N. R. Bhanumurthy

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Prof N. R. Bhanumurthy has taken charge as a first Vice-Chancellor of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar School of Economics University, Bengaluru (BASE University). He is currently on leave from NIPFP, New Delhi, where he was a Professor since 2009. Prior to this he worked as Assistant Professor and Associate Professor at Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi.

His research areas are macro-monetary economics, fiscal policy, international money & finance, macroeconomic modeling and development economics. In these areas he has authored over 70 research papers and five books. He had brief stints at UNESCAP, Bangkok and at UNDP RCC at Colombo as Macroeconomist. He was a Visiting Fellow at MSH, Paris, Mcgill University, Montreal and ADB, Manila. He has been a consultant to UN-DESA (New York), UN-ESCWA (Beirut), UNDP-Nepal, UNDP-Bhutan, UNESCAP, ILO, the World Bank, and ADB India.

He has served on over 22 government committees constituted by Finance Ministry, Ministry of Statistics, Ministry of Rural Development, National Statistical Commission, erstwhile Planning Commission, NITI Aayog, RBI, Government of Karnataka, among others. Currently he is serving on ‘Advisory Committee on Ways and Means Advances to State Governments’ constituted by RBI; Advisory Committee on National Accounts Statistics’ constituted by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation; ‘High Level Committee on Monitoring and Evaluation’ by Ministry of Rural Development, GoI. Dr Bhanumurthy has been the Secretary of the Indian Econometric Society since 2006 and also Managing Trustee of Indian Economic Association Trust for Research and Development since 2010.

He has received two prestigious awards: Mahalanobis Memorial Medal (National) Award for the year 2014 for his outstanding contributions to the field of quantitative economics in India; and “VKRV Rao Prize in Social Sciences (Economics)” for the year 2015, for high quality research and for significant contributions to social science research in India.