Kalaiyarasan A. is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Studies in Industrial Development, New Delhi. His main areas of interest are in the social and political dimensions of Industrialization. His research also focuses on the role of social institutions and political regimes in economic outcome in India and how they influence and characterize the larger dynamics of development at sub-national level.
He received his doctoral degree in Development Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. His doctoral thesis was on “Industrialization in Tamil Nadu: Understanding Regional and Socio–Economic Disparities.” The thesis explored the role of social institutions and political regimes in shaping economic process and outcome in the state of Tamil Nadu in India.
He previously worked at National Institute of Labour Economic Research and Development, the Research Wing of the Planning Commission, Government of India, on policies related to employment generation and skill development.
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