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Dr K P Krishnan joins us as IEPF Chair in Regulatory Economics...
August 7, 2020

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We are delighted to announce that Dr K P Krishnan joined NCAER on August 7, 2020 as the IEPF Chair Professor in Regulatory Economics. The Chair has been established with the support of the Investor Education and Protection Fund Authority under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs in the Government of India.  Dr Krishnan will lead a group focused on research and policy outreach in the broad area of regulatory and public economics, including concerns about investor protection and financial sector reforms, land policy and records, public finance and public administration, and law, economics, and justice.  He expects to contribute widely through his research and engagement with fellow NCAER researchers, other researchers in India and overseas, policymakers at the Centre and in the States, donors, and the media.


Before his retirement from public service in December 2019, Dr Krishnan was the Union Secretary in the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.  Prior to that he was Special & Additional Secretary, Department of Land Resources, Ministry of Rural Development; Additional Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), Ministry of Finance; Principal Secretary, Department of Personnel & Administrative Reforms in the Government of Karnataka (his parent cadre); Secretary to the PM’s Economic Advisory Council in New Delhi; Joint Secretary, DEA; Secretary Finance in Karnataka; Advisor to the Indian ED at the World Bank, Dr Bimal Jalan; and a number of other positions after joining the Indian Administrative Service in the 1983 batch. This wealth of administrative and domain experience will add greatly to NCAER’s pool of intellectual and analytical excellence in our work on a range of public policy issues. 


Trained in economics, finance and law, Dr Krishnan currently chairs the Cross Border Insolvency Rules/Regulation Committee of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. He has earlier chaired the Government of India’s Committee on Comprehensive Regulation of Credit Rating Agencies, and has been a member of several other expert committees, including the T K Viswanathan Committee on Reform of Bankruptcy Laws in India; High-level Expert Committee headed by Dr C Rangarajan to suggest measures for efficient management of public expenditure; High-level Coordination Committee on Financial Markets chaired by the RBI Governor; and the Committee on Financial Sector Reforms under the chairmanship of Dr Raghuram Rajan.


Professor Krishnan has several years of teaching experience as a Visiting Professor at the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, at Ashoka University in Sonipat, and as BOK Visiting International School Professor of Regulation at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He regularly lectures at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in Mussorie.  He has published extensively on a range of public policy issues in books, journals, and in the mainstream media. 


Dr Krishnan holds a B.A. (Hons) in Economics from St Stephen’s College and an LL.B. degree from the University of Delhi, an M.A. in Economics from the University of Mysore, and a FPM/Ph.D. in Economics & Finance from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.