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M.R. Narayana

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Professor of Economics, Centre for Economic Studies and Policy (CESP)

Area of Specialisation

  • Macro economics

  • Urban and Regional Economics

  • Applied Quantitative methods

  • Economics of Education Finance

  • Economics of Information technology and telecom services

Topics of current/recent research

  • Construction of National Transfer Accounts for India

  • Construction of Generational Accounting for India

  • State level exports and foreign investment

  • Financing of higher education and human development

  • Small Scale Industries under WTO regime

  • ICT sector, globalization and urban economic growth of Bangalore

  • Consumer demand for telecom services

  • Socio-economic analysis of Coffee Leaf Rust Disease

Academic Qualification

Ph.D in Economics, University of Tsukuba, Japan

M.A., in Economics, University of Mysore, India

Selected Publications

Books

  • ESTIMATION OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INVESTMENT AND CONSUMPTION OF GOODS AND SERVICES IN KARNATAKA STATE, DES No.12:2010, Planning Department, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore: 2010.

  • COLLEGIATE EDUCATION IN KARNATAKA STATE, Education Department, Government of Karnataka, Government Printing Press (Bangalore): 2002.

Journal Articles (since 2005)

  1. "India’s proposed Universal Health Coverage Policy: Evidence for age structure transition effect and fiscal sustainability”, Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, 14, 2016: 673-690.

  2. "Management of leaf rust disease by household coffee farmers in India: Evidence and implications for price and income effects on chemical controls”, Agricultural Research, 5, 2016: 43-50 

  3. "India’s age structure transition, sectoral labor productivity and economic growth: Evidence and implications based on National Transfer Accounts”, Population Research and Policy Review.  34, 2015: 381-415

  4.  "Impact of population ageing on sustainability of India’s current fiscal policies: A Generational Accounting approach”, The Journal of the Economics of Ageing, 3, 2014: 71-83

  5. "Is Low Fertility Really a Problem? Population Aging, Dependency, and consumption”, (Co-authored with Professor Ronald Lee, Professor Andrew Mason and others), Science. 347, 10 October 2014: 229-234

  6. "Are subsidies for coffee farmers inclusive in India: Evidence and implications from a household survey”, Agrarian South: Journal of Political Economy. 3, 2014: 239-273

  7. "Management of Coffee Leaf Rust Disease in India: Estimation of Cost, Returns and Welfare Gains”,Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics. 69, 2014: 459-473

  8. "What does India need to extend the Demographic Dividend? Policy in Focus (published by International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth at Brasillia DF (Brazil), jointly supported by UNDP and Government of Brazil). No.30, December 2014: 23-26

  9. "Growth effects of industrial clusters: Evidence and implications for India”, South Asia Economic Journal. 15, 2014: 71-92

  10. "Size distribution of estates, inequality and poverty: Evidence and implications for India’s household coffee growers”, Journal of Asian Public Policy, 7, 2014: 18-40

  11. "Management of Coffee Leaf Rust Disease in India: Evidence for socio-economic and Locational Determinants”, Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development, 10, 2013: 41-89

  12. "Do coffee varieties and shade trees matter for management of leaf rust disease in India? Evidence for household farmers”, Forests, Trees and Livelihoods, 22, 2013: 275-288.

  13. "Management of coffee leaf rust disease in India: Evidence for channels of communication”, Journal of Applied Communications, 97, 2013: 71-84.

  14. "Does leaf rust disease matter for India’s coffee farming? Evidence from a recent household survey in India”, Journal of Plantation Crops, 41, 2013: 62-70

  15. "Industrial Clusters in Regional Economic Development: Lessons from Karnataka, India”, Economic Review, 38, 2013: 33-37

  16. "Impact of population ageing on India’s public finance: New evidence and implications", Asian Population Studies, 8, 2012: 301-326.

  17. "Lifecycle deficit and public age reallocations for India’s elderly population: Evidence and implications based on National Transfer Accounts", Journal of Population Ageing, 4, 2011; 207-230.

  18. "Globalization and Urban Economic Growth: Evidence from Bangalore (India)", International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, 35, 2011:1284-301.

  19. "Telecommunications Services and Economic Growth: Evidence from India", Telecommunications Policy, 35, 2011: 115-127.

  20. "Substitutability between mobile and fixed phones: Evidence and implications for India", Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies, 22, 2010: 1-21.

  21. "Impact of Economic Globalization on Urbanization: A Comparative Analysis of Indian and Select Global Experiences", India Quarterly: A Journal of International Affairs, 66, 2010: 91-116.

  22. "Size distribution of metropolitan areas: Evidence and implications for India”, The Journal of Applied Economic Research, 3, 2009: 243-264.

  23. "Determinants of Household Access Demand for Telecom Services in India: Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications", Perspectives on Global Development and Technology, 8, 2009: 70-89.

  24. "Education, Human Development, and Quality of Life: Measurement Issues and Implications for India",Social Indicators Research, 90, 2009: 279-293

  25. "Access Demand for Telecom Services in India: Evidence for Household Determinants and Policy Implications for Goa State", The Indian Economic Journal, 55, 2007: 103-123.

  26. "Determinants of Aggregate Access Demand for Telecom Services in India: Evidence from a Regional Study", Journal of Services Research, 7, 2007: 83-98.

  27. "Economic size and performance of dispersed and clustered small-scale enterprises in India: Recent evidence and implications", International Journal of Social Economics, 34, 2007: 599-611.

  28. "A Note on Measurement of Sub-national Globalisation in India: Evidence from Karnataka State", Journal of Social and Management Sciences, XXXVI, 2007: 63-74.

  29. "Awareness of policies and programmes among small scale industries in India: Evidence and implications of a case study", Journal of Asian and African Studies, 4, 2006: 319-339.

  30. "Inflow of foreign direct investment into Karnataka: Patterns, performance, and implications", Foreign Trade Review, XLI, 2006: 3-26.  

  31. "Measurement of education achievement in human development: Evidence from India", International Education Journal, 7, 2006: 85-97. Available on: http://iej.com.au/.

  32. "Privitisation policies and post-privitisation control devices in India's higher education: Evidence from a regional study and implications for developing countries", Journal of Studies in International Education, 10, 2006: 46-70.

  33. "Public education expenditure in Karnataka State (India): Alternative databases and empirical implications", Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, 4, 2005: 511-522.

  34. "Student loan by commercial banks: A way to reduce State Government financial support to higher education in India", Journal of Developing Areas, 38, 2005: 171-188.

Articles in Edited Volumes (since 2005)

  1. "Analysing the Economic Effects of Age Structure Transition: Towards a New Methodology", in N. Jayaram (Ed.). Knowing the Social World: Challenges and Responses, Orient Blackswan (Hyderabad, India): 2016 

  2. "Age structure transition, population ageing and economic growth: New evidence and implications for India", in K.V. Ramaswamy (Ed.). Labour, Employment and Economic Growth in India. Cambridge University Press (London, UK),2015: 127-152.

  3. "Demographic dividends for India: Evidence and implications based on National Transfer Accounts", in Donghyun Park, Sang-Hyop Lee and Andrew Mason (eds), Ageing, Economic Growth, And Old-Age Security in Asia, Edward Elgar (Cheltenham, UK), 2012: 203-230. (with L. Ladusingh).

  4. "ICT Sector, Globalization, and Urban Economic Growth: Evidence from Bangalore", in Jo Beall, Busudeb Guha-Khasnobis and Ravi Kanbur (eds), Urbanization and Development in Asia: Multidimensional Perspectives, Oxford University Press (New Delhi). 2012: 49-72.

  5. "The Role of Familial Transfers in Supporting the Lifecycle Deficit in India", in Ronald Lee and Andrew Mason (eds), Population Aging and the Generational Economy, Edward Elgar (Cheltenham, UK). 2011: 459-474 (with L.Ladusingh)

  6. "Population Ageing and Life Cycle Deficit: The Case of India", in K.K.Singh, R.C. Yadava and Arvind Pandey (eds). Population, Poverty & Health, Hindustan Publishing Corporation (New Delhi): 2009: 258-276. (with L. Ladusingh)

  7. "ICT Sector and Regional Economic Development: Evidence from Karnataka State", in Gopal K. Kadekodi, Ravi Kanbur and Vijayendra Rao (Eds.). Development in Karnataka: Challenges of Governance, Equity and Empowerment, Academic Foundation Press (New Delhi), 2008: 291-322

  8. "An Overview of Karnataka Economy", in Planning Commission’s (Government of India): Karnataka Development Report, Academic Foundation (New Delhi), 2007: 43-65

  9. "Development of Communication Sector", in Planning Commission’s (Government of India): Karnataka Development Report, Academic Foundation (New Delhi), 2007: 195-201

  10. "Policy Reforms for Small Enterprise Development in Karnataka State (India)", in Wilbert Gooneratne and  S. Hirashima (Eds.). Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Development in SAARC  Countries: Challenges and Policy Reforms, Federation of Chambers and Commerce & Industry of Sri Lanka and Centre for Development Research (Colombo), 2006: 109-158.

  11. "Formal and Informal Enterprises: Concept, Definition, and Measurement Issues in India", in Basudeb Guha-Khasnobis, Ravi Kanbur, and Elinor Ostrom (Eds). Linking the Formal and Informal Economy: Concepts and Policies, Oxford University Press (New York), 2006: 93-118.
Working Papers (since 2005)
  1. "Will a Universal Health Coverage Policy be fiscally sustainable for India? New evidence and implications", MPRA Working Paper No.69637, February 2016: Munich Personal RePEc Archive, Munich University Library (Munich, Germany). https://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/69668/

  2. "Age Structure Transition, Public Education Expenditure and Economic Growth: New Macroeconomic Evidence for India", Working Paper No.16-01,  National Transfer Accounts Project, University of Hawaii at Manao (Hawaii, USA): January 2016. http://www.ntaccounts.org/web/nta/show/WP16-01

  3. "Public Expenditure Requirements and Financing Options for a National Level Universal Old Age Pension Scheme in India". BKPAI Working Paper Series II: No.6. December 2015: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (New Delhi, India). http://india.unfpa.org/publications/public-expenditure-requirements-and-financing-options-national-level-universal-old-age

  4. "Demographic Dividends for India: Evidence and Implications based on National Transfer Accounts", ADB Economics Working Paper Series No.292, December 2011, Asian Development Bank (Manila, Philippines). (with L. Ladusingh). 
    http://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/29713/economics-wp-292.pdf

  5. "ICT sector, globalization and urban economic growth: Evidence for Bangalore (India)", Working Paper No.2010/80, UNU-WIDER (Helsinki, Finland): July 2010.
    http://www.wider.unu.edu/publications/working-papers/2010/en_GB/wp2010-80/

  6. "Substitutability between mobile and fixed phones: Evidence and implications for India", Discussion Paper Series-F-550, Centre for International Research on the Japanese Economy, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan): March 2008.
    http://www.e.u-tokyo.ac.jp/cirje/research/dp/2008/2008cf550.pdf

  7. "Construction of National Transfer Accounts for India, 1999-00", Working Paper#08-01, International National Transfer Accounts Database, University of Hawaii (Honolulu, USA): March 2008. http://www.schemearts.com/proj/nta/doc/repository/NS2008.pdf

  8. "Telecommunication Services and Economic Growth: Evidence from India", Discussion Paper Series-F-545, Centre for International Research on the Japanese Economy, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan): February 2008.
    http://www.e.u-tokyo.ac.jp/cirje/research/dp/2008/2008cf545.pdf

  9. "Role of intra-household transfer in supporting lifecycle deficit in India", Working Paper#07-04, National Transfer Accounts Project, University of Hawaii (Honolulu, USA): February 2007. http://www.schemearts.com/proj/nta/doc/repository/LN2007.pdf

  10. "Globalization and urban growth: Evidence for Bangalore (India)", Discussion Paper Series-F-544, Centre for International Research on the Japanese Economy, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan): January 2008.
    http://www.e.u-tokyo.ac.jp/cirje/research/dp/2008/2008cf544.pdf

  11. "Performance of urban India during globalization period: An economic analysis", Discussion Paper Series-F-543, Centre for International Research on the Japanese Economy, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo (Tokyo, Japan): January 2008.
     
    http://www.e.u-tokyo.ac.jp/cirje/research/dp/2008/2008cf543.pdf

Recent presentation of papers for international conferences and workshops (since 2005)

  1. “Growth effects of current public expenditure on education: New evidence from India”, Demographic Dividend and African Development:11th Global Meeting of the NTA Project, organized by Centre de Recherche en Economie et Finance Appliquees de Thies (CREFAT): Dakar (Senegal): 20-24 June 2016

  2. “Demographic transition, public education expenditure on education and economic growth: New macroeconomic evidence from India. Global Conference on Prosperity, Equality and Sustainability: Perspectives and Policies for a Better World, organized by the World Bank and Institute of Human Development: New Delhi (India): 1-3 June 2016

  3. “Age structure transition, public spending on education and economic growth in India”, Annual International Conference of Comparative Education Society of India on Education: Domination, Emancipation and Dignity, organized by Azim Premji University: Bengaluru (India): 14-16 December 2015

  4. “Use of NTA data for macroeconomic policy advocacy for India”, Regional Meeting on National Transfer Accounts in Asia, organized by UNFPA (APRO, Bangkok), East-West Centre (Honolulu, USA) and IDRC (Toronto, Canada):  Bangkok (Thailand),  3-4 December 2015

  5.  “Macroeconomic policy analyses by using National Transfer Accounts: New Evidence for India”, Plenary II: National Transfer Accounts: A tool for analyzing population dynamics and their policy implications, 3rdAsian Population Association Conference, organized by UNFPA (APRO, Bangkok) and Asian Population Association:  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), 27-30 July 2015

  6. “Select issues in reforming higher education in Karnataka with special reference to social sciences”, State Level Vice-chancellors’ Workshop on Exchange and Learn Best Practices in Education, organized by Karnataka State Higher Education Council, Government of Karnataka:  Bangalore (India), 11-12 March 2015

  7.  “Universal Old Age Pension for India: Estimates of Public Cost and Fiscal Sustainability”, National Conference on India’s Elderly: Dignity, Health and Security, sponsored by UNFPA (India Office): New Delhi (India), 3-4 December 2014

  8. “India’s proposed universal health coverage policy: Evidence and implications for age structure transition effects and fiscal sustainability”,  International Conference on Demographic Change and Policy Response. Organized  by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and Peking University: Beijing (China), 10-14 November 2014

  9. “Application of IHDS data for construction and analysis of India’s National Transfer Accounts”, Conference on Human Development in India: Evidence from IHDS, Organized by National Council of Applied Economic Research and University of Maryland:  India International Centre (New Delhi), 18-19 July 2014 

  10. “National Transfer Accounts: A New Methodology for Policy Analysis of India’s Macroeconomic Issues”, UNFPA Regional Meeting on National Transfer Accounts in Asia,  organized by UNFPA (APRO, Bangkok): Bangkok (Thailand), 24-25 March 2014   

  11. "Age structure transition, population ageing, and economic growth: New evidence and implications for India”,  Conference on Labour and Development, organized by Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research: Mumbai (India), 5-6 September 2013

  12.  “Impact of population ageing on sustainability of India’s current fiscal policies: A Generational Accounting approach”,  International Conference on Macroeconomic Aspects of Intergenerational Transfersorganized by the Faculty of Economics, University of Barcelona: Barcelona (Spain), 3-8 June 2013

  13.  “National Transfer Accounts: A new methodology to analyse the economic effects of India’s age structure transition”, Conference on Knowing the Social World: Challenges and Responses, organized by and held at Indian Institute of Advanced Studies: Shimla (India), 13-15 March 2013

  14. "Contribution of formal and informal sectors to India’s economic growth: Evidence and implications based on National Transfer Accounts"Asian Regional NTA Conference on Intergenerational Transfers, Population Ageing and Social Protection, Organised by Thailand Development Research Institute Foundation: Bangkok (Thailand), 21-22 September 2012 

  15. “Impact of population ageing on India’s public finance: New evidence and implications, 8thGlobal Conference on National Transfer Accounts: Intergenerational Approaches to Social and Economic Policy, organized by CEDA/EWC/CEDEPLAR: Belo Horizonte (Brazil), 4-12 December 2011

  16. “Construction of Generational Accounting for India”, 8th Global Conference on National Transfer Accounts: Intergenerational Approaches to Social and Economic Policy, organized by CEDA/EWC/CEDEPLAR: Belo Horizonte (Brazil), 4-12 December 2011

  17. “Age structure transition and economic growth: New evidence and implications for India”, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute Engaging India Multidisciplinary Conference, organized by Carleton University: Ottawa (Canada), 17-18 June 2011

  18. “Economic effects of population ageing on India’s public finance: Evidence and implications based on National Transfer Accounts”, 7th Global Conference of National Transfer Accounts, organized by East West Center: Honolulu (Hawaii, USA), 11-12 June 2010

  19. “Contribution of informal economy for First Demographic Dividend: Evidence and implications for India, Special IARIW-SAIM Conference on Measuring the Informal Economy in Developing Countries, organized by IARIW and SAIM: Katmandu (Nepal), 24-26 September 2009

  20. ”Intergenerational Equity and Inclusive Growth: Evidence based on National Transfer Accounts for India”, UGC Sponsored State Level Seminar on Policy Analysis and Inclusive Growth in India, organized by University of Mysore: Mysore (India), 20-21 March 2009

  21. “Public Age Reallocations for India’s Elderly: Evidence Based on National Transfer Accounts”, International Conference on Asian Social Protection in Comparative Perspective, organized by National University of Singapore: Singapore, 7-9 January 2009

  22. “Globalization, ICT Sector and Urban Economic Growth: Evidence for Bangalore (India)”.  UN-WIDER Conference on: Beyond the Tippling Point: Asian Development in an Urban World, organized by UN-WIDER: Kolkata (India),  15-17 December 2008

  23. “National Transfer Accounts: Introducing Age into National Accounts”, Annual Conference of the Indian Association for Research in National Income and Wealth (IARIW),  organized by IARIW: Bangalore (India):  27-29 November 2008

  24. “Public sector resource allocation and inter-generational equity: Evidence for India based on National Transfer Accounts”, 83rd Annual Conference of the Western Economic Association International, organized by Western Economic Association International:   Honolulu, Hawaii (USA), June 29 - 3 July 2008.  Co-authored with L. Ladusingh.

  25. “What does public sector contribute to National Transfer Accounts? Evidence for flow accounts for India 1999-00”, International Conference on Asia’s Dependency Transition: Intergenerational Transfers, Economic Growth, and Public Policy, organized by Nihon University Population Research Centre: Tokyo (Japan), 1-3 November 2007. Co-authored with L. Ladusingh

  26. “Ageing and National Transfer Accounts for India”, Invited Lecture for the Plenary Session I - Health and Development, XXIX Annual Conference of the Indian Association for the Study of Population, organized by IASP and Banaras Hindu University:  Varanasi (India),  26-28 October 2007

  27. “National Knowledge Commission on Higher Education”, National Seminar on National Knowledge Commission’s Recommendations on Higher Education, organized by Department of Higher Education, Government of Karnataka, and Bangalore University:  Bangalore (India), 19-20 September 2007

  28. “Construction of National Transfer Accounts for India: Methods, Initial Results, and Policy Implications", Fourth Annual Meeting of the National Transfer Accounts, organized by Center for Economics and Demography of Aging, University of California: Berkeley (USA),  19-20 January 2007: Co-authored with L. Ladusingh

  29. “Measurement of education variables in construction of Human Development Index in India’s Human Development Reports”, Technical Workshop on Human Development Statistics,  organized by Planning Commission (Government of India) and UNDP (New Delhi): Bangalore (India), 27-28 April 2006

  30. “Policy Reforms for the SME Development in the State of Karnataka”, Regional Convention on Policy Reforms for SME Development in SAARC Countriesorganized by Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka and Centre for Development Research: Colombo (Sri Lanka), 2-3 December 2005 

  31. “Revitalizing and Globalization: Lessons from  Bangalore (India)”,  International Conference for Revitalization & Globalization of Daegu-Gyeongbuk: Learning from Abroad,  Organized by Dae-Gyeong Research Institute: Daegu (Republic of  Korea), 9-10 November 2005

  32. “ICT Sector and Regional Economic Development: Evidence from Karnataka State”, Social Science and Development in Karnataka: A Vision for Public Action: A Multi-Disciplinary Conference, organized by Cornell University (Ithaca, USA) and ISEC: Bangalore (India), 12 June 2005

Recent research dissemination articles in English-language newspapers
  1. "How costly a failure would note ban be?", Business Standard, 30 December 2016

  2. "Will robots take our jobs?", The Financial Express, 06 December 2016

  3. "Why does demonetization cost for a common man?" (in Kannada language), Vijaya Karnataka, 18 November 2016.

  4. "Does B’luru need new School of Economics/”, The Deccan Herald, 16 November 2016.

  5. "Can universal pension scheme work?", The Deccan Herald, 27 June 2012.

  6. "Pensioners aren’t having a free lunch", The Hindu-Business Line, 20 June 2012.

  7. "Missing links in PPP for education", The Deccan Herald, 19 November 2009.

  8. "India and China Trade Relationship", BCCI Overseas Business Opportunities, November, 2009: http://www.bcic.org.in/newsletter/november09/newsletter.html

  9. "Power supply and competitiveness of SSIs in Karnataka", FKCCI Journal, 30 (9), September 2009: 16-20

  10. "Karnataka, model for private investment", The Deccan Herald, 4 May 2009.

  11. "Competitiveness of India and China", India-China People’s View Quarterly, 3(2), 2009: 4-5

  12. "India’s ICT Sector: What needs to be done more now?"  Global Communications Platform, Japanese Institute of Global Communications, Tokyo (Japan): 30 April 2008: http://www.glocom.org/special_topics/colloquium/20080430_narayama_india/

  13. "Mobile and fixed phone substitutability – Why does it matter for India?", The Hindu-Business Line, 4 April 2008.

  14. "Is India ready to reap demographic dividends?", The Hindu-Business Line, 20 June 2007.

  15. "What is ICT’s contribution to economic growth?", The Hindu-Business Line, 26 May 2007.

  16. "Complete dereservation may not be feasible", The Financial Express, 14 May 2007.

  17. "Preventing disabilities: Importance of awareness", The Hindu-Business Line, 17 March 2007.

  18. "New agenda for inclusive growth", The Deccan-Herald, 12 March 2007.

  19. "A Tale of Untold Realities", The Deccan-Herald, 9 February 2006.

  20. "Consumer Price Index for Telecom Services: Monitoring access to connectivity", The Hindu-Business Line, 16 February 2006.

  21. "The ICT sector in State on the upswing", The Deccan Herald, 16 November 2005.

  22. "Redefine their roles and functions for better delivery", The Financial Express, 28 October 2005.

  23. "Financing higher education – Law needed on cost-sharing", The Hindu Business Line, 24 February 2005.

  24. "Onward to public-private partnerships: The agenda for policy action in 2005-06", The Financial Express, 21 January 2005.

  25. "Streamline State’s admission process", The Deccan Herald, 10 January 10 2005.

Recent Research Projects Completed
  • UNIVERSAL OLD AGE PENSION IN INDIA: ESTIMATION OF ECONOMIC DEMAND, PUBLIC COST AND FINANCING OPTIONS, sponsored by the UNFPA (New Delhi) under the project on: Building Knowledge Base on Aging in India: Increased Awareness, Access and Quality of Elderly Services at INEC (Bengaluru): 2016

  • SOCIO-ECONOMIC ANALYSIS OF INCREASING RESILIENCE OF COFFEE PRODUCTION TO LEAF-RUST DISEASE, a part of the international project funded by the Common Fund for Commodities (Amsterdam) and International Coffee Organization (London) and sponsored through the Central Coffee Research Institute, Coffee Board (Bangalore). 2014

  • ESTIMATION OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE INVESTMENT AND CONSUMPTION OF GOODS AND SERVICES IN KARNATAKA STATE, sponsored by Planning Department and Finance Department, Government of Karnataka (Bangalore): 2011.

  • CONSTRUCTION OF NATIONAL TRANSFER ACCOUNTS FOR INDIA,  a collaborative research work for the international project on: Asia’s Dependency Transition: Intergenerational Equity, Poverty Alleviation and Public Policy, funded and  coordinated by the Nihon University Population Research Institute (Tokyo): 2009.

  • GLOBALIZATION AND URBAN GROWTH IN INDIA, sponsored by and undertaken at the Centre for International Research on the Japanese Economy, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan): 2008.

  • BACKGROUND PAPER ON FINANCING OF EDUCATION IN KARNATAKA, Capacity Building for the Preparation of SHDRs, UNDP (New Delhi) and Department of Planning, Government of Karnataka (Bangalore): 2005.

  • WTO AREEMENTS AND SMALL-SCALE INDUSTRIES IN KARNATAKA STATE: AN EXPLORATIVE STUDY OF CURRENT POLICY ISSUES AND INTERVENTIONS, AND FUTURE POLICY ALTERNATIVES, sponsored by the Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Karnataka (Bangalore): 2004.

  • CONSUMER DEMAND FOR TELECOM SERVICES IN KARNATAKA AND GOA, sponsored by the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India (New Delhi): 2004

On-going research project/topics
  • FINANCIAL VIABILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY OF OLD AGE PENSION SCHEME FOR BUILDING AND OTHER CONSTRUCTION WORKERS IN KARNATAKA, sponsored by Karnataka Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Board, Government of Karnataka, Bengaluru 560029.

  • SELECT ECONOMIC ISSUES IN INDIA’S PUBLIC HEALTH EXPENDITURE: (a) AGE STRUCTURE TRANSITION AND HEALTH EXPENDITURE PROJECTIONS. (b) UNIVERSAL HEALTH COVERAGE POLICY AND FISCAL SUSTAINABILITY.

  • AGE STRUCTURE TRANSITIONPUBLIC EDUCATION SPENDING AND ECONOMIC GROWTH IN INDIA: NEW EVIDENCE AND IMPLICATION.

Contribution to public reports

  • REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON TEACHING ECONOMICS IN COMMERCE AND MANAGEMENT PROGRAMMES AT UNDERGRADUATE AND POSTGRADUATE LEVELS IN KARNATAKA, Karnataka State Council of Higher Education, Department of Higher Education, Government of Karnataka (Bangalore): 2014 (Co-authored with Professors K. Sudha Rao and R. Narayanaswamy)

Visiting fellowships and professorships

  • Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, University of Victoria, Victoria BC, Canada: January–June 2011

  • Visiting Scholar sponsored by International Development Research Centre (IDRC), for participation in the 41th Summer Seminar on Population Ageing and Generational Economy, East-West Centre, Honolulu, Hawaii (USA): June 2010.

  • Visiting Scholar, sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation, for participation in the 39th Summer Seminar on Population and workshop on Population, Development, and Policy:  A Follow-up Workshop: East-West Centre, Honolulu, Hawaii (USA): June-July 2008 

  • Visiting Professor, Center for International Research on the Japanese Economy, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo (Japan): December 2007 to April 2008

  • Visiting Scholar, sponsored by the MacArthur Foundation, for participation in the 38th Summer Seminar on Population and workshop on Population, Development, and Policy:  The Economic Payoffs of Population Change: East-West Centre, Honolulu, Hawaii (USA): May-June 2007 

Select recent membership held in public committees

Current membership

  • Editorial Board, Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies (John Wiley)

  • Karnataka State Audit Advisory Board, Indian Audit and Accounts Department, Government of India 

  • Technical Committee, Karnataka Evaluation Authority, Department of Planning, Government of Karnataka

  • Scientific Advisory Committee, Foundation for the Prevention of Disability

Recent past membership

  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Social and Economic Development (Springer): 2015

  • High Power Committee on Teaching Economics in Commerce and Management Education at Universities and Colleges in Karnataka State, State Council of Higher Education, Government of Karnataka

  • External Expert, Ph.D Doctoral  Committee in Economics, Bangalore University

  • Editorial Advisory Board, The Indian Economic Journal

  • Academic and Administrative Audit Committee, University of Mysore

  • Suvarna Karnataka Gazetteer’s Special Advisory Committee, Government of Karnataka

  • Steering Committee, Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industry

  • Task Force on Higher Education, Government of Karnataka

  • Core Group of Experts for Design of New Industrial Policy beyond 2006, Government of Karnataka

  • Chairman, Curriculum Revision Committee (Economics), Department of Pre-University Education, Government of Karnataka

  • Expert Group on State Domestic Product, Government of Karnataka

 

Dr. M.R. Narayana
Professor of Economics
Centre for Economic Studies and Policy
Institute for Social and Economic Change
Nagarabhavi P.O. BANGALORE-560072, India
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