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C.P. Chandrasekhar

Senior Research Fellow, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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C. P. Chandrasekhar taught for more than three decades at the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, serving as the Reserve Bank of India Chair Professor on Money, Banking and Finance and as Dean of the School of Social Sciences. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He has also served as Visiting Senior Lecturer, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, Executive Editor of Deccan Herald Group of Publications in Bangalore, Consultant, Bureau of Industrial Costs and Prices, Ministry of Industry, Govt. of India, and Research Associate, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum. Chandrasekhar was one of the founders of International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs) and an Executive Committee member and an editor of its web site for two decades. While his broad areas of interest have been the macroeconomics of development and the role of finance and industry in developing countries, he has in recent times focused on issues related to the direction and implications of the transformation of finance in the developing world, consequent to financial deregulation and liberalisation. Besides publications in academic journals he has authored/co-authored a number of books, including: ‘Crisis as Conquest: Learning from East Asia’ (Orient Longman), ‘The Market that Failed: Neo-Liberal Economic Reforms in India’ (Leftword Books), ‘Demonetisation Decoded: A Critique of India’s Currency Experiment’ (Routledge), and ‘Karl Marx’s Capital and the Present: Four Essays’ (Tulika).