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B. A. Prakash Former Professor and Head, Department of Economics, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram

B. A. Prakash is Former Professor and Head, Department of Economics, University of Kerala, Kariavattom, Thiruvananthapuram. Earlier he was a Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Calicut, where he had been teaching since 1976. After retirement from the university, he was appointed as Chairman of Kerala Public Expenditure Review Committee for three years. The latest official position held by him is Chairman, Fifth State Finance Commission, Kerala. Professor Prakash has been conducting research on different topics relating to Kerala’s economic development during the last four decades and has published a number of papers in leading journals, research reports and monographs. He has also edited six books on India’s and Kerala’s economy. SAGE had previously published three of his edited books, namely, Kerala’s Economy: Performance, Problems and Prospects (1994); Kerala’s Economic Development: Issues and Problems (1999); and Kerala’s Economic Development: Performance and Problems in the Post-Liberalisation Period (2004).