T. N. Srinivasan
Yale University
T. N. Srinivasan is a Ph.D. from and Samuel C. Park, Jr. Professor of Economics Emeritus and Professor Emeritus in International and Area Studies at Yale University. He is currently Honorary Visiting Professor at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Formerly a Professor, and later Research Professor, at the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi (1964-1977), he has taught at numerous universities in the US. His research interests include the Indian Economy, International Trade, Development, Agricultural Economics and Microeconomic Theory. He has published extensively in these areas. His most recent book on India was Growth, Sustainability and India's Economic Reforms published by Oxford India. His other books on India include Reintegrating India with the World Economy with Suresh D. Tendulkar in 2003, Eight Lectures on India's Economic Reforms, (New Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2000), Agriculture, Growth and Redistribution of Income: Policy Analysis with a General Equilibrium Model of India, co-authored with N. S. S. Narayana and K. Parikh, (Amsterdam: North Holland and Bombay: Allied  Publishers, 1991) and Foreign Trade Regimes and Economic Development: India, co-authored with Jagdish Bhagwati, (Columbia University Press, New York, NY, 1975). He has co-edited several books including Federalism and Economic Reform: International Perspectives, co-edited with Jessica Seddon Wallack (New York: Cambridge UP, 2006), Frontiers in Applied General Equilibrium Modeling: Essays in Honor of Herbert Scarf, co-edited with Timothy J. Kehoe and John Whalley (New York: Cambridge UP, 2005), Poverty and Income Distribution in India, co-edited with P. K. Bardhan, (Statistical Publishing Society, Calcutta, India, 1974), and Scheduling the Operations of the Bhakra System, co-authored with B. S. Minhas, K. S. Parikh, S. A. Marglin and T. E. Weisskopf, (Statistical Publishing Society, Calcutta, India, 1972).

He is a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences and Fellow of the American Philosophical Society, the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was named Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association in 2003 and was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award of the Government of India in 2007. In 1975 he was awarded the Mahalanobis Memorial Medal (International Award) of the Indian Econometric Society.

Articles By T. N. Srinivasan
Minimum standard of living for all Indians
Posted On: 30 Sep 2016

In this article, T.N. Srinivasan, Samuel C. Park, Jr. Professor Emeritus of Economics, Yale University, contends that the idea of an assured minimum income for all citizens of India was being discussed as early as the 1960s, but could not be implemented then on account of certain circumstances.

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Building a new house, returning to an original foundation
Posted On: 05 Nov 2014

Most commentators in the Planning Commission debate believe that the new body should be some form of national think-tank focusing on the technical function of formulating an economy-wide strategic vision. In this article, Seddon and Srinivasan argue that the choice of strategic vision is political as well as technical, and make a case for a strengthened Inter-State Council to succeed the Commission and perform both roles.
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