Raghbendra Jha

Raghbendra Jha, PhD (Columbia), FWIF, is Professor of Economics and Executive Director Australia South Asia Research Centre,  Department of Economics, Crawford School, College of Asia and the Pacific, The Australian National University.   He has previously taught at Columbia University and Williams College in the US, Queen’s University (Canada), University of Warwick (UK) and Delhi School of Economics, Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore), and Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research in India.  He has authored or edited 23 books with major publishers including Routledge, Palgrave Macmillan and ANU Press.  He has more than one hundred papers in papers in refereed outlets including international scientific journals such as Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Energy Economics, Southern Economic Journal, Applied Economics,  Public Finance, Public Finance Review, Public Choice, Journal of Comparative Economics, Empirical Economics, Asian Economic Policy Review, Journal of Asian Economics, World Development, World Economy, and International Review of Applied Economics, and in chapters in refereed books by publishers such as Oxford University Press.  He is on the editorial board of major economics journals including International Tax and Public Finance and Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies. He has consulted for, among others, the World Bank, the UN, UNDP, the ADB, IFAD, and DFID.  His research has been funded by major organizations such as Shastri Indo-Canadian Foundation, the Government of India, the MacArthur Foundation (Chicago),  DFID (UK), the Australian Research Council, the AusAID,  and IDRC (Canada). His research and teaching interest are in Public Economics, Macroeconomics, Development Economics and Environmental Economics and his regional specialty is South Asia, particularly India.

The First Ten K R Narayanan Orations »

Essays by Eminent Persons on the Rapidly Transforming Indian Economy

Edited by: Raghbendra Jha
Publication date: September 2006
The rapidly transforming Indian economy has thrown up a number of possibilities as well as several challenges with profound implications for India’s vast population as well as globally. The K R Narayanan Oration Series at the Australia South Asia Research Centre in The Australian National University has been devoted to in-depth examination of this important issue by leading experts. The present volume collects the first ten essays in this series. Contributors include Dr Raja Chelliah, Dr U R Rao, Prof. Jagdish Bhagwati, Mr P. Chidambaram, Dr C. Rangarajan, Lord Meghnad Desai, Prof. Pranab Bardhan, Dr Vijay Kelkar, Dr M S Swaminathan, and Dr K. Kasturirangan. The essays cover a broad array of topics from various aspects of economic reforms, the political economy of India’s development, the role of agriculture in India’s food security and the role of space research in India’s economic development. His Excellency Dr Narayanan and his successor as President of India, His Excellency Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, have provided introductory messages to the orations.