Professor of Economics of Ashoka University and Senior Fellow of IIM Kozhikode
Pulapre Balakrishnan educated at Moscow, Madras and New Delhi, and trained as an economist at Oxford and Cambridge. He is best known for his books 'Pricing and Inflation in India' and 'Economic Growth in India: History and Prospect'. He has held appointments at Worcester College of Oxford University, Indian Statistical Institute at Delhi and the Indian Institute of Management at Kozhikode. He has served as Country Economist for Ukraine at the World Bank and as a consultant to the ILO, RBI & UNDP. During 2010-13, he was Director of Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram. Currently Professor of Economics of Ashoka University and Senior Fellow of IIM Kozhikode, he has for over twenty-five years by now intervened in the public discussion on India's economy via his popular writing. Balakrishnan is a recipient of the Malcolm Adiseshiah Award for Distinguished Contribution to Development Studies (2014). Details of his publications may be found at www.pulaprebalakrishnan.in.