People

Our community is a vibrant mix of researchers, activists and executives. We consider this amalgam of minds and viewpoints as one of our greatest assets. But despite this variety we share a common concern and dissatisfaction for the status quo.

Professor (Dr.)K.K.George

Chairman

Professor George’s research experience falls into two categories.  First is the experience in conducting operations- oriented research in the Economic and Statistical Research Department of the State Bank of India.  The research work covered monetary economics, industrial economics, regional eco

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Professor (Dr.)P.K. Michael Tharakan

Honorary Visiting Fellow

Professor Michael Tharakan is currently the Chairman, Kerala Council for Historical Research.  His areas of specialisation include Social and Economic History and Development studies; Decentralization and Local Government; Literacy and Education.  His professional experience include: Vice-Chancell

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Dr. D. Radha Devi

Visiting Fellow

Formerly Professor and Head, Dept. of Population Policies and Programmes, International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS). Has been one of the all-India coordinators of the Reproductive and Child Health (RCH) Survey.

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T.T. Thomas

Honorary Visiting Fellow

Formerly Chairman and Managing Director, FACT Ltd., Kochi and former President of All India Management Association

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Prof. Jaiprakash Raghavaiah

Visiting Fellow

Prof. Raghavaiah holds an M.Phil in Applied Economics. He has undertaken a number of studies in his fields of interest and expertise, namely fiscal devolution, local self governance, historical studies and tribal development. Several articles published in national journals and newspapers on a wide r

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Dr. N.Ajith Kumar

Director

Holds a Ph.D in Economics and a master’s degree in Statistics. He has more than 25 years of experience in social research.  He has served in several government committees/Commission. His research interests include Kerala’s development issues, migration and education.

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Krishnakumar K.K.

Senior Fellow

He holds a master’s in Business Administration and a B.Tech in Computer Science. He has vast experience in social research, especially in large scale sample surveys.  As Secretary of CSES, he also heads the administration department of the Centre.  His areas of interest include decentralisat

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Dr. S.Muraleedharan

Economist

Dr. Muraleedharan holds a Ph.D in Economics.  His areas of interest include Economics of Technology, Environmental Economics, Social Capital and Women Empowerment. Formerly, he was Head of the Department and Associate Professor in Economics, Maharaja’s College, Ernakulam.  He is a Research Super

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Dr. Rakkee Thimothy

Fellow

Holder of a PhD in Economics, she has been formerly associated with the VV Giri National Labour Institute. Her research areas include labour, migration and gender.

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Parvathy Sunaina

Associate Fellow

Holds a master’s in Economics and has completed her Doctoral research and submitted the PhD thesis. Her major research interests are Kerala’s development issues, inequalities, governance and gender.

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