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Dr. P. Duraisamy Ph.D., D.Econ.Sc. [Paris]
Sir Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan National Fellow of ICSSR

Madras Institute of Development Studies
79 Second Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Adyar, Chennai 600 020
Residence: New No. 3 (Old No. 2/1), Third Street Nehru Nagar, Adyar, Chennai 600 020
E-Mail :
pduraisamy@hotmail.com / pduraisamy2009@gmail.com / pduraisamy@mids.ac.in

Mobile: 91-96001 77609 Tel.: (R) : 91-44-2441 160 ; (O) 91-44-24412589 / 24419771 Extn: 317;

Areas of Interest:

Economics of Education, Health, Labour, Macro economic issues and Applied Econometrics, Political Choice and Voting Behaviour.

Educational Qualifications

D.Econ.Sc. (Doctorat de l'Université en Science Economique) University of Paris (Pantheon‑Sorbonne), Paris, France, 1986.

Ph.D (Economics) & M.Phil (Economics), Univ. of Madras, Madras, India, 1985.

Academic Positions Held

Visiting Professor, University of Paris I, 2007, Univ. of Pantheon-Assas (Paris II) 2008-2012, 2014 & FMSH 2013 (one or two months every year)

Senior Visiting Fellow, 2000 & Visiting Fellow, 1989-1992, Economic Growth Centre Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

Consultant, The World Bank, Washington D.C.,  Jan. 1994 - June 1995)

Professor (April 1993-June 2014), Reader (March 1987-March 1993), Lecturer (June 1986-March 1987) Dept. of Econometrics, University of Madras.

Administrative Positions Held

Director, Plan. & Dev. (Sept. 2011– June 2014),  Campus Director (Jan 2010 – Feb 2011), Dean Academic (June 2005-Dec. 2007),

Registrar i/c (Sept. 2009-Dec. 2009), Chairperson, School of Economics (2004-05, 2008-10 & 2012–2014),

Head, Dept of Econometrics (April 2004–June 2014)

Honors, Awards, Fellowships, etc.,

Academic Achievement Award 2012, University of Madras.

Conference Travel Grants from IFRI-CES-CELAP 2006, DFID 2003, WHO & UNAIDS 2003, Econometric Society 2001, 1995 & 1990  

Indian Agricultural Economics Association Desai prize for 1992 (selected as best article for my paper published in 1992 in IJAE.

French Government Fellowship, 1983‑86 (four years). 

Teaching: 28 years (Courses Taught - M.A. & M.Phil: Economic Theory, Econometrics and Mathematical Economics)

Research Guidance (Ph.D-14 (2 submitted synopsis), M.Phil. -8, M.A Projects-20)

Research Projects: Completed 10 Sponsored and Consultancy funded by UGC, DRDO, NCAER, UNDP-CDS, The World Bank)

Research Publications 64 (Books-2, Refereed Journal Articles -38, Chapters in Books – 14,  Others-3, Book Reviews –3 and Working Papers - 4)

List of Select Publications

“Expansion of Higher Education and Teacher Shortage in India,” Journal of the University of Madras, 2014 (forthcoming)

“Incumbency Effect in the Indian Parliamentary Elections, 2004 and 2009: A Regression Discontinuity Approach,” (with Bertrand Lemennicier and Michele Khouri), Journal of Quantitative Economics, Vol. 12, No. 1, Jan. 2014.

“Who is really corrupt: voters or politicians? (With Bertrand Lemennicier) SSRN Working Paper, 2011 (SSRN Top 10 downloads during June-September 2011).

“Indian Rural Economy” (with R. Srinivasan) (Edited) Chennai: University of Madras, 2009.

“Enrolment Forecast of Higher Education for Inclusive Growth in the 11th Plan:” in Higher Education in India: Issues Related to Expansion, Inclusiveness, Quality and Finance, New Delhi: University Grants Commission, Nov. 2008, pp.27-50.    

“Women’s Participation in S&T Education and Labour Market in India” (with Malathy Duraisamy) in Neelam Kumar (Edited) “Women S&T in India” Oxford University Press, 2008.

“Tamil Nadu: Grants-in-Aid for Secondary Education: Policies and Practices” (with Malathy Duraisamy) in (Ed.) J.B.G. Tilak (2008), “Financing of Secondary Education in India”  NUEPA, New Delhi., 2008

“Health Status and Curative Health Care in India, in  A. Shariff and M. Krishnaraj, (Edited) “State, Markets and Inequality, New Delhi: Orient Longman, pp. 451-490., 2007.

“Studies on Human Development” (Edited), Chennai: Univ. of Madras, 2006.

“Costs and Financial Burden of Care and Support Services of PLHA and Households in South India,” (with A.K. Ganesh et al.), AIDS Care, Vol.18, No.2, Feb. 2006, pp.121-132.

“Health. Poverty and Economic Growth in India,” (with Ajay Mahal), in Financing and Delivery of Health Care Services in India, Background Papers of the National Commission on Macroeconomics and Health (NCMH) (Section I, pp. 3-17), Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, August 2005.

“Regional Differences in Wage Premia and Returns to Education By Gender in India,” (with Malathy Duraisamy),Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol.48, No.2, 2005, pp 335-347.

“Labour Mobility in the Scientific and Technical Labour Market,” (with Malathy Duraisamy) Indian Economic Journal,  Vol. 53, Nos.3-4, 2004/05, pp. 53-62.

“Gender, Intra-family Allocation of Resources and Child Schooling in Tamil Nadu, India,” Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, Vo. XVIII, No.4, 2004, pp.489-506.

“Public Expenditure and Grants-in-Aid for Secondary Education in Tamil Nadu” (with Malathy Duraisamy),Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, Vol. XVII, No.4, October 2003, pp.449-480. 

“Changes in Returns to Education in India, 1983-94: By Gender, Age-Cohort and Location” Economics of Education Review, Vol. 21, No. 6, 2002, pp. 609-622.

“Costs, Financing and Efficiency of Public and Private Schools in Tamil Nadu, India,” (with T.P. Subramanian), Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, Vol. XIV, No.3, 2000, pp.249-267.

"Migration, Remittances and Family Ties in Urban Informal Sector,” (with S. Narasimhan) The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol. 43, No. 1, 2000, pp. 111-119.

"Women in Professional and Technical Labour Market: Gender Discrimination in Education , Employment and Earnings" (with Malathy Duraisamy), Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol.XIV, No.4, 1999. 

"The Relative Effectiveness of Public and Private Higher Secondary Schools in a Urban Center in India,"  Indian Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, Vol.XIII, No.1, 1998.

"Is There a Quantity-Quality Trade-Off as Pupil-Teacher Ratios Increase? Evidence from Tamil Nadu, India(with Estelle James, Julia Lane, Jee-Peng Tan) International Journal of Educational Development, Vol.18, No.5, pp.367-83, 1998.

"Accounting for the Wage Differential in the Indian Labour Market," (with Malathy Duraisamy) Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol.41, No.4, 1998.

"Investment in Human Capital: Indian Evidence," Indian Economic Association Conference Volume, pp. 115-121, 1998.

"Sex Segregation and Discrimination Among Scientific Personnel," (with Malathy Duraisamy) in M. Krishnaraj, R. Sudharshan and A. Shariff (eds.) Gender, Population and Development, Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1998, pp. 159-184.

"Impact of Health Status on Wages and Labour Supply of Men and Women: Evidence From a Rural Household Survey," (with D. Sathiyavan), Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol. 41, No. 1, January-March 1998, pp. 67-84.

"Morbidity in Tamil Nadu: Levels, Differentials and Determinants," Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XXXIII, No. 17, April 25, 1998, pp.982-990.

"Male-Female Earnings Differentials in the Scientific and Technical Labor Market in India," (with Malathy Duraisamy), in Solomon W. Polachek (ed.) Research in Labor Economics, Vol. 16, 1997, pp.209-234.

"Wage Differentials Between Migrants and Non-migrants and Discrimination in Urban Informal Sector in India," (with S. Narasimhan), Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol. 40, No. 2, April-June 1997, pp.223-235. 

"Substitutability Between Education and Experience in the Indian Labour Markets",(with Malathy Duraisamy), Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1996, 271-279.

“Sex Discrimination in Indian Labour Markets" (with Malathy Duraisamy),Feminist Economics, Vol. 2, No. 2, 1996, pp.41-61.

"The Implications of Structural Reforms for Public-Private Wage Differentials in India" (with Malathy Duraisamy), Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol. 38, No. 4, October-December 1995, pp. 597-602.

"Does Women's Time Allocation Respond to Economic Incentives? Evidence from a Developing and a Developed Country" (with Malathy Duraisamy), Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol. 38, No. 2, April-June 1995, pp. 217-231.

"Returns to Higher Education in India", (with Malathy Duraisamy), Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, Vol.IX, No.1, January, 1995, pp.57-68.

"Returns to Scientific and Technical Education in India," (with R. Malathy), Margin, Vol. 25, No.4, July-September, 1993, pp.396-406.

"Changes in Fertility and Child Schooling Over Space and Time in Rural India: Evidence from Aggregate Panel data," Journal of Quantitative Economics, Vol. 9, No. 2, July 1993, pp. 225-242.

"The Effects of Education and Extension Contacts on Agricultural Production," Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. XLVII, No. 2, April-June, 1992, pp.205-214.

"Impact of Public Programs on Fertility and Gender Specific Investment in Human Capital of Children in Rural India: Cross Sectional and Time Series Analyses," (with R. Malathy) in T. P. Schultz (ed.), Research in Population Economics, Vol. 7, 1990, pp.157‑187, Greenwich: CT. JAI Press.

"Technical and Allocative Efficiency of Education in Agricultural Production: A profit Function Approach," Indian Economic Review, Vol.XXV, No.1, January‑June 1990, pp.17‑32.

"An Econometric Analysis of Fertility, Child Schooling, Labour Force Participation of Women in Rural Indian Households," Journal of Quantitative Economics, Vol.4, No.2, July 1988, pp.293‑316.