T. N. Srinivasan biography

T. N. Srinivasan


1933 –


Who is T. N. Srinivasan?

T. N. Srinivasan, in full Thirukodikaval Nilakanta Srinivasan, is an Indian economist. He is the Emeritus Samuel C. Park, Jr. Professor of Economics at Yale University. He was formerly chairman of the department of economics. He was a special adviser to the Development Research Center at the World Bank from 1977 to 1980, and has taught at numerous academic institutions over the past four decades, including MIT, Stanford University, and the Indian Statistical Institute. In 2007, he received a Padma Bhushan decoration from the President of India for his contributions to Literature and Education.

He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University, M.A. in Mathematics from University of Madras, India and B.A. Mathematics 1953 from University of Madras, India. He did his Professional Training in Statistics at Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta.

He is visiting fellow at the Center for Research on Economic Development and Policy Reform, Stanford University; fellow at the Econometric Society, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and American Philosophical Society; and a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA. He has authored a prolific collection of books and articles on econometrics, world trade, and developing country economics.


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