Praveen K. Jha Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Praveen Jha is on the faculty of the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has been a visiting faculty at the University of Bremen, Germany since 1999. His major areas of research interest include economics of education, labour economics, agricultural economics and public finance with special focus on the developing countries. He has authored/edited a number of books and monographs, the most recent among which is Public Provisioning for Elementary Education in India (Sage, 2008), and has published several articles in journals published in India and abroad. He has been the honorary economic advisor to the Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability, New Delhi, since its inception. He was a member of the Task Force on Labour Laws, constituted by the National Commission for Enterprises in the Unorganised Sector (NCEUS) and a member of the Committee on State Agrarian Relations and the Unfinished Task in Land Reforms, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. He also works closely with people’s movements and labour organizations in India.