CP Chandrasekhar

Professor of Economics

Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

C. P. Chandrasekhar is a Professor at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has co-authored Crisis as Conquest: Learning from East Asia (2001) and is a regular columnist for Frontline Magazine and Businessline: Financial Daily. His area of expertise is applied macroeconomics and development economics with focus on industry and finance. He was awarded the Malcolm Adiseshaiah Award for 2009, presented to an outstanding social scientist for his or her contribution to economics and development studies. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs), an international network of economists engaged in the promotion of teaching and research using heterodox approaches to economic issues as well as a member of the Executive Committee of the World Economics Association.

His recent publications include: "Structural Adjustment and India" (co-authored with Prabhat Patnaik), Economic and Political Weekly, November 25, 1995; "Economic Consequences of the Abolition of Child Labour: An India Case Study," Journal of Peasant Studies, April 1997; "The Diffusion of Information Technology: The Indian Experience" in Social Scientist, July-August 2003; ICTs and Indian Economic Development: Economy, Work, Regulation (2005); "Must Banks be Publicly Owned?" Economic and Political Weekly, March 28-April 3, 2009; and "The costs of ‘coupling’: The global crisis and the Indian economy", (co-authored with Jayati Ghosh), Cambridge Journal of Economics, 2009.