Dr. Kshamanidhi Adabar Profile

Dr. Kshamanidhi Adabar

Assistant Professor

Centre for Studies in Economics & Planning,

School of Social Sciences,

E-mail:knadabar[@]yahoo.co.in

Mobile 9409119257

Academic Qualifications

  • Ph. D in Economics

    Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore [University of Mysore, Mysore, 2005] (Thesis: The Regional Dimensions of Economic Growth in Indian Federalism)

  • M. Phil in Economics Sambalpur University, 1999
  • M.A. in Economics Sambalpur University, 1998

Specialization: Mathematical Economics and Econometrics

Scholarship and Other Qualifications

  • Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) Fellowship for Doctoral Research at Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore during 2000-05
  • National Educational Test for Lectureship (NET) conducted by UGC, New Delhi in 1999

Professional Career

  • 01.04.2013 - Present Assistant Professor, Central University of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
  • 01.03.2008- 31.03.2013 Assistant Professor, Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, India
  • 07.11.2005 – 29.02.2008 Senior Lecturer, Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, India

Courses Taught

  • Microeconomics (Managerial Economics)
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Forecasting (Econometrics)
  • Indian Economy in Global Context
  • Quantitative Technique in Management

Areas of Research Interest

  • Economic Growth and Development
  • Convergence, Regional Disparities
  • Forecasting and Applied Econometrics
  • Employment issues
  • Intergovernmental Transfers

Research and Publication

Publication of Book:

  • Regional Growth, Convergence and Fiscal Transfers: The Case of Indian Federation, ISBN:978-3-8364-8797-9,
    VDM Verlag Dr.
    Muller, Germany, 2009.
  • Publications of Articles in Journal and Proceedings

  • “Growth Performance of World Economy during Recent Global Recession: What do The Economist Data tell Us?” in Macro and Micro Dynamics of Trade, Finance and Investment Edited Book by P.K. Chugan and Sameer Pingle, Excel India Publishers, New Delhi,, 2012.
  • “Fiscal Stimulus Packages: Recovery from the Global Crisis” (with Dhiren Jotwani, Shivangi Singh), in Macro and Micro Dynamics of Trade, Finance and Investment Edited Book by P.K. Chugan and Sameer Pingle, Excel India Publishers, New Delhi,, 2012.
  • “Does Higher Education Lead to Employability: An empirical Analysis of Indian States” in edited book by Mridula Sahay and R K Mishra, Macmillan Publishers Indian Ltd, 2011, pp. 160-170.
  • “ARIMA Model for Forecasting of Wheat Prices in India” (with Yogesh Doshit and Sarla Achuthan) International Journal of GSTF Business Review, Vol.1, No.2, October 2011, pp. 239-244.
  • “Growth Performance of Indian States after the Recession”, in edited book: Managing Turbulent Times-Business Ecosystem and Macroeconomic Perspective, Excel India Publishers, New Delhi-67, 2011, PP. 64-75.
  • “Convergence in Human Development in India”, Regional Symbiosis, Institute for Regional Development, Kanpur, India, Annual Publication, Vol 18, 2010.
  • “Changing “Patterns of Growth and Employment in India: Post Liberalization Evidence”, Nirma University Journal of Business and Management Studies, Volume 2, Number 3 $ 4, January-June 2008.
  • “Regional Development in India: Post Reforms Evidence” published by 38th Annual Regional Science Conference, NIO, Donapaula, Goa, 2007.
  • Book Review: Protecting the Vulnerable Poor in India: The Role of Social Safety Nets, Nisha Srivastav and Pravesh Sharma (Editors), Nirma University Journal of Business and Management Studies, Ahmedabad,Vol 1, No. 3, January 2007.
  • Book Review: Economic Growth, David N. Weil, Nirma University Journal of Business and Management Studies, Ahmedabad Vol 1, No. 1, June 2006.
  • “Convergence in Standards of Living across Indian States”, Working Paper No. 153, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore-76, 2004.

International Conference (Papers Presented)

  • “Regional Convergence and Fiscal Transfers in India”, to be presented at International Conference on Emergence of India as an Economic Super Power : Challenges and Opportunities organised by Mohanlal Sukhdia University, Udaipur, Rajasthan and Transnational Corporations Review, Ottawa United Learning Academy, Canada during April 29 - 30, 2014.
  • “Impact of Federal Fiscal Transfers on Regional Convergence and Growth in India”, accepted for presentation at International Conference on Public Policy and Governance in the Era of Globalisation organized by Department of Economics, Central Univeristy of Kerala during 12-14 February 2013.
  • “Does Higher Education Lead to Employability: An Empirical Analysis of Indian States”, presented at International Conference on “Quality in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities” jointly organized by Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad and Human Resource Development Department, Govt. Of Bihar, Patna during October 20-21, 2011.
  • “Risk Management and Forecasting Exchange Rate” (With Prashant Kumar Sahu) presented at the 13th Nirma International conference on Management (NICOM-2010) on Managing Finance: Sustaining Shareholder Value, at Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, January 07-09, 2010.
  • “Forecasting Commodity Prices” (with Yogesh Doshit) presented at 13th Nirma International Conference on Management (NICOM-2010) on Managing Finance: Sustaining Shareholder Value, at Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, January 07-09, 2010.
  • “Economic Reforms and Its Impact on Regional Economic growth and Convergence in India”, presented at 4th International Conference on “ Globalisation and Sectoral Development” organized by AIB and IILM, New Delhi during 17-19th February 2006.
  • “Alternative Measures of Standards of Living”, presented at International Regional Science Symposium and 37th Annual Regional Science Conference on “Globalization, Reforms and Regional Development” in Bangalore (IIM, ISEC) during 5-10th January 2006.
  • “Regional Growth and Convergence in India”, presented in absentia at COSMAR, IISC, Bangalore in 2005.

National Conference (Papers Presented)

  • “Performance of States in Human Development in India”, to be presented at National Seminar on Interdisciplinary Approaches to Knowledge organized by School of Liberal Studies, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India during 3 - 4 April 2014.
  • “Determinants of Employment across Indian States”, presented at National Conference on “Employment Scenarios in India Post Reforms Period” held during March 4-5, 2011, Organised by Faculty of Commerce, M. S. University, Baroda.
  • “Impact of Economic Growth on Employment in India: Post Liberalization Evidence”, presented in Regional Science Conference held at North Bengal University, Siliguri (WB) during January 24-25, 2008.
  • “Regional Development in India: Post Reforms Evidence” presented in 38th Annual Regional Science Conference on “ Urbanization, Digital Economy and Environmental Sustainability” held at Goa during 19-21st January 2007.
  • “Economic reforms and Regional Disparities in India” presented in Third National Conference on “ Indian Economy: Forging Ahead in the 21st Century” organized by ICFAI B-school, Bangalore during 24-25th November 2006.
  • “Are Standards of Living Converging across Indian States” presented in Development Convention held at Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, 29-30 January, 2004.
  • “Evaluation Regional disparities in Develoipment Process in India” presented in 40th The Indian Econometric Society (TIES) Conference organized by Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, 13-15 February, 2004.
  • “Regional Growth and Convergence: A Panel Data Analysis”, presented in 41st TIES Conference, organized by Department of Economics, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, 20-22 Janaury 2005
  • “Regional Economic Growth and Convergence in India”, presented in Conference on Growth, Development, and Macroeconomic Policy, Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi, 17-18 December, 2004.

Research Project Undertaken

Strengthening Finances of Municipalities in the State of Gujarat, (With Dr. R.J Mody and Dr. Yougesh Doshit) at Institute of management, Nirma University Sponsored by Gujarat State Third Finance Commission, Government of Gujarat during February-October, 2012

Seminar Organised

“Strengthening Finances of Municipalities: Issues Before the Third Finance Commission”, (With Dr. R.J Mody and Dr. Yougesh Doshit) Sponsored by Gujarat State Third Finance Commission, Government of Gujarat and organized by Institute of management, Nirma University on September 1, 2012

Co-organiser, (with Dr. M. Mallikarjun) Regional Science Conference held at IMNU, Ahmedabad, January 2009.

Guest Lectures (Invited)

  • 3 Lectures on Regression Analysis and Time Series on ARIMA and VAR Models delivered for Resaerch Scholars for Orientation Workshop in Social Science Research oraganised by Sardar Patel Instiute Economic and Social Research (SPIESR), Ahmedabad during January 13-17, 2014.
  • 1 Lecture on Time Series on ARIMA and VAR Models delivered for Resaerch Scholars for Orientation Workshop in Social Science Research oraganised by Gujarat Institute of Development Research (GIDR), Ahmedabad during Setember 2-6, 2013.
  • 1 Lecture on Time Series ARIMA Model delivered for Ph. D Students at B. K. School, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, March 31, 2012.
  • Panelist for Budget Discussion at NIT, Nirma University March 18, 2012.
  • 2 Lectures on Simple and Multiple Regression Analysis in FDP on Marketing Research for Effective Decision Making, organized by Prof. Ashwini Awasthi and T.S Joshi, Institute of Management, Nirma University, Ahmedabad during 16-18th April 2009.
  • 3 Lectures on Time Series and Panel Data Analysis at ICSSR sponsored Workshop on Research Methodology and Quantitative Analysis organized by Department of Research Methodology and Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Sciences Veer Narmad South Gujarat University, Surat during 23-25 th November, 2007.
  • 2 Lectures on Probability and Sampling Methods on Research Methodology Course: Computer Applications in Social Sciences sponsored by ICSSR and organized by Centre for Social Studies, Surat during 30th January to 1st of February 2007.

Workshop Participated

  • Participated in Case Writing Workshop organized by Dr. Upinder Dhar, Director, IMNU at Institute of Management during 7-9th June 2007. The case was on “Kalupur Commercial Co-operative Bank Ltd.”
  • Particiapted in Workshop on Economic Reforms: Canadian and Indian Perspectives, organized by Shastri-Indo Canadian Institute, New Delhi, December 9-11, 2004.
  • Participated in Third Annual Workshop on Applied Bayesian Methods in Econometrics and Forecasting, organized by Economic Analysis Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore during 7-10th March, 2001.

Others

  • Co-ordinator, Vichar Vinimay Seminar, IMNU, Ahmedabad, 2009-2011
  • Co-ordinator, Managing Social Project for MBA Students 2007
  • Reviewer for Articless for NICOM, 2006-2012
  • Member of Research and Publications, IMNU, Ahmedabad during 2006-2012
  • Delivered lectures for Executive Development Programme, 2010
  • Returning Officer, ISTD, Ahmedabd Chapter, 2009