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Prof. Ramesh Chand

Prof. Ramesh Chand

Member, NITI Aayog

Prof. Ramesh Chand is Member of National Institution for Transforming India, NITI Aayog, Government of India, and Chairman of the Institute of Economic Growth, New Delhi. He is also member of the Policy Advisory Council (PAC) of the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). In the past, he was Member of the Fifteenth Finance Commission, member of Board of Trustees of International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT), Mexico and member of Food Security Council of World Economic Forum.

He has a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi. Prof. Ramesh Chand has worked in senior academic positions at National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, New Delhi, Institute of Economic Growth and Punjab Agricultural University. He was Visiting Professor at University of Wollongong, NSW Australia and at Institute of Developing Economies, Chiba Shi, Japan. He has also been Consultant with international organizations such as FAO, UNDP, ESCAP, UNCTAD, Commonwealth and World Bank.

Prof. Chand has authored seven books and published more than 150 research papers in reputed national and international journals in the areas of agriculture growth and development, demand and supply, food policy, farmers’ issues, agricultural markets and trade. In recognition of his contributions, Prof. Ramesh Chand has received several national and international awards.

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