Professor K. L. Krishna


Madras Institute of Development Studies 79, II Main Road, Gandhinagar, Adyar, Chennai 600020 Telephone: 0091-44-24412589 24411574 24420204 24419771; Extn:322; Fax: 0091 44 24910872
Residence: 97 Munirka Enclave, Nelson Mandela Road, New Delhi - 110 067. Telephone: 011-26192768, 9871086770
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  • Ph.D in Economics, University of Chicago, 1963-67
  • Professional Training in Statistics, Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, 1956-58
  • M.Sc in Statistics, Kerala University, 1954-56
  • B.A. in Mathematics, Andhra University, 1952-54
  • Profession: Teaching and Research (1958 onwards) Delhi School of Economics
  • Experience: 50 years (1958-63, 1967-2000, 2000-2013)

Courses taught at the M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D levels at the Delhi School of Economics, Monash University and elsewhere:

1.Econometric Methods2.Econometric Theory
3.Apptded Econometrics4.Time Series Analysis
5.Introductory Mathematical Economics6.Micro- Economics
7.Apptded Production Analysis8.Intermediate Probabitdty Theory
9.Statistical Inference10.Multivariate Statistical Analysis
11.Statistical Methods12.Economic Statistics
13.Industrial Economics14.Macro-Econometric Models
15.Economics of Industrialization16.Recent Advances in Econometrics

Current Institutional Affiliation: Centre for Development Economics, Delhi School of Economics.

Area of specialisation

  • Econometrics - (Methodology and Applications)
  • Industrial Economics,
  • Economics of Productivity,
  • Regional Inequality & Empirics of Trade


  • Brookings Institution Doctoral Fellow, 1966-67
  • Ford Foundation Doctoral Fellow, 1965-66
  • Golodetz Foundation Fellowship at Chicago 1963-65
  • Fulbright Travel Grant 1963


Research Work and Publications: No. of Research papers on a variety of themes: 30

Edited Books

  1. 1.Econometric Applications in India, 1997, OUP, Delhi
  2. 2.Essays in Industry and Trade (2001), Vikas Publications, Delhi, Co-editors: Ashok Guha and Ashok Lahiri
  3. 3.Institutions and Markets in India's Development (2007), OUP. Essays of K.N.Raj, Co-editor: A. Vaidyanathan
  4. 4.Readings in Indian Agriculture and Industry (2009), Academic Foundation, Co-editor: Uma Kapila

Other Activities

Research Supervision

No. of Ph D Thesis Supervised at
Delhi School of Economics21
Jawaharlal Nehru University3
No of M Phil Thesis Supervised at
Delhi School of Economics20

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