is a registered, not-for-profit trust, engaged in
research, training and the dissemination of information
and analysis in the area of development economics.
It seeks to evolve alternative policies aimed at alleviating
deprivation and to build capacity for formulating
and implementing such policies. A focus of its activities
is the use of information technology to further these
ends. Apart from Macroscan, the Foundation maintains
behalf of the International Development Economics
Research undertaken by ERF is coordinated by Prof.
C.P. Chandrasekhar and Prof. Jayati Ghosh, and is
supported by a team consisting of:
his M.Phil. and M.A. in Economics from Centre for
Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Apart from teaching in a private Business School for
almost seven years, he worked at IIFT, CBGA and NIPFP
on various research projects. He wrote on varied topics
of Economics in magazines, journals and internet blogs.
His areas of interest include Monetary Economics,
Finance, Macroeconomics and Development Economics.
a Ph.D degree in economics from the Centre for Economic
Studies and Planning, Jahawaharlal Nehru University.
His thesis was on public Private Partnerships (PPP)
in Infrastructure, with special focus on the roads
and highways sector in India. He is also a regular
columnist for the magazine Management Compass. His
field of study is development economics, with special
interest in macroeconomic policies.
holds an MA degree in Economics
from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. She has assisted
in various research projects at the School of Women’s
Studies in Jadavpur University, Kolkata. She has also
taught economics at secondary and higher secondary
levels in various schools in Assam. Her research interests
include development economics and banking and finance.
did her M.A. from Delhi School
of Economics, Delhi University and holds an M.Phil.
degree from the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning,
Jawaharlal Nehru University. She has taught economics
at various institutes, including in Lal Bahadur Shastri
Institute of Management, New Delhi, Management Development
Institute, Gurgaon and also worked at IIFT and ICRIER.
Her areas of interest include macroeconomics, international
trade, and development economics.
is a web manager who has worked
extensively in the area of web design and site maintenance.
He has experience working in many areas of India,
including Bangalore and Gujarat. He has a 'Higher
Diploma in Software Engineering' from Aptech, India,
and has also completed a web designing course from
the Icon Academy, Gujarat, India. He holds supervisory
responsibility for all web based work undertaken by
is a web
who is partially responsible for the web work undertaken
by the team. In addition, he maintains a section of
the database for ERF. He also takes the responsibility
of coordinating the translation work that ERF requires.
He has previously worked as part of the technical
team in Tehelka.com.