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NameProf. B A Prakash
Present Position Chairman, 5th State Finance Commission, Kerala
Mobile No +91 9447654436
Emailchairmanfsfc.fin@kerala.gov.in
Educational QualificationsMA, PhD in Economics, University of Kerala
Recent Positions (2010-14)
Chairman, Kerala Public Expenditure Review Committee, Government of Kerala (2012-14)
Chairman, Working Group on Food Security, Formulation of 12th Five year Plan, Kerala State Planning Board (2012)
Member, Committee for Preparing a Panel of Candidates for Appointment of Vice Chancellor, Central University of Kerala (2014)
Member, Kerala State Fare Revision Committee (2013-14)
Member, Technical Advisory Committee, Kerala State Strategic Statistical plan (2013-14)
Member Working Group on Education,12th Five Year Plan, Kerala State Planning Board (2012)
Professor, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Development Studies, Trivandrum (2010-14)
Member, General & Executive Council, National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad (2012-14)
Academic Positions held
Professor & Head of Department of Economics, University of Kerala (2003-2008)
Professor of Economics, University of Kerala (1999-2003)
Reader and Head, Department of Economics, University of Calicut (1990)
Professor of Economics, University of Calicut (1990-1999)
Post-Doctoral fellow at Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum (1980-82 and 1986-1989)
(a) ICSSR Young Social Scientist Fellow (1980-82)
(b) UGC Career Award Fellow (1986-1989)
PhD Research Guide of University of Kerala (since 1999) & University of Calicut (since 1979)
Produced 15 PhD's so far
Membership in Expert Committees
National Subject Expert in Economics in UPSC,UGC, KPSC and different universities in India (1990-2008)
Member, Governing Body, Center for Development Studies (2004-2008)
Member, Working Group on Non-Banking Finance Companies, Kerala State Planning Board (2004-05)
Member Research Team on Gulf Migration Study of UAE (2001-2002), Government of Kerala
Member, Working Group on Education,10th Five Year Plan, Kerala State Planning Board (2002)
Member, Working Group on Housing, Labour and Labour Welfare, Social Security, Welfare and Woman Development,10th Five Year Plan, Kerala State Planning Board (2002)
Member, Task Force on Labour and Labour Welfare, 8th Five Year Plan, Kerala State Planning Board, 1989
Member, Task Force on Road Transport, 8th Five Year Plan, Kerala State Planning Board, 1989
Research Reports on Local Self Government Institutions
Report of the Study on Mandatory functions, Social Welfare Schemes and maintenance of Assets of LSGI's in Kerala ,Report prepared for 3rd State Finance Commission, Kerala (2005)
Research Report on 'Effectiveness of Service Delivery in Panchayat Raj Institutions in Kerala, RGIDS and NIRD (2013)
Edited Books
The Indian Economy since 1991: Economic Reforms and Performance Second Revised Edition, Pearson (2012)
The Indian Economy Since 1991: Economic Reforms and Performance, Pearson (2009)
Kerala's Economic Development: Performance and Problems in the Post-Liberalisation Period, Sage Publications(2004)
Kerala's Economic Development: Issues and Problems, Sage Publications (1999)
Kerala's Economy: Performance, Problems, Prospects, Sage Publications (1994)
Kerala`s Development Issues in the New Millennium, Serials Publications (2008)
Indian Migration to the Middle East: Trends, Patterns and Socio-Economic Impacts, Spell Bound Publications (1998)
Poverty in Kerala :Features and Poverty Alleviation Schemes (Malayalam), Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Development Studies (2012)
Research papers published
22 Research papers were published on Economic issues in leading International and National journals
Articles in dailies & magazines
Nearly 100 articles on economic issues were published in leading dailies and magazines in Malayalam and English during last four decades