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Dr. Ravindra H. Dholakia


Professor of Economics & Public Systems (Visiting)

IIM Ahmedabad. Domestic and International Economic Environment and Policy Analysis and Economic Development & Planning

Prof. Dholakia has been a senior faculty in economics and public systems at IIM Ahmedabad since 1985.  He has about 36 years of experience in teaching Economics to different groups like students, executives, policymakers and senior government officers.  He was a regular Visiting Faculty to teach at the European Management Institute (ESCP-EAP), Paris from 2002 to 2005. He has practical experience in high powered policymaking and evaluation bodies in both state and central governments.  He has carried out numerous consulting assignments in the private and public sector companies in India and has done work for the international organizations like WHO, World Bank, UNDP, Hewlett Foundation, UN Mongolia, etc. He has been collaborating on a series of research projects with the Earth Institute of Columbia University since 2004-05. He was a Member of the Sixth Central Pay Commission in India; a Member of the High Level Committee on Estimation of Savings and Investment; a Member of High Level Committee on Public Expenditure Management; a member of the committee for HR integration of Air India and Indian Airlines; and Chairman of a committee for cost saving and resource use optimization appointed by the Government of India. He has authored about 43 monographs, 22 books, and more than 140 research papers published in journals of national and international repute.  He has developed 15 international cases on economic planning and policy reforms based on experiences of countries in Asia, Africa, Caribbean Islands, and North America. He has served on the Boards of Directors of NCDEX, PFC, GSFS, STC, Union Bank of India, Adani Enterprises, and Air India.