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Dr Vijayamohanan Pillai N
Record First Rank in MA Economics of University of Kerala, India, 1986
University Grants Commission Junior/Senior Research Fellow National Eligibility Test (Economics), 1986
Highly commended PhD Dissertation (Department of Econometrics, University of Madras, Chennai, India)
Books: Five + Two e-books
Working papers: 42
Articles (in National and International Journals and Edited Books): 32 + Three in
Malayalam (native language)
(a) Original theoretical and empirical contributions to Markov Chain
Model (in the context of analysis of (i) inflation and (ii) human
development-growth nexus), Peak Load Pricing, Reliability Analysis,
and Aggregation Theory.
(b) Reinterpretation of the concept of (i) Human Development and Public
Action in the context of Kerala State of India and (ii) Local Dynamics
of Social Security with empirical exercises for India.
Completed Major Projects:
Three (Ford Foundation; Harvard University along with Sanskriti Foundation,
New Delhi, India; and Planning Commission of India)
One ongoing (Energy Management Centre, Government of Kerala)
Teaching at CDS
1. Mathematics (M Phil: 2002 -03 to 2010-11; MA 2012-13; 2013-14).
2. Basic Econometrics (M Phil 2009-10 onwards; MA 2014 - onwards)
3. Topics in Applied Econometrics: Time Series and Panel Data Analysis (M Phil:2002-03 onwards).
4. Macroeconomics (M Phil 2005-06; 2008-09)
5. Economics of Project Evaluation (MA 2014- 2016)
Research Supervision at CDS
M Phil: 22
Ph D: 14 (Six Awarded; Eight ongoing).
KN Raj Fellowships: 11
Summer Internships: 74.
As a member of the Core Group that prepared the Human Development Report of Kerala 2005, I prepared three background papers and rewrote most of the Report and drafted the ‘Acknowledgements’ section.
As Associate Coordinator of the M Phil Programme at CDS, I was actively involved in designing the new M Phil curriculum in 2003-2004 and in preparing and bringing out the MPhil Programme Handbook.
Involved in preparing and fine-tuning the syllabi of the following papers for M A
Programme at CDS in 2011-2012: Mathematics for Economics, Econometrics:
Theory and Applications, Topics in Applied Econometrics, History of Economic
Thought, and Statistics: Theory and Applications.
Member of different committees.
Different Universities’ PhD Thesis evaluator and Viva Voce Board chairman.
Special Talks in Malayalam on All India Radio, Trivandrum, Kerala: Three
Conferences/Training Programme Coordination: Five
Conferences/Workshops/ External Teaching (Select): 244
Book manuscripts Review for Science Publishing Group, USA
Articles reviewed for
International Journal of Energy and Power Engineering;
American Journal of Theoretical and Applied Statistics
American Journal of Electrical Power and Energy Systems
Innovation and Development
Gender, Technology and Development
Amity Journal of Economics
Migration and Development Journal
Economic and Political Weekly