T N Srinivasan
Department of Economics
New Haven, CT 06520-8269
Ph.D., Economics, Yale University, 1962
M.A., Mathematics, University of Madras, India, 1954
B.A., Mathematics, University of Madras, India, 1953 (Honors)
Born in 1933, T. N. Srinivasan is a Ph.D.in Economics from Yale University. He has a Master’s degree in Economics also from Yale, Master’s in Mathematics from Madras and a Certificate of Two-Year Professional Training in Statistic from the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta.
He is Samuel C. Park, Jr. Professor of Economics Emeritus and Professor Emeritus in International and Area Studies at Yale University. He is a Distinguished Professor (2014-2019) at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. Formerly a Professor, and later Research Professor, at the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi (1964-1977), he has taught at numerous universities in the US. His research interests include the Indian Economy, International Trade, Development, Agricultural Economics, Law and Economics, and Microeconomic Theory. He has published extensively in these areas. His recent book on India was Growth, Sustainability and India’s Economic Reforms published in 2011 by Oxford India. His other books on India include Economic Reform in India: Challenges, Prospects and Lessons (codited with N.Hope, A.Kochar and R. Noll, Cambridge Unversity Press, 2014), Reintegrating India with the World Economy with Suresh D. Tendulkar in 2003 Eight Lectures on India’s Economic Reforms (New Delhi, Oxford University Press, 2000), Agriculture, Growth and Redistribution of Income: Policy Analysis with a General Equilibrium Model of India, co-authored with N. S. S. Narayana and K. Parikh, (Amsterdam: North Holland and Bombay: Allied Publishers, 1991) and Foreign Trade Regimes and Economic Development: India, co-authored with Jagdish Bhagwati, (Columbia University Press, New York, NY, 1975). He has co-edited several books including Federalism and Economic Reform: International Perspectives, co-edited with Jessica Seddon Wallack (New York: Cambridge UP, 2006), Frontiers in Applied General Equilibrium Modeling: Essays in Honor of Herbert Scarf, co-edited with Timothy J. Kehoe and John Whalley (New York: Cambridge UP, 2005), Poverty and Income Distribution in India, co-edited with P. K. Bardhan, (Statistical Publishing Society, Calcutta, India, 1974), and Scheduling the Operations of the Bhakra System, co-authored with B. S. Minhas, K. S. Parikh, S. A. Marglin and T. E. Weisskopf, (Statistical Publishing Society, Calcutta, India, 1972).
He is a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences and Fellow of the American Philosophical Society, the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was named Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association in 2003 and was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the third highest civilian award of the Government of India in 2007. In 1975 he was awarded the Mahalanobis Memorial Medal (International Award) of the Indian Econometric Society.