Institute for Social and Economic Change
 

Krishna Raj

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Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Policy (CESP)

Area of Specialisation

  • Environmental Economics

  • Ecological and Resource Economics

  • Urban Economics: Climate change, Water supply and Demand Management Bangalore and New York Cities,

  • Sustainable Development: Economics of air pollution, Traffic congestion, Low Carbon Economy, Green GDP, Biodiversity Conservation in Western Ghats

  • Valuation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Water and Forests,

  • Economic valuation of Ecotourism in Bandipura and Nagarhole National Parks

  • Biodiversity Conservation and Traditional Environmental Knowledge

  • Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPs) and Biodiversity Conservation

  • Economic Instruments for Environmental Conservation

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Academic Qualification
  • B.A. (History, Economics and Political Science) from Mysore University,  Mysore, India with first Class (61 Per cent) in 1993

  • M.A. in Economics with specialization in Environmental Economics, First Class (63 Per cent) From Mysore University, Mysore, India in 1995

  • Ph.D in Economics (Environmental Economics), University of Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka, India, in 2005

  • Title of the Ph.D Thesis and Guide: “Forests, Environment and Local Community: A Case Study of Coorg (Kodagu) District” under the Guidance of Prof. B.S.Sreekantaradhya, Former Professor of Economics, DOS in Economics and Cooperation, University of Mysore, Mysore. Thesis available in the following website: http://203.200.22.249:8080/jspui/bitstream/123456789/271/1/Forestsenvironment_local_community_kodagu.pdf

Other Qualification:        

  • State Level Eligibility Test (SLET) cleared in 1996

Visiting/ Chair Professorship

  • Visited University of San Francisco, San Francisco, USA, during May-June, 2014 on Invitation from the Department of Environmental Studies Program and Department of Sociology.

  • ICCR Chair Professor at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea by Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India for the year Sept, 2011- August, 2012

  • Visiting Scholar,  Watershed Institute, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, During 2013-2014

  • Delivered Special Lecture at Department of Economics, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire on “Unravelling of Economic Realisms: Traverse from Mercantilism to Globalisation” on 16th Sept, 2013. http://www.uwec.edu/Econ/news/EconomicsResearchSeminarSeries.htm

  • Delivered special lecture at Department of Watershed, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire on the topic “Water Worshipped, But Not Valued: India’s Untold Reality” on 17th September, 2013.

Fellowship: Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) Fellowship

  • SRTT fellowship for undertaking collaborative Research between University of Wisconsin (USA) and ISEC on the topic ‘Climate change and Efficiency of Urban Water Supply and Demand Management in Bangalore and New York Cities: A Comparative Study (2013-2014).

Membership in Important Committees:
  • Member of the Expert Committee of Government of Karnataka to examine the problems of Karnataka State Open University (KSOU)

  • Member of an High Level Committee of Government of Karnataka to Prepare a Report on the Backwardness, Inadequacy of Representation and Impact of Reservation on the Overall Administrative Efficiency in the State of Karnataka with regard to the Reservation in Promotion to SCs/STs in State Civil Services.

  • Member for an expert committee constituted by Bangalore University for the establishment of Bangalore School of Economics now Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar School of Economics (BASE).

  • Expert interview for a Documentary Film on the River Cauvery River produced by the Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum, Government of India, Bangalore, India www.vismuseum.gov.in/

  • Expert committee to review and recommend Social Impact Assessment and Management Report of Tumkur-Davangere Railway Project.

On-going research project
  1. Social Justice and Empowerment for the Nava Karnataka Vision 2025 Document, Sponsored by Government of Karnataka through KPMG http://navakarnataka2025.in/site/en

  2. Improving Farmers’ Income and Welfare in Karnataka Sponsored by the Karnataka Agricultural Price Commission (KAPC)

  3. “Climate change and Efficiency of Urban Water Supply and Demand Management in Bangalore and New York Cities” sponsored by ICSSR, New Delhi for the year 2013-2016

  4. Collaborative Research between ISEC and Dr. David Soll, University of Wisconsin (USA) and ISEC on the topic ‘Climate change and Efficiency of Urban Water Supply and Demand Management in Bangalore and New York Cities: A Comparative Study (2013-2014).

Report of Study Findings in "Bangalore Mirror" Dated 21st January 2014:

 http://epaper.timesofindia.com/Default/Client.asp?Daily=BGMIR&showST=true&login=
default&pub=MM&Enter=true&Skin=MIRRORNEW  

 http://in.news.yahoo.com/so-you-thought-you-knew-why-your-city-has-a-water-shortage-and-
needs-a-new-dam-070833862.html#

 http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/bengaluru-wastes-nearly-50-water-supply-from-cauvery/
story-Eqn0wQsVTHbj2bPsWCsNiJ.html

Selected Publications

Books

  1. Krishna Raj and Vinaya Angadi (2017) The Political-Economy of Rent Seeking and Fiasco of Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Project (BMICP), Social and Economic Change Monograph Series, published by ISEC, Bangalore forthcoming.

  2. Krishna Raj (2014) Green Business for Greening Karnataka: A Study of Coir Industry, Social and Economic Change Monograph Series No. 35, November, 2014, ISBN 81-7791-134-1 published by ISEC, Bangalore

  3. Krishna Raj (2011) Biodiversity, Indigenous Environmental Knowledge and IPRs: Theoretical and Policy Perspective, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany (2011) ISBN:978-3-8443-0978-2

  4. Krishna Raj (2008) Forests, Environment and Local community: A Special Reference to Western Ghats of India, By Manak Publication Private Ltd, New Delhi (2008). ISBN No. 978-817831-166-1

State Government Reports

  1. "Water Resources and Irrigation Management for the State of Environment Report for Karnataka-2015, MOEF, Government of India and Department of Forest 4 Environment and Ecology Government of Karnataka, and EMPRI, Government of Karnataka ongoing

  2. "Report on Backwardness, Inadequacy of Representation and Administrative Efficiency in Karnataka regarding Reservation in Promotion to SCs/STs in State Civil Services", The task entrusted to the High-level Committee by the Government of Karnataka, (GOK, DPAR No. 182 Dated 22-3-2017).

  3. “Water Resource Management in Karnataka” in State of Environment Report for Karnataka-2011, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India and Department of Ecology, Environment and Forests, and EMPRI, Government of Karnataka.
     http://parisaramahiti.kar.nic.in/SoER.asp

  4. "Economic Instruments for Environmental Conservation” in State of Environment Report for Karnataka-2011, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India and Department of Ecology, Environment and Forests, and EMPRI, Government of Karnataka.
    http://parisaramahiti.kar.nic.in/SoER.asp

  5. Economic Survey of Karnataka 2010-2011, contributed for Chapter 5 on “Natural Resources and Environment” published by Programme Monitoring and Statistics Department, Government of Karnataka (2011)

  6. "Status of Water Supply and Sanitation in Bangalore city” in State of Environment Report for Bangalore City-2008, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India and Dept of Ecology, Environment and Forests, Government of Karnataka. Report available in the following website:

http://parisaramahiti.kar.nic.in/soerbangalore2008.html

National News Paper coverage on the project finding:

50 p.c. of Cauvery water lost in transit, "The Hindu" Front Page http://www.hindu.com/2009/06/06/stories/2009060660800100.htm

Drying sources tell parched tale "Times of India" Front Page

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Bangalore/Drying-sources-tell- parched-tale/articleshow/4619034.cms  

Afforestation immediate action point " Times of India"

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Cities/Bangalore/Afforestation-
immediate-action-point/articleshow/4618561.cms

Articles

  1. Krishna Raj with Dhananjaya K (2017) Assessing the Inter Bank Disparity in Non- Performing Assets (NPAs) Management in Indian Public Sector Banks International Journal of Financial Management Volume 7 Issue 2 & 3 April & July 2017.

  2. Krishna Raj (2016) “Economics of Water: Understanding India’s Water Balance in a Globalized Economy” Productivity Journal Vol. 57 No 4, January-March 2017.

  3. Krishna Raj and Dhananjaya (2017) “Genuine Saving and Sustainable Development” Review of Development & Change, Vol. XXI No.2, July-December 2016.

  4. Krishna Raj and Dhanajaya K (2016) “Dynamic Interaction between Foreign Portfolio Investment (FPI), Domestic Institutional Investors (DIIs) and Stock Market Returns in India in the Edited book on “Financial Sector Reforms in India” by Govindappa G T et al. published by Niruta publications Pvt Ltd.

  5. Krishna Raj and Dhananjaya K (2016) "Testing for the Long-run Sustainability of Economic Growth of Selected Countries using Genuine Saving Rate Approach” published in International Journal of Finance

  6. Krishna Raj (2015) Urbanization and Water Supply: An Analysis of Unreliable Water Supply in Bangalore City, India in edited book by INSEE on “ Nature Economy and Society” published by Springer, New Delhi.

  7. Krishna Raj (2014) "Intellectual Property Rights and Protection of Indigenous Environmental Knowledge: Evidences from India" in edited book on Traditional Environmental Knowledge and Biodiversity by R N Pati et al., published by Sarup Book Publishers pvt ltd New Delhi.

  8. Krishna Raj (2013) “Sustainable Urban Habitats and Urban Water Supply: Accounting for Unaccounted for Water in Bangalore city, India, in International Journal “Current Urban Studies” published by Scientific Research, Vol.1, No.4, 156-165  Print: ISSN-2328-4900, online: 2328-4919 http://www.scirp.org/journal/cus

  9. Krishna Raj and Ravi D R (2012) Air Pollution, Health Implications- An Insight to Urban Governance in International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Volume 05, No. 04 August, 2012 Pp. 1096-1099  ISSN 09745904

  10. Krishna Raj and Ravi D R (2012) Attributable ill health due to Urban Air Pollution – A Case Study of Bangalore City India in International Journal of Earth Sciences and Engineering, Volume 05, No. 03 June 2012 Pp. 479-483 ISSN 0974 5904

  11. Krishna Raj, (2012):  Sustainable Urban Habitats and Urban Water Supply: Accounting for Unaccounted for Water in Bangalore city, India, INSEE Conference, Hyderabad, Conference volume 2012.

  12. Krishna Raj (2012) Research paper entitled “Economics of Forest Dependence: The Evidences from Nagarhole National Park, Western Ghats of Karnataka” in edited volume on “Governing Forest Resources for Economic Outcome” edited by Dr. Somnath Ghosal, Manak Publication PVT limited, New Delhi.

  13. Krishna Raj (2009) “Green Business for Greening Karnataka” in FKCC Journal 30th Volume, Issue 12, December, 2009.

  14. Krishna Raj (2010) Property Rights and Deforestation in Western Ghats of India in edited book entitled “Ecological Economics: An Approach towards Socioeconomic and Environmental Sustainability” edited by Sunil Nautiyal and Bibhu Prasad Nayak, Published by Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, 2010

  15. Krishna Raj (2009) “Where all the water has gone? Neither supply-side nor demand-side urban water management in Bangalore City, India” edited by F Doulati Ardejani in Conference proceeding of the “International conference on Water Resources (ICWR) Published by Shahrood university of Technology, Shahrood, Iran, 2009 pp 2-9. http://www.civilica.com/EnPaper-ICWR01-ICWR01_227.html

  16. Krishna Raj (2008) “The Economic Value of Indigenous Environmental Knowledge in Ensuring Sustainable Livelihood Needs and Protecting Local Ecological Services: A Case Study of Nagarhole National Park, India” in  IUFRO World Series Volume 21 on “Sustainable Forest Management and Poverty Alleviation: Roles of Traditional Forest-related Knowledge jointly published by IUFRO Task Force on Traditional Forest Knowledge, Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF and Asia-Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions (AFAFRI) 2008.

  17. Krishna Raj (2008) The Economic Value of Indigenous Environmental Knowledge in Protecting Local Ecological Services: A Case Study of Nagarhole National Park in edited volume brought out by Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS), 2008.

  18. Krishna Raj 2007) Ground water Users, wakeup: Danger Ahead: Message from Experts published in e-social science journal Mumbai Dated 4th October 2007.

  19.  Krishna Raj (2008) “Do Property Rights Really Influence Forest Conservation and Management in Western Ghat of India?” available at University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, England website: http://iasc2008.glos.ac.uk/conference%20papers/papers/N/Nanjundaiah_218501.pdf

  20. Krishna Raj (2005) The Role of Forests in Achieving Environmentally Sustainable Development (2005) in edited Book by H.K. Jyothi and M. Madhumathi

  21. Krishna Raj (2004) Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights and Protection of Indigenous Environmental Knowledge of Indigenous Communities (2004) in Conference Volume by G. Gopal Reddy, Department of Economics, Osmania University

Book Review

  1. Krishna Raj and Amira Tater (2014) Book review on "Reform of International Monetary System - The Palais Royal Initiative Edited by Jck T Boorman and Andre ICARD, in Journal of Social and Economic Development forthcoming

  2. Krishna Raj (2014): India Policy Forum 2012-13 Volume 9 by Shekhar Shah, Barry Bosworth and Arvind Panagariya in Journal of Social and Economic Development forthcoming

  3. Krishna Raj (2013): “Land Acquisition, Displacement and Resettlement in Gujarat, 1947-2004” By Lancy Lobo and Shashikant Kumar, Sage Publications India Pvt Ltd, New Delhi 2009 ISBN 9788178299389 in Journal of Social and Economic Development published by ISEC. forthcoming

  4. Krishan Raj (2012) “Economic Reforms in India and China: Emerging Issues and Challenges”  in Journal of Social and Economic Development, 2012 forthcoming

  5. Krishna Raj (2011) “Knowledge Economy: the Indian Challenge” in Journal of Social and Economic Development Volume: 13 Source Issue: 2 July-Dec, 2011.

Working Papers

  1. Krishna Raj (2013) "Where all the water has gone? Unreliable water supply in Bangalore City” Working paper No. 307, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, India

News Paper articles in English:

  1. Krishna Raj and Dhananjaya K (2017) Vicious Cycle: Slowdown, NPAs Feeding off Each Other in Deccan Herald 13th October 2017 http://www.deccanherald.com/content/637564/vicious-cycle-slowdown-npasfeeding.html

  2. Krishna Raj (2017) “Deforestation Paints a Grim Picture” in Deccan Herald, April 27th, 2017 http://www.deccanherald.com/content/608388/deforestation-paints-grim-picture.html

  3. Krishna Raj (2017) “Big Push to Reignite Sluggish Economy” special article on Union Budget 2017-18, Deccan Herald http://www.deccanherald.com/content/594373/big-push-reignite-sluggish-economy.html

  4. Krishna Raj (2017) “City and Urban Development Have Got a Raw Deal” special article on Union Budget 2017-18, Bangalore Mirror http://bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com/bangalore/others/city-and-urban-development-have-got-a-raw-deal/articleshow/56924665.cms

  5. “Krishna Raj (2017) “Colossal Man-Made Disaster: Water Scarce Bengaluru” in Deccan Herald Dated 11th January, 2017 http://www.deccanherald.com/content/590851/colossal-man-made-disaster.html

  6. Krishna Raj (2016) BMIC: A Project Mired in Disputes Right from Day 1: Economic Times Invited Guest Article Dated 14th December, 2016: http://blogs.economictimes.indiatimes.com/et-commentary/bmic-a-project-mired-in-disputes-right-from-day-1/

  7. Krishna Raj (2016) “Low Carbon Economy Vital” Deccan Herald main article Dated 21st November, 2016 “ http://www.deccanherald.com/content/582186/low-carbon-economy-vital.html

  8. Krishna Raj (2016) Opinion www.indiaspend.com online blog: Bengaluru Wastes Nearly 50% Water Supply form Cauvery 16th September, 2016 http://www.indiaspend.com/cover-story/bengaluru-wastes-nearly-50-water-supply-from-cauvery-53879

  9. Krishna Raj (2016) Opinion Geogprahpyandyou.com online blog: Bengaluru Wastes Nearly 50% Water Supply form Cauvery http://geographyandyou.com/climate-change/environment/bengaluru-wastes-almost-50-per-cent-water-from-cauvery-river/

Research papers for Presented at  National and International conferences , Seminars and Workshops:
  1. Paper presented on “State Government Report on identifying compelling reasons of Backwardness, adequacy of representation and efficiency on administration for extending reservation in promotion” in one Day Seminar on “Footprints of campaign for reservation in Promotion, Pros and Cons of Ordinance and thereafter” organized by SC/ST employees association of University of Mysore, on 20th August 2017 at Mysore.

  2. Paper presented on “Climate change, Domestic Water Supply and Demand Management in New York and Bangalore Cities: Ensuring Equity and Efficiency” at International Conference on Water, Energy and Environment (ICWEE 2017) taking place on February 28 – March 2, 2017, at the American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE.

  3. Paper presented on “Globalization and the Dying Wisdom of Artisans in Asia: The Way to Revive Artisan Industries in the Global Economy at 26th Asian International Network Seminar, 2016 jointly organized by Japan Asian Association and Asian Friendship Society on 7-8th October, 2016 at Mourya Hotel Bengaluru.

  4. Paper presented on Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Project (BMICP): Political-Economy of Land Prices and Land Rights at Two Day National Conference on “Land Rights, Changing Agrarian Relations and Rural Transformation” during 14-15th October, 2016 at NIRDPR at Hyderabad.

  5. Paper presented on "Climate Change, Efficiency of Water Supply and Demand Management in Bangalore and New York Cities" in Two - day International Seminar on “Natural Resource and National Accounts in South Asia”, organised by CEENR, ISEC Bangalore 5th – 6th February, 2015

  6. Paper presentation on FDI and Indian Economy: Prosperity or Inequality in One Day Seminar of Focus Discussion on "New Dawn of FDI in India at PES University, Bangalore on 28th October, 2014.

  7. Paper presentation on "Climate change, Efficiency of Water Supply and Demand Management in New York and Bangalore cities" in One Day Colloquium on Urban Resilience, Organized by Public Affairs Centre, Bangalore on September 27th, 2014 Bangalore, India

  8. Paper presentation on " “Where All the Water Has Gone? An Analysis of Unreliable Water Supply In Bangalore City” at Annual Conference and Exhibition organised by American Water Works Association, during June 8-12, Boston Convention and Exhibition Canter, Boston, USA.

  9. Paper presentation on “Climate change, Efficiency of Water Supply and Demand Management in Bangalore” at Seminar organised by Social Science Forum of Jyothi Nivas College, Bangalore on 6th August, 2013.

  10. Presentation on “Water Resource Management for Sustainable Development in Karnataka” in a two day workshop on the preparation of technical note on the Vision for the Approach Paper on the XII Five Year Plan of Karnataka organised by ISEC and Department of Planning and Statistic, Government of Karnataka on 30th and 31st May 2011

  11. Research paper entitled “Economics of Forest Dependence: The Evidences from Nagarhole National Park, Western Ghats of Karnataka” is accepted publication and presentation by the organizing committee of National Conference on Governing Forest Resources for Economic Outcome to be held during June 23-25, 2011 at Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata.

  12. Paper entitled “Sprawling Urbanization and Challenges of Water Supply in Bangalore City” presented in Two-Day National Seminar on Dimensions of Urbanization and Development in India organized by SBRR Mahajana First Grade College and State Institute for Urban Development on24th and 25th March, 2011.

  13. Invited as resource person for Workshop on Forests and Folklore of Tribal Community in Karnataka organized by Department of Tribal studies, Kannada University of Hampi, on 21-23rd January, 2011.

  14. Paper entitled “Frontiers of Social Science Research: Emerging Areas, Designing Research Proposal and Funding Agencies” presented at NAAC Sponsored Two-Day State Level Seminar on “Quality Sustenance and Enhancement through Promotion of Research Culture in Colleges” organized by Sri Jagadguru Renukacharya college for Women, Bangalore on 5th and 6th October, 2010.

  15. Paper presented on “Unemployment and Employment in Government-Private Service Sectors” at the Two-day National Conference on “World Economic Crisis: Growing Unemployment and Alternatives” organized by Democratic Youth Federation of India on 17-18th September, 2010.

  16. Paper presented at The 16th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference 2010 organized by Kadoorie Institute, University of Hong Kong,  Hong Kong paper entitled “Sustainable Management of Urban Water Resources: A Special Reference to Bangalore city, India”  during May 29th to 2nd June, 2010 at The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong, China.

  17. Paper presented at International conference on Vulnerability and Resilience of Land Systems in Asia on June 15-17, 2009, at Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China  the title of the paper An Enquiry into the Nature and Causes of Deforestation, Land  Vulnerability and Resilience in Western Ghats of India

  18. Paper presented at International conference on “Sustainable Forest Management and Poverty Alleviation: Roles of Traditional Forest-related Knowledge” held on 17-20th December 2007 at Kunming, China. The title of the research paper is  “The Economic Value of Indigenous Environmental Knowledge in Ensuring Sustainable Livelihood Needs and Protecting Local Ecological Services: With Special Reference to Nagarhole National Park of Western of Ghats of India” Presentation available at: www.iufro.org/uploads/media/S1_CNanjundaiah.pdf

  19. Paper presented at the International conference organized by International Society for Ecological Economics, on the topic entitled “Forests versus Peoples’ Livelihood: Where is the Way for Sustainable Development” on 15-18 Dec. 2006, New Delhi.

  20. Presented paper on “Economic and Ecological Values of Indigenous Environmental Knowledge in managing Protected Areas: A Case Study of Nagarhole National Park.” at the workshop on “Compensation and Rewards for Ecosystem Services” organized by INSEE and ISEC held at IIFM, Bhopal on 4-5th February 2008.

  21. Presented paper on the topic “Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights and Protection of Indigenous Environmental Knowledge of Indigenous Communities” at the National Level Conference organized by Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, during April 10th – 11th 2004.

  22. Paper presented entitled “The Role of Forest Resources in Achieving Environmentally Sustainable Development” at National Seminar organized by Department of Economics, Maharani’s College, Bangalore, During Aug. 25-26, 2004.

  23. Paper presented on the topic “Forests, Environment and Local Community: A Case Study of Coorg District “at International Conference Organized by University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore and Texas A&M University, Texas, USA during July 24-26, 2001.

  24.  Paper presented on the topic “Institutional Aspects of Resource Management” paper Presented at Faculty Up-gradation Programme in Environmental Economics, Organized by Ecological Economics Unit, sponsored by World Bank during Sept. 10 -Oct. 9 2001.

  25. Presented Paper on “Forest Resources and Food Security: Does Devolution Policy Work in Nagarhole National Park? in Two-day National Seminar organized by the DOS in Economics on theme of “Sustainable Food Security: Land, Water and Equity Issues” on 29th and 30th March 2007.

  26. Presented a paper on “Water Supply and Sanitation Status in Bangalore City” in One Day Workshop Organized by the Environmental and Management Policy Research Institute, Government of Karnataka, on 27th February 2008 at hotel Capitol, Bangalore

  27. Paper entitled “Do Property Rights Really Influence Forest Conservation and Management in Western Ghats of India?” accepted for “The 12th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Commons” held on 14-18, July, 2008 University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, England. Paper available at: http://iasc2008.glos.ac.uk/conference%20papers/papers/N/Nanjundaiah_218501.pdf

  28.  Paper entitled “Forest Resources and Inclusive Growth: Including Excluded” presented at National Seminar on Inclusive Growth: Dimensions and Strategies organized by Christ University, Bangalore on 1 and 2 December 2008.

  29. Paper presented on “Dr B R Ambedkar’s contribution towards Monetary and Fiscal Economics” at the Two-Day National Seminar on “Dr. B R Ambedkar and Contemporary Indian Economy” organized by Dr B R Ambedkar Research and Extension Centre, University of Mysore, Mysore on 30th and 31st March, 2009.

  30. Paper presented at National Seminar on the Urban Growth of Bangalore with special reference to Bangalore Cantonment (1809-2009) on Agrarian Economy to Sprawling Urbanization in Bangalore: A Challenge for Environmental Sustainability on18-20 February 2010 by Department of History, Christ University, Bangalore.

  31. Paper presented on Urban Sprawl and Water Supply in Bangalore: A critique of comprehensive development plan-2015 one day national seminar on Emerging Issues in Urban Development on 30th of April 2010 at Dept of Architecture, BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore.

  32. Presented paper on “Forestland and Dalit Land Issues in India at Consultation with Workshop on Dalits and Land Rights in Karnataka Jointly organized by Drist and ISEC March 29-31st at ISI Bangalore.

  33. Presented paper on Special Economic Zone and Sustainable Development at the One Day National Conference on SEZ: Pros and Cons organized by Kuvempu University Degree college teachers association at Government Degree College Channagiri.

Key note address delivered:

  1. Keynote address delivered at “International conference on Water Resources (ICWR)” organized by the Shahrood University of Technology, Shahrood, Iran, on August, 16-18th, 2009, The title of the paper “Where all the water has gone? Neither supply-side nor demand-side urban water management in Bangalore City, India” http://www.icwr2009.ir/keynote.php

  2. Keynote Address delivered at Three Day National seminar on Global Economic Crisis: Perspectives and Policies on the topic “Global Economic Crisis: Issues and Methodologies in Christ University, on 14-16th December, 2009.

  3. Delivered key note address at the Two Day National Seminar on “An Impact of Globalization on India’s Business Environment” organized by Shri Sanagmeshwara Arts and Commerce College, Chadchan, Bijapura on 8th and 9th May 2009.

Participation in Live TV Programmes
  1. Given expert opinion on India’s tax reforms: GST to the Programme on “Economic Divide” by the “International PressTV on 6th July 2017. http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/07/30/530116/India-tax-reform.

  2. Invited as Resource Person by the “Praja TV” on the topic “Goods and Service Tax (GST) live discussion” on 30th May 2017.

  3. Invited as Resource Person by the “Praja TV” on the topic Economic Assault of Demonetization on Economy” on 18th November, 2016.

  4. Invited as Resource person by the “Door Dharsan Kendra”, Karnataka for Live Telecast of Programme on Swatch Bharath Abhiyana and The impact of Waste (Plastic) on Biodiversity” on 29th June, 2016.

  5. Delivered invited lecture in Live Education Satellite Programme organized by Pre-University Board, Government of Karnataka for PU College Lecturers of Karnataka state on “ Banking Sector Reforms in India: A Special Reference to M. Narashimam Committee Recommendations on 12th August, 2010.

  6. Delivered Two Lectures in Live Edu-sat Programme at DSERT organized PU Board, Government of Karnataka in Economics for PU College Lectures of Karnataka State on “India’s Status in the World Economy” and “Financial Sector Reforms in India” on 22nd Sept 2007 on the invitation by the PUC Board, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore.

  7. Invited as Resource Person for Karnataka Budget 2010-11 Live discussion and Analysis in TV 9 on 5th March, 2010.

Organization of Seminar/Workshop/Conference
  1. Organised Two-day National Seminar on “Environment, Economy and Human Wellbeing” Jointly with ISEC and Christ University, on 1-2 March, 2016.

  2. Organized Training programme on Urban Local Bodies on “Strategies for Effective Implementation of Housing for All” Sponsored by the HUDCO, New Delhi during 28-30 September, 2015.

  3. Coordinated Two Day National Seminar on “11th Five Year Plan of Karnataka: Perspectives jointly organized by ISEC and Karnataka State Planning Board, Government of Karnataka on May 4th and 5th, 2007.

  4. Organized National Seminar jointly with Don Basco Institute of Technology and ISEC on Role of Economics in Societal Change 3rd November, 2009, Bangalore.

Recent Research Projects Completed

  • "Socio-Economic Analysis of Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Project (BMICP)" sponsored by the House Committee, Karnataka Legislative Assembly, through PWD, Government of Karnataka, 2016

 
 
 
  • “Valuing Eco-tourism in Bandipura and Nagarhole National Parks: Estimating Recreational Benefits by using Travel Cost and Contingent Valuation Methods” 2013 sponsored by Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore.

  • Evaluation study on various programmes/schemes implemented at various Coir production centers in Karnataka sponsored by Department of Industries and Commerce, Government of Karnataka 

  • State of Water Supply and Sanitation in Bangalore for State of Environment Report, Bangalore 2008 sponsored by Ministry of Environment and Forests, GOI, Department of Forest, Ecology, and Environment, GOK, GTZ,, EMPRI, Bangalore.

  • “Water Resources Management in Karnataka for State of Environment Report, Karnataka 2010” Ministry of Environment and Forests, GOI, Department of Forest, Ecology, and Environment, GOK, and EMPRI, Bangalore

  • “Economic Instruments for Environmental conservation and Management” Ministry of Environment and Forests, GOI, Department of Forest, Ecology, and Environment, GOK, and EMPRI, Bangalore

  • Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) and Protection of Indigenous Environmental Knowledge (IEK): Theoretical and Policy Perspectives sponsored by Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore

Membership in Professional Bodies
  1. American Water Works Association (AWWA) member

  2. Indian Economic Association (IEA) Life Member

  3. Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE), Life Member

  4. International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE)

  5. South Asian Network for Environmental Economics and Development (SANDEE)

  6. Internal Union for Forest Research Organization (IUFRO)

  7. The International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC)

  8. Global Development Network (GDN)

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Dr. Krishna Raj,
Professor,
Center for Economic Studies and Policy (CESP)
Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC),
Nagarbahavi, Bangalore, Pin: 560 072
State of Karnataka, India
Phone: +91-80-23215468/2321 5519
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