Institute for Social and Economic Change

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B P Vani


B P Vani

Associate Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Policy (CESP)
Academic Qualification
  • M Sc (Statistics), Bangalore University.
  1. Do Macroeconomic Conditions matter for Agriculture? The Indian Experience, with Shanshanka Bhide and Meenakshi Rajeev, Singapore Economic review (forth coming).
  2. Services Trade and IT-enabled Services: A case study in India, with Meenakshi Rajeev, NUPI working paper No. 733, department of International Economics, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs, 2007.
  3. Mapping Unemployment and Poverty Across Different Social Groups in Rural India, in Poverty, Poverty Alleviation and Social Disadvantage, edited by Clem Tisdell, 2007.
  4. Outsourcing of Business Processes: The Indian Experience as an Offshore location, with Shashanka Bhide and Meenakshi Rajeev, Information Technology for Development, USA, 2006
  5. Performance of Public Enterprises in Karnataka: A Panel Data Analysis, with Meenakshi Rajeev, ISEC working paper, 2004.
  6. Fiscal Decentralisation in Karnataka, with Govinda Rao and Amarnath in Fisal Decentralisation to Rural Governments in India edited by Geetha Sethi, World bank, OUP, 2004.
  7. Levels and Intensity of poverty in Southern States and study villages, in Poverty and Economic Reforms, The Social Concerns, edited by G.S. Aurora, 2004.
  8. Earnings and Consumption by Indian Rural Labourers: Analysis  with an Extended LES, with  N.S.S Narayana, Journal of  Policy Modelling, North Holland, 2000.
  9. Rural Industries in India, Lessons from a Survey, (co-authored), SAAT working paper, ILO, New Delhi, 2000.
  10. Relative Production Efficiency of Small Scale Industries in India, SAAT working papers, ILO, New Delhi, 1997.
  11. Development and Deprivation in Karnataka, A district Level Analysis (co-authored), Economic and political Weekly, Nov 15, 1997.
  12. Trends in Inequality and Poverty in Rural India, with Prof.  N.S.S Narayana, Journal of Income  and  Wealth  1,  Vol  15,  No  2,July 1993 PP 145-166.,
  13. Bayesian Analysis of the determinants of Inflation: Evidence  from India,  with  P.  Balakrishna  and  K.  Surekha,  Journal  of Quantitative Economics, Vol 10, No 2, July 1994, PP 325-336.
  14. The Structure of Employment in India: As Seen from  the  1981  and 1991 Census – A Preliminary Analysis, with  A.V.  Arun  Kumar and  Prof.  Vinod  Vyasulu,  Economic  and  Political  Weekly  Vol 30, No. 38, Sept 23, PP 2375-2388.,
  15. Growth, Variability, Instability and Production Behaviour of  Rice Crop in Karnataka – A District Level Analysis from 1956/57 to 1989/90, with Prof. Vinod Vyasulu, EPW, 1995.
Contribution in Public Reports:
  • Contributed in two chapters in Karnataka development Report, Prepared by ISEC, 2006.
  • Contributed to Second Human Development Report on the Dimensions of Regional Disparity ( along with G.K. Kadekodi and H K Amarnath)
  • New Dimensions of Rural Indebtedness in India
  • Child poverty across socio economic groups in India
  • India’s Exports of Selected BPO services
  • Understanding services output growth in India
  • An Enquiry into the nature of Regional disparities(UNDP project)
  • Investment Attractiveness of States and Sectors: Manufacturing in India
  • Statistical inference in the measurement of poverty
  • Agricultural situation in Karnataka
  • Project on HDI
  • Roles of Rural Local Organisations  (A world bank project)
  • Rural Fiscal Decentralisation in Karnataka State ( A world bank Project):
  • Taxable capacity tax-Efforts and forecasts of Tax-yield, Study sponsored by Tenth Finance Commission)
  • Evaluation of Special Component Plan(sponsored by Backward class commission):
  • PRAVA(HIVOS sponsored project)
  • Rural Industrialisation in India(ILO sponsored project- Phase 1 and Phase II)
  • Unemployment and poverty situation in Urban India
  • Indian Econometric Society
  • Indian Statistical Society.

B P Vani
Associate Professor
Centre for Economic Studies and Policy
Institute for Social and Economic Change
Nagarabhavi P.O. BANGALORE-560072, India
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