Parma Chakravartti is with the Health Policy Research Unit, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi and is working on issues related to health financing in India.
Dr. Chakravartti holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University. Her doctoral research is on the growth and distributive effects of fiscal policies in India.
She has worked as an Assistant Professor in Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation, Kerala and School of Liberal Studies, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar University, Delhi. Her areas of interests are public finance, macroeconomics and development economics and she has worked in various government organizations, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, Planning Commission of India in Financial Resources Division, Fourteenth Finance Commission and Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi. Dr. Chakravartti also holds an interest in Time Series Econometrics. She has delivered lectures on Time Series Econometrics for IES-Officer Trainees in IES Unit at Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi.
Her research publications are in the area of forecasting GDP growth for India, issues on debt and deficits in India in reputed journals.
Dr Md Zakaria Siddiqui is currently working as an Economist at Department of Social Services, Government of Australia.
Prior to this, Dr Siddiqui served as an Associate Professor at GIFT and other prominent institutes such as BITS Hyderabad,Institute of Economics and Peace,University of South Australia and IDSK Kolkatta.
He has carried out Data driven Applied Economics and Public Policy research with themes such as Inclusive Growth, Public
Health and Nutrition; Informal labour, Women and Work; Political Economy of Energy Sector Policies;
Energy Poverty; Skilled Migration and Development; Positive Peace as a predictor of political/social
instability; and Development and Democracy.
Santosh Kumar Dash holds the position of Assistant Professor in the Economics Area at the Institute of Finance Rural Management Anand (IRMA), Anand. His research focuses on empirical macroeconomics and public finance issues. He studies issues such as inflation, growth, and current account sustainability in macroeconomics, and state finance, GST, and debt sustainability in public finance.
His scholarly investigations encompass a diverse array of topics within macroeconomics, including but not limited to inflation dynamics, and the sustainability of current account balances. His research also extends to the realm of public finance, where he studies the state finance, the Goods and Services Tax (GST), and the sustainability of public debt.
He earned his PhD in Economics from Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR), Chennai. Previously he has worked at has worked as an Assistant Professor at the Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation, Kerala, IFMR LEAD, Chennai; Center of Excellence in Fiscal Policy and Taxation (CEFT), Bhubaneswar; Research and Information Systems for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi; National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi; Institute of Economic Growth (IEG), New Delhi; and Foundation for Public Economics and Policy Research in various research positions.
His research work has been published in several journals including Economic Modelling, Journal of Quantitative Economics, Economics Bulletin, and Economic and Political Weekly. He has also presented his research work at a number of national and international conferences. He has served as a referee to the journals Economic Modelling, Empirical Economics, and International Economics.
Links to his academic handles are Google Scholar andIDEAS RePEc. Moreover, he consistently shares his perspectives on economic matters through regular contributions to leading English dailies like The Hindu and Business Line.