, St Josephs college.(2009-2011)

   
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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