Institute for Social and Economic Change



Madheswaran S




Dr. S. Madheswaran is an acclaimed Development Economist and Econometrician of this country. He is currently Professor at Centre for Economic Studies and Policy (CESP), ISEC. He was Vice-Chancellor of Gandhigram Rural Institute (Deemed to be University), Ministry of Education, Government of India. He worked as a Director, Institute for Social and Economic change, Bangalore which is one of the premier institutes of ICSSR. He was on deputation as an adviser (equivalent to Secretary Rank of the State) to the Planning, Programme Monitoring and Statistics Department, Government of Karnataka and also he is an instrumental to write an Evaluation and Monitoring Policy-2010 for the State of Karnataka which has laid foundation to set up Karnataka Evaluation Authority. He was the first Chief Evaluation officer and one of the founding members of Karnataka Evaluation Authority which is an independent Evaluation office of the Government of Karnataka. He has also redesigned and coordinated Economic Survey of Government of Karnataka for 5 years (from 2010 to 2014), co-coordinated 12th five year plan approach paper and Human Development report and an advisor to Strengthening Statistical system of Government of Karnataka. He is also a Chairperson for the steering Committee to bring Youth Development Index and Youth Status Report, Ministry of Youth Affairs, Government of India during 2017.

Apart from these, He has served as a member of many important Government Committees both in Central and State Government. He has also written state action plan for election commission and an adviser to Chief Election commission, Karnataka. He is also elected as Vice president, Indian Econometric society.

Recently he has been nominated as Member, State Planning Board, GoK, Advisory Committee Member- ICSSR, Southern Region, Executive Council Member-Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, Executive Council Member-Karnataka Vocational Training and Skill Development Corporation Ltd, GOK, Scientist Member-Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre, Technical Committee member and General Body Member- Karnataka Evaluation Authority, GoK

As a researcher, he has published more than 120 research papers and 3 books in the well reputed International and National Journals on various issues relating to Economics of Education, Economics of Labour, Environmental Economics and Applied Econometrics. He has completed many projects for the government and the findings of his work have been used for mid-course policy corrections by the Government. He is also in review committee of various national and international journals. He was a Managing Editor of the Journal of Social and Economic Development, Springer.

He is one of the popular teachers of the institute and has been engaged in teaching Applied Econometrics to the post graduate and Ph.D students for the past 25 years. He has been coordinating many training programmes for Indian Economic Service officers (IES) and Indian Statistical Service officers (ISS) of Government of India sponsored by MOSPI, GOI. He also involved in strengthening the capacity building of researchers in south Asia through International training programme conducted by the ILO (International Labour Organistaion) and SANDEE (South Asia Network for the Development and Environmental Economics).

He has been invited by many research institutes and Universities both from India and abroad to deliver lectures on various themes. Apart from his presentation in various conferences/seminars, he served as a resource person, chairperson, and discussant for the quite number of seminars, workshops and conference. He has good organization skill which is evident that he has conducted many training programme, Seminars, conferences and workshops both national and international level. At present he has been elected as VICE-President of Indian Econometric Society and Executive council member of Indian society of Labour Economics.

He was also a recipient of Kemepe Gowda Award, Government of Karnataka for his Excellence in Policy making using Economics and statistics. He is also Conferred as a FELLOW BY SANDEE (South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics) by Nobel laurate Prof.K.J.Arrow in April 2007. He is also conferred as fellow by IZA-International Labour Studies Institute , University of Bonn, Germany till March 2019.

He was a visiting scholar at Harvard University, Princeton University, USA. He is a visiting scholar to International Research Institute of Sociology and Economics of Education (IREDU), University of Bourgogne, Dijon, France. He has visited almost 20 countries for the academic activities such as presenting papers, teaching, visiting professor, collaborative projects etc.


Institute for Social and Economic Change
Nagarabhavi P.O. BANGALORE-560072, India
Tel : Office 080-23215468 Extn : 210
Fax : 080-23217008


symbols.gif (368 bytes)

wb00771_.gif (436 bytes)


  [The Institute] [Current Research] [Ph. D Programme] [Seminars and Training]

  [Academic Departments/Units] [Library & Documentation] [Information Technology]

[Publications] [Faculty] [Vision 2010]  [Home]