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R Venkatesan

Senior Consultant

R. Venkatesan is a Senior Consultant at NCAER. Prior to this he was Senior Fellow and Head of Industry Division at NCAER. Earlier he had held various positions with the Government, academic and private sectors; he was a consultant at the Planning Commission, a faculty at the Administrative Staff College of India and a senior project Economist at MN Dastur & co. His research interests include Social Cost-Benefit Analysis, Earth Sciences and Economic development, Information & Communication Technologies – e-Readiness & e-Governance. He has a number of publications to his credit in national and international journals; he has also published four books and nine working papers in his areas of interest.


  • May 1994-March 2008: Senior Fellow and Head Industry Division, NCAER
  • 1989-1994: President, Ragavendra, Economic, Management and Technology Consultants
  • 1983-1989: Financial Management Specialist,The Cooperative League of the USA
  • 1982-1983 and 1978-1980: Senior Project Analyst, M.N. Dastur and co.
  • 1979-1982: Management Consultant, Administrative Staff College of India
  • 1976-1979: Consultant, Project Appraisal Division Planning Commission


  • BTech Indian Institute of Technology, Madras 1971
  • PGDM Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore 1976



Research Interests