C.P. Chandrasekhar

Senior Research Fellow

C. P. Chandrasekhar was engaged in teaching and research at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi for more than 30 years. He has also served as Visiting Senior Lecturer, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; Executive Editor of Deccan Herald Group of Publications Bangalore; Consultant, Bureau of Industrial Costs and Prices, Ministry of Industry, Govt. of India, and Research Associate, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum. His areas of interest include the role of finance and industry in development and the experience with fiscal, financial and industrial policy reform in developing countries. Besides articles in academic journals, his publications include authored/co-authored books titled Crisis as Conquest: Learning from East Asia (Orient Longman), The Market that Failed: Neo-Liberal Economic Reforms in India (Leftword Books) Demonetisation Decoded: A Critique of India's Currency Experiment (Routledge) and Karl Marx’s Capital and the Present: Four Essays (Tulika Books). He is a regular economic columnist for Frontline (titled Economic Perspectives), Business Line (Macroscan) and the Economic and Political Weekly (H. T. Parekh Finance Column). He has served as a consultant with a host of international organisations such as UNDP, ILO, UNCTAD, ESCAP, ADB and ECLAC. He received, in 2009, the Malcolm Adiseshaiah Award presented annually to a social scientist for his or her contribution to development studies.

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