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Meenakshi Rajeev
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Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Policy (CESP)

Area of Specialisation

  • Banking and credit related issues
  • Issues relating to Development Economics
    (game theoretic modeling)
  • Industrial Economics
  • Labour Relations.
Academic Qualification

M.Sc Statistics: Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Ph.D: Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata

Title of the Thesis: Walrasian Equilibrium without an Auctioneer: A Study of Monetary Exchange through Trading posts and a Diagrammatic View of Disequilibria

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Selected Publications

Books

  • Emerging Issues in Economic Development: A Contemporary Theoretical Perspective, Rajeev Meenakshi (With Sugata Marjit), Oxford University Press, 2014.

  • Has Revival Package improved functioning of Short term Cooperative Credit Societies?: A Case study of Madhya Pradesh, Veershekharappa, Meenakshi Rajeev and Manojit Bhattacharjeev  ISEC Monograph No. 28, 2012.

  • Estimating District Income in the Indian State By Rohini Nayar, Meenakshi Rajeev and Vinod Vyasulu, Macmillan Publishers, 2002.

  • Against Gravity? : RIDF and the Challenges to Balanced Development of Infrastructure, Rajeev, Meenakshi: ISEC Monograph 14, 2008.

  • Emerging out of Shadow: A Study of Rural Indebtedness in India, Rajeev Meenakshi and Vani B P, VDM, Verlag.

Articles

  1. Rajeev , Meenakshi (2014) :Transactions Cost and Optimal Market Structure appeared in Emerging Issues in Economic Development: A Contemporary Theoretical Perspective, Oxford University Press.

  2. Rajeev, M. and Bhattacharjee, M., (2013). Understanding loan repayment behavior, Oxford Journal of Applied Economic Perspective.

  3. Rajeev, M. and Vani, B.P., (2013). Nature and Dimensions of Farmers’ indebtedness in India, in P K Shetty edited Innovations in Rice Production, NIAS Publications.

  4. Rajeev, M. (2012), Search Cost, Strategic Behaviour and Market Structure Economic Modeling, Elsevier.

  5. Rajeev, M. and Bhattacharjee, M. (2012) Household's accessibility to credit: Regional variations, Indian Economic Journal, 59, Oct-Dec issue.

  6. Rajeev, M., Majumdar, M. and Ray, S. (2012) Sources of Heterogeneity in the Efficiency of Indian Pharmaceutical Firms’ Working Paper 2011-22. Storrs, USA: Department of Economics Working Paper Series, University of Connecticut.

  7. Rajeev, M., (Oct 2012). IT industry in Bangalore: some economic implications, Munich Repec Library working paper No. 42338.

  8. Rajeev, M. and Vani, B.P., (Oct 2012). Nature and Dimensions of Farmers' Indebtedness in India, Munich Repec Library working paper No. 42358.

  9. Rajeev, M. and Bhattacharjee, M. (2012). Access to financial services: Are poor excluded: A case study of India, Norwegian Institute of International Relations, NUPI Working paper No. 808, Norway.

  10. Bhide,S., Vani, B.P., and Rajeev, M. (2011). Do Macroeconomic Conditions Matter for Agriculture?, Singapore Economic Review, Vol. 55, Issue 04.

  11. Rajeev, M.  and Vani, B.P. (2011). Services Trade and IT Enabled Services: A Case of Study of India, Journal of Strategic Management, Vol. 6, Issue 3.

  12. Rajeev, M., Vani, B. P., and Bhattacharya, M. (2011). Credibility of Equal Access to Credit: Does Gender Matter?, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLVI, No. 33.

  13. Rajeev, M. (2011). Financial Inclusion, Micro Finance and Poverty Alleviation: Myth and Reality, Canada Watch, Canada, Fall Issue.

  14. Majumdar, M., Rajeev, M., and Ray, S. (2011). Sources of Heterogeneity in the Efficiency of Indian Pharmaceutical Firms, Department of Economics Working Paper Series, University of Connecticut, Storrs, USA, Working Paper 2011-22.

  15. Meenashi Rajeev, Mainak Majumder and Subhas Ray (2010): Sources of heterogeneity in the efficiency of Indian Pharmaceutical firms, Centre De Sciences Humaines  Occasional Paper N 27, December.

  16. Meenakshi Rajeev and Manojit Bhattacharya (2010): Interest rate formation in informal credit markets in India: Does level of development matter?, Brooks World Poverty Institute Working Paper Series, University of Manchester BWPI Working Paper 126, September.

  17. Mainak Mazumdar and Meenakshi Rajeev (2010): Comparing the Efficiency of the Indian Pharmaceutical Firms: A Meta-Frontier Approach” The Indian Economic Journal , Vol. 57, Number 4 pp 60-83

  18. Meenakshi Rajeev and Manojit Bhattacharya (2010): Household borrowing in the state of Karnataka: Changing characteristics, FKCCI Journal, Volume XXXI; Issue 12, December.

  19. Rajeev, Meenakshi (2010): Contract Labour Act in India: A pragmatic view, International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies, Vol. 3; Issue. 3; pp. - 237-252

  20. Rajeev, Meenakshi (2009): Rural Infrastructure Development Fund: Is Utilization optimal in Karnatka? FKCCI Journal, XXX, 11, November.

  21. Bhide Shashanka, B P Vani and Meenakshi Rajeev (2009), "Outsourcing of Business Processes: The Indian Experiences as an off-shore location", Philippines Economic Review.

  22. Meenakshi Rajeev and Mainak Majumdar (2009): Comparing the Efficiency and Productivity of Indian Pharmacuetical Firms : A Malmquist Meta Frontier approach, International Journal of Business and Economics 8, 2 August.

  23. Rajeev, Meenakshi (2009): Globalization and Labour Market Flexibility: A Study of Contractual Employment in India, International Journal of Development Issues 8, 2, November.

  24. Meenakshi Rajeev and B P Vani (2009): Employment in the BPO industry- current status and future prospects, Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 52, 4, December.

  25. Meenakshi Rajeev and B P Vani (2009): Employment Issues in Outsourcing Industry in India, Manpower Journal, XLIV, 2, November.

  26. Meenakshi Rajeev and H P Mahesh (2008-09):  Producing Financial Services: An Efficiency Analysis of Indian Commercial Banks, Journal of Services Research Issue 8, Oct –March 2008-09, pp. 1-29.

  27. Rajeev, Meenakshi and B P Vani (2009): "India's Export of BPO Services: Understanding Strength, Weaknesses and Competitors', Journal of Services Research, Vol. 9, pp 51-67.

  28. Meenakshi Rajeev, Manojit Bhattacharjee and B P Vani (2009): Asymmetry in Information and Varying rates of Interest: A study of Informal Credit Market in West Bengal, Margin 3, 4, October.

  29. Meenakshi Rajeev and B P Vani (2009): India’s Export of BPO Services: Understanding Strengths, weaknesses and Competitors , Journal of Services Research Issue 9,  April-Sept. 2009, pp. 51-67

  30. Rajeev, Meenakshi (2008): A Critical Analysis of RIDF, Economic and Political Weekly, XLIII, No.7, Feb 16-22.

  31. Meenakshi Rajeev and B P Vani (2008), Direct and Indirect Benefits of Business Process Outsourcing on Indian Economy, Journal of Information Technology Impact (USA), Vol 7, No. 2, 2007 (appeared in 2008).

  32. Rajeev, Meenakshi (2008), Investing in Labour and Technology: Two ‘Faces’ in India, Comparison of SMEs in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu , appeared in "Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Growth", edited by David Audretsch, Max Keilbach and Jagannadha Tamvada; to be published by Springer under International Studies in Entrepreneurship Series.

  33. Meenakshi Rajeev and B P Vani (2008): Services Trade and It-enabled Services: A Case Study of India, Working paper No.733, Norwegian Institute for International Affairs.

  34. Rajeev, Meenakshi (2008): Globalization and Labour Market Flexibility: A Study of Contract Employment in India, Working Paper, Norwegian Institute for Regional and Urban Research

  35. Rajeev, Meenakshi (2008): Fisheries Trade in India: Understanding Potentials and Barriers, Working Paper No. 741, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Oslo.

  36. Mainak Majumder and Meenakshi Rajeev (2008): TRIPS Agreement and the Emerging In-house R & D Activity of the Indian Pharmaceutical Companies: A panel Data Analysis of the Firm Level Data, PES Business Review, Vol 3, Issue 1, pp3-23.

  37. Meenakshi Rajeev and Dipankar Dasgupta (2007) Random Search in the Presence of markets. Working paper No. 204 Department of Economics and Finance, City University of Hongkong, Hongkong, Oct, 2007.

  38. Meenakshi Rajeev, 2007, Public Enterprises in Karnataka and the reform measures, in Planning Commission’s (Government of India): Karnataka Development Report, Academic Foundation, New Delhi.

  39. Shashank Bhide, B P Vani and Meenakshi Rajeev, 2007, Physical Infrastructure in Karnataka, in Planning Commission’s (Government of India): Karnataka Development Report, Academic Foundation, New Delhi.

  40. Meenakshi Rajeev and B P Vani, Business Process Outsourcing and India: A Macro Perspective, to appear in Studies in Indian Economy, Vol. 4, to be edited by by P. Maiti et al, Atlantic Publishers.

  41. Meenakshi Rajeev and B P Vani (2007): Why Do They Not perform? Explaining Performance of Public Enterprises in Karnataka with panel Data, R Sthanumoorthy and P Sivaraja Dhanavel (eds.), Karnataka Economy, Performance, Challenge and Opportunities, The ICFAI University Press, pp159-175.

  42. Rajeev, Meenakshi, (2007): Micro Finance, Financial Inclusion and Poverty Alleviation: Special Reference to Karnataka, Paper prepared for the ADB-NCAER Workshop on "Strategies for Poverty Reduction: Focus on Infrastructure, Financial Inclusion and Social Sector Interventions", Dec, 2007.

  43. Meenakshi Rajeev and H.P. Mahesh (2007). Assets as Liabilities: Non Performing Assets in Commercial Banks of India, Research Monitor, Global development Network, Issue No.3, pp. 17-19.

  44. Shamistha Deb and Meenakshi Rajeev (2007). Banking on Baniyas for Credit, Economic Political Weekly, Vol XLII, No 4, pp280-283.

  45. Mahesh H.P and Meenakshi Rajeev (2007): Productivity of Indian Commercial Banks in the Pre-and Post-Liberalisation Periods, The ICFAI Journal of Bank Management, Vol. VI, No. 4, pp17-30.

  46. Mahesh H.P and Meenakshi Rajeev (2007): Banking on Deposit Mobilisation: Efficiency Pursuits of Indian Commercial Banks, The Indian Economic Journal, Vol. 54, No. 3, pp 119-132.

  47. Rajeev, M and Sharmistha Deb (2006):, Capitalising on Credit: The Extracting Baniya as Symbiotic Entrepreneur, to appear in Trends in Social Banking: An emerging Paradigm,  published by ICFAI Business School, Hyderabad.

  48. Rajeev, Meenakshi, 2006, Contract Labour in Karnataka: Emerging Issues, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLI, No. 21.

  49. Rajeev Meenakshi, (2005): Equilibrium in Disequilibrium: A Diagrammatic Exposition, Indian Economic Review, XXXIX.

  50. Rajeev, Meenakshi (2004): Labour-Entrepreneur Relationship and Technological Investment, Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol 47.

  51. Rajeev, Meenakshi (2003): A search for an optimal policy in a corrupt system, Journal of Developing Areas , USA.

  52. Rajeev, Meenakshi, A. Indira and V. Vyasulu (2002): Estimating District Income in the Indian States, Economic and Political Weekly.

  53. Marjit, S., M. Rajeev and D. Mukherjee (2001) : "Incomplete information as a deterrent to corruption", European Journal of Political Economy, (Elsevier).

  54. Rajeev, M. and S. Deb (1998) : "Institutional and noninstitutional credit to agriculture : A case study on Hoogli district of West Bengal", Economic and Political Weekly.

  55. Rajeev, M. (1998): "Marketless set-up vs trading posts: A comparative analysis" , Annales d'Economie et de Statistiques, INSEE, France

  56. Dasgupta, D. and M. Rajeev (1997) : "A note on feasibility criteria in monetary trade", Japanese Economic Review (Blackwell).

  57. Marjit Sugata, Meenakshi Rajeev and D. Mukherjee (1997), Incomplete Information as a Deterrent to Corruption, Discussion Paper No. A-555, University of Bonn, Germany.

  58. Rajeev, M. (1997) : "Large monetary trade, market specialisation and strategic behaviour", Game Theoretical Applications to Economics and Operations Research, T. Parthasarathy, Bhaskar Dutta, J. Potters , D. Ray et al (eds), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Netherlands.

  59. Dasgupta, D. and M. Rajeev (1994) : "Choice under disequilibrium : A Diagrammatic Exposition", Journal of Quantitative Economics.

Book Review: Title of the Book : "Theory of incomplete markets" by Michael Magill and Martine Quinzii - MIT Press, 1996. Reviewed for the Journal : International Review of Economics and Finance, Vol 7, No. 4, 1998.

Web Articles

  • Meenakshi Rajeev and B P Vani (2008) Problems and Prospects of Business Process Outsourcing Industry in India , University Library of Munich Germany Working paper Series No. 9834.

  • Meenakshi Rajeev (2008) Ensuring Rural Infrastructure in India: Role of Rural Infrastructure Development Fund, University Library of Munich Germany Working paper Series No. 9836.

  • Shashank Bhide, B P Vani, Meenakshi Rajeev (2006): Outsourcing of Business Processes: The Indian Experience as an Offshore location, http://www.developmentgateway.org

  • Mahesh H P and Meenakshi Rajeev (2006): Liberalisation and Productive Efficiency of Indian Commercial Banks: A Stochastic Frontier Analysis, MPRA Paper 827, University Library of Munich, Germany. http://ideas.repec.org/e/pra176.html

  • Rajeev, Meenakshi & Ranade, Ranjeet & Deb, Sarmistha, 2006. "Why do poor farmers default less?: Case of Indian informal credit market A game theoretic exploration," MPRA Paper 768, University Library of Munich, Germany, http://ideas.repec.org/e/pra176.html

Contributions as book chapters

  • Meenakshi Rajeev, IT Industry in Bangalore: Economic and Social Implications, Issues on Urban Growth of Bangalore, Christ University Publications, (forthcoming)

  • Meenakshi Rajeev (2008) ‘Small Scale Industries Sector in India’ in SME Development and Practices in Asia Pacific RIM ,  edited by Prof. Nelson Ndubisi, Monash University.

  • Meenakshi Rajeev, ‘IT industry in Tamil Nadu’ in Volume on Tamil Nadu (for Macolm and Elizabeth Adiseshiah Trust) to be edited by V K Natraj and A. Vaidyanathan.

Working Papers

  1. Meenakshi Rajeev and B P Vani, In Pursuit of India’s Export Earning: An Assessment of IT-enabled Services Industry ( forthcoming).

  2. Rajeev, M. (1995) : "The medium of exchange role of money and the competitive economy with trading posts", Technical Paper No. ERU/7/90, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta.

  3. M. Rajeev and D. Dasgupta (1996) : "Is trading under the social Institution of markets always desirable ?" : Paper presented at the International Conference on "Game Theory and Economic Applications" and "International Symposium on Dynamic games and applications", Dec. 1996, in JAPAN.

  4. Rajeev, M. (1996) : Money and markets, Occasional Paper, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta.

  5. Indira, A, Rajeev Meenakshi, Vinod Vyasulu, 2001, Estimating District Income in India, Working Paper, Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, 2001.

  6. Rajeev, M (2003): Collusion in a Corrupt System: A Game Theoretic Approach, Working Paper No. 121, ISEC.

  7. Rajeev, M (2003):A Search for a Theory of Entreprenuership, Working Paper No.129, ISEC.

  8. Rajeev, M (2003): Random Search in the Presence of Markets, paper presented in the 12th European Workshop on General Equilibrium Theory, Germany.

  9. Rajeev, M (2004): Karnataka Public Enterprise Reform Program: A Review, Working Paper, ISEC.

  10. Rajeev, M and B P Vani : Performance of Public Enterprises in Karnataka: A Panel Data Analysis, Working Paper, ISEC.

  11. Bhide, S, M. Rajeev & B P Vani (2004): Do Macroeconomic Conditions matter for Agriculture?: The Indian Experience, Working Paper, ISEC.

  12. Rajeev, Meenakshi (2006), Contract Labour Act in India : A Pragmatic View, Working Paper No. 175, ISEC.

  13. Rajeev, Meenakshi (2008): Rural Infrastructure Development Fund: Need for a Track Change, ISEC working paper 195, September.

  14. Meenakshi Rajeev and B P Vani (2008): In pursuit of India's export earning advantage: An Assessment of the IT enabled services industry, ISEC Working paper 197, October

  15. Meenakshi Rajeev and B P Vani (2008): Problems and Prospects of Business Process Outsourcing Industry in India : University Library of Munich Germany Working paper Series mpra.No. 9834. ub.uni-muenchen.de/9834/ - 17k, August.

  16. Rajeev, Meenakshi (2008):Ensuring Rural Infrastructure in India : Role of Rural Infrastructure Development Fund, University Library of Munich Germany Working paper Series No. 9836, August.

  17. Meenakshi Rajeev, Subhash Ray and Mainak Majumder (2009): , Input and Output Efficiency of Manufacturing Firms: A case of Indian Pharmaceutical sector,   ISEC Working paper no 219 June 2009 

  18. Meenakshi Rajeev and H P Mahesh (2010), Banking Sector Reforms and NPA: A study of Indian Commercial Banks; ISEC Working Paper – 252, 2010

  19. Meenakshi Rajeev, B P Vani and Manojit Bhattacharya (2011) Nature and Dimensions of Farmers’ Indebtedness in India and Karnataka. ISEC working paper No. 267

  20. Rajeev, M. and Bhattacharjee, M., (2012). Repayment of Short term loans in the formal credit market,  273. 

Newspaper Articles:

  • Rajeev, Meenakshi, Business Pressures and Outsourcing, Financial Express, 31st Oct, 2008

  • Rajeev, Meenakshi, Multiplying the Money, Financial Express, February 26, 2009.

  • Rajeev, Meenakshi, Contract Labour in Karnataka, Emerging Issues, KUIDC (Karnataka Government) Newsletter, 2007

  • Rajeev, Meenakshi, Construction Workers: A Deprived Lot, Labournet Newsletter, 2007.

Recent Research Projects Completed
  • Quality and Sustainability of SHGs in Karnataka, NABARD

  • New Dimensions of Rural Indebtedness in India: An Assessment of the Challenges to the Credit Institutions, RBI Study.

  • Assets as Liability? : Non Performing Asset in the Indian Commercial Banks , Funded by South Asian Network of Economic Institutes, SANEI.

  • India’s Export of Selected BPO Services: Understanding Strengths and Weaknesses: Ministry of Commerce and Industry, GoI.

  • Rural Infrastructure Development: Role of RIDF: Ministry of Agriculture, GoI.

  • Methodologies for Estimating District Income in the Indian States: Planning Commission, Government of India.

  • Institutional frame-work for industrial development: joint project of CSSS, Calcutta, and Roskilde University (Denmark).

  • Public Enterprise Reform Program: Karnataka: World Bank.

  • Contractual Labour in Selected manufacturing enterprises: Sir Ratan Tata Trust.

Research Projects on-going
  • Financial Exclusion in Urban Regions: A Project funded by CAFRAL, RBI, Mumbai

  • Services Trade in India, INGRID, Norway

  • Farm Sector in Karnataka: Farmers’ Indebtedness and Risk Management, State Planning Board

  • Implementation of the Revival Package for Short-Term Co-Operative Credit Structure (STCCS) in Bihar, NABARD

  • Implementation of the Revival Package for Short-Term Co-Operative Credit Structure (STCCS) in Andhra Pradesh, NABARD

  • Implementation of the Revival Package for Short-Term Co-Operative Credit Structure (STCCS) in Madhya Pradesh, NABARD

Short Term Visiting Assignments
  • Kassel University , Germany

  • Warsaw University, Poland, 2010

  • Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, 2 weeks, May, 2008.

  • Norges Bank, Central Bank of Norway, 2007.

  • Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, Oslo , Norway, 2007.

  • Norwegian institute for Urban and Regional Research, Oslo, Norway, 2007.

  • Visiting assistant professor, University of California, San Diego.

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Central Michigan University

  • Visiting Scholar, Michigan State University

  • Cornell University, USA

  • University of Caen, France

  • University of Essex, U.K.

  • Maison des Sciences de'Lomme, Paris.

  • Centre D'Etudes et de Recherches Sur Le Developpement, France

Honors/ Awards
  • Represented ISEC as a subject expert in the Reserve Bank of India Seminar on Inflation Expectation Survey of Households in India on Nov 19th 2009.
Positions Held/Member of Professional Bodies
  • Member of the sub-committee on the measurement of Financial Inclusion (RBI  Regional Office, Bangalore). This committee has developed certain Indicators to measure “Meaningful and Holistic Financial Inclusion (MHFI)”.

  • Member of the State Level Coordination Committee for Conduct of IV Census on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Directorate of Industries and Commerce, Government of Karnataka, 2008

  • Member of the International Society for Dynamic Games, Helsinki

  • Asian Law and Economics Association, Seoul , Korea

  • Member of the Board of Studies, Mount Carmel College, Bangalore, 2008-2009

  • Member of the Banking and Finance Committee, Federation of the Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (for the year 2009)

  • Member of the Expert group in formulation of course on M A in Contemporary India Business and Politics , Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw, Poland

  • Member of the Expert Committee in Project Evaluation, Christ University

  • Member of Board of Studies, St. Joseph College, 2009, 2010-11

Resource person

  • DGCI & S on services trade related data

  • Oxford University Press (Review)

  • Centre for Development Studies (Ph.d Proramme)

  • ICSSR

  • Kassel University

  • Christ University

  • RBI


Meenakshi Rajeev
Professor
Institute for Social and Economic Change,
Nagarbahavi, Bangalore
Pin: 560 072
State of Karnataka, India
Phone: 91-080-321 5468/321 5519/321 5592
Fax: 91-080-321 7008
E-Mail: meenakshi@isec.ac.in

 

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