Initiating Council

This is taken from the 1999 effort. It is clearly outdated, but a good starting point for further effort.


Initiating Council

The list is in alphabetical order by last name

  1. Shyam Agarwal, IAS
    Ph.D. student, Economics, USC.
  2. Dr. Mukul Asher
    Associate Professor of Economics and Public Policy
    Dept. Of Economics
    National University of Singapore
  3. Dr.Bharati Basu
    Associate Professor,
    Central Michigan University, USA
  4. Dr.Atin Basuchoudhary
    Assistant Professor,
    Virginia Military Institute
  5. Dr. Rajeev Bhattacharya
    Assistant Professor,
    Australian Graduate School of Management
    The University of New South Wales
    Sydney 2052 Australia
  6. Dr. Sugato Bhattacharya
    Assistant Professor of Finance, Univ of Michigan Business School,
    Ann Arbor, MI 48109
  7. Dr.Basudeb Biswas,
    Professor, Economics
    Utah State University,USA
  8. Dr.Subir Bose,
    Assistant Professor, Economics
    Iowa State University,
    Ames, IA, USA
  9. Dr. Atreya Chakraborty,
    Assistant Professor, Economics
    Graduate School of International Economics and Finance
    Brandeis University
    Waltham, MA 02154
  10. Dr.Bibek Debroy,
    Director, Rajeev Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies,
    Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Jawahar Bhavan,
    New Delhi
  11. Dr. Swarna Dyuti Dutt,
    Associate Professsor, State University of West Georgia, USA.
  12. Rishi Garg,
    Stanford University.
  13. Dr.Soumen N. Ghosh
    Associate Professor,
    Department of Economics & International Business,
    New Mexico State University Las Cruces, NM, USA.
  14. Dr. Aditya Goenka
    Reader, Department of Economics, University of Essex, UK,
  15. Dr. Anil Gupta
    Indian Institute of Management,
  16. Atul Gupta, IAS
    Ph.D. student, Economics, USC.
  17. Yazad Jal
    M.A. student, Economics, University of Bombay.
  18. Dr. A.J. James
    Principal Consultant (Environmental & Resource Economics),
    Ecotech Services (ETS), New Delhi.
  19. Dr. Kishore Kulkarni,
    Professor of Economics,
    Metropolitan State College of Denver and
    the University of Colorado-Boulder, USA
  20. N. Arvind Kumar,
  21. Dr. Krishna Kumar
    Assistant Professor,
    Finance and Business Economics,
    Marshall School of Business,
    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA, USA
  22. Dr. Deepak Lal
    Professor, Economics, UC at Los Angeles, USA
  23. Ms. Iris Madeira
    Consultant, and President, Association of Youth for A better India,
  24. Dr. Ganesh Kumar Nidugala,
    Associate Professor of Economics
    Indian Institute of Management,
    Indore, India
  25. Dr. Sebastian Morris
    Indian Institute of Management,
    Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, India
  26. S.V.Raju
    Director, Project for Economic Education
    and Editor, Freedom First
  27. Dr. Jaishankar Raman
    Asst. Professor,
    Department of Economics,
    Valparaiso University, IN, USA
  28. Dr. Lakshmi Raut
    Professor and Research Associate,
    Department of Economics, University of Chicago
  29. Dr. Debraj Ray
    Professor of Economics
    Department of Economics, Boston University
  30. Dr. Vijayendra Rao
    Asst.Professor, Dept. of Economics,
    Williams College
  31. Dr. Ranjan Ray
    Prof. of Economics at the Univ. of Tasmania
    Hobart, Australia
  32. Dr. Subroto Roy
    Vinod Gupta School of Management
    Indian Institute of Technology
    Kharagpur, India 721 302.
  33. Sanjeev Sabhlok, IAS
    ABD, University of Southern California, USA
  34. Dr.Atulya Sarin
    Associate Professor of Finance
    Leavey School of Business, UC at Santa Clara
  35. C.V.S.K. Sarma, IAS
    ABD, University of Southern California
  36. Dr. Jati K. Sengupta
    Univ. of California,
    Santa Barbara
  37. Gautam Sethi
    Graduate student, Economics, Universityh of California, Berkeley
  38. Dr.Ajay Shah
    Assistant Professor,
    Indira Gandhi Institute
    Bombay, India
  39. Dr. Parth Shah
    University of Michingan-Dearborn
  40. Dr. Tridib Sharma,
    Assistant Professor,
    Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM)
  41. Dr. Ved Sharma,
    Professor and Chair,
    Department of Economics,
    Mankato State University
    Mankato MN, USA
  42. Dr. Kuldeep Shastri
    The Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business,
    University of Pittsburgh
  43. Dr. Nirvikar Singh
    Department of Economics,
    University of California,
    Santa Cruz
  44. Dr. Dipendra Sinha
    Director of Graduate Studies in Economics,
    Maquarie University,
  45. Dr. Tapen Sinha
    Seguros Comercial America Chair Professor of Risk Management and Insurance
    (Director, Masters of Risk Management and Insurance Program)
    Departamento Academico de Actuaria y Seguros
    Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM)
  46. Dr. Raman Srivastava,
    Research Economist
    Economic and Industry Analysis Division
    Policy Branch, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa
  47. Dr. Sridhar Sundaram
    Associate Professor,
    School of Business,
    Emporia State University, Emporia, KS
  48. Dr.P.V. Viswanath
    Pace University, NY, USA
  49. Dr. Kiran Wadhwa,
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  • Dear Shri Sanjeev Sablok ,

    Happy to see your efforts to float a forum for the economists of this country . Sending to you some matter , hope you will read it and send to your economists friends to have their frank , personal and unofficial opinion . About me …I am Shiv Raaj Ratnam Global Chairman of SHARP GROUP based in Mumbai . You can see our website

    Alternative Investment Funds conglameration
    Funds of following nature to be based in
    Russia , Ukraine , Bangladesh , Israel , Mauritius ,UAE and India for investment in the following sectors in India.

    • Reality Fund ( in the developed real estate )
    • Infrastructure Funds ( in power projects)
    • Sports Fund (in the development of sports and sports infrastructure )
    • Venture Capital Fund ( providing seed capital to new corporate entities)
    • Media Fund ( providing funds to cinema ,electronic media )
    These shall be closed ended Alternative Investment Funds with fixed return of 200 % money in 5 years .It shall be free from market risks as it shall be backed by additional collateral security 100% on investment and 100% on returns . So for an investment in the Fund with 100 crores there shall be exclusive mortgage of land valued at 200 crores .

    So it is going to be fixed income fully secured investment .
    The salient features of this Fund is it shall have a Board of Governors from India and abroad who shall be internationally acclaimed economists , bankers and finance experts .It shall be registered in these countries with same name .Inflow of money from abroad into India will boost the economy to a great extent .The funds shall not be used to finance any project of the international sponsor in India.
    What concessions and incentives can the SEBI give to such an initiative ?

    Hope to get your reply soon .

    Best wishes

    Shiv Raaj Ratnam

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