Designation: Assistant Professor
Associate Dean, Research
Qualification: PhD, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Specialization: Development Economics and Public Economics
Office: 109, UGC Building Ext: 303

Hari teaches the core courses on Public Economics, Development Economics and Elective Course on Political Economy of India’s Development at the Institute. His areas of research interest are in development economics, and specifically in labour and employment in India, skilling, human development and economic growth, financing of human development, and regional economic development. 

He works on several funded research projects at the Institute. One is in collaboration with the London School of Economics, and IIT Kanpur on the Futuristic Ecosystem for Digital Entrepreneurship, working in the area of the knowledge economy. He is exploring the human capital aspect of the fin-tech industry as part of this project.

The other is funded by the Department of Economics and Statistics, Government of Maharashtra, and is exploring ways to update the methodology for estimation of District Domestic Product. He is guiding four PhD scholars, whose research areas include gender budgeting, finances of urban local bodies in India, multidimensional poverty and rural livelihoods of plantation workers in India.

  • Books and book chapters
  • Publications
  • Completed projects
  • Papers presented
  • Membership
  • Awards & Recognition
  • “State Exchequer Post Demonetization: Tale of Maharashtra Budget 2017-18” in UmeshDeshmukh, T.V.G. Sharma and Sudhakar D. Bhoite (ed) Demonetization and Remonetization: Issues and Challenges for Global Business, Readers Press, New Delhi, 2018. 
  • “Cooperative Federalism: Implications for Social Sector Expenditure in India” in Naseer Ahmed Khan (ed), Challenges and Issues in Indian Fiscal Federalism, Springer Nature, Singapore 2018. 
  • “Kerala’s Gulf Connection: Emigration, Remittances and their Macro Economic Impact” along with K.P.Kannan, chapter in K.C.Zachariah, et al (ed.) book, titled, Kerala’s Gulf Connection, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, 2002

Articles

  • “Neither in Employment Nor in Education or Training: A Study on India”, Hema Kurup and K.S. Hari, Journal of Indian School of Political Economy (Forthcoming) ISSN: 0971-0396 (UGC Care List).
  • “The effects of Regional Trade Agreements on the import of intermediate rubber products of India” Joby Joseph and K S Hari, Journal of Rubber Research, Volume 24, N0.4. October 2021, ISSN: 1511-1768(UGC CARE List).
  • “How to succeed as Startups: A study on Mumbai- Pune Region, Maharashtra, India” Apoorva Palkar and K.S. Hari, AIMS Journal of Management, Vol.7. No.1, July 2021. ISSN 2395-9852, (UGC CARE List).
  • “Tariff Policies Under the Regional Trade Agreements of India: An Analysis of Their Impact on Import of Rubber”. J. Joseph and K.S. Hari, Rubber Science, 34(1), pp. 16-35, 2021. ISSN 2454-4841, (UGC CARE List).
  • “Revisiting Kerala’s Gulf Connection: Half and Century of Emigration, Remittances and Their Macroeconomic Impact, 1972-2020”. K. P. Kannan and K.S. Hari, Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol 63, No.4, pp. 941-967, December 2020. ISSN 0971-7927, (Scopus Indexed).
  • “Regional Dimension of India’s Employment Growth in Recent Years”. K.S. Hari and Hema S. Kurup, Indian Journal of Regional Science, Vol.52. No.1. pp.1-18, June 2020. ISSN 0046-9017 (Peer Reviewed)
  • “Market Orientation and Export Performance under ASEAN- India Free Trade Agreement: The case of India’s Rubber and Rubber Products”. J. Joseph and K.S. Hari, Journal of Asian Economic Integration, Vol. 1, No.2, pp. 242-259, September 2019. ISSN: 2631-6846 (UGC CARE List).
  • “Comparative Advantage and Export Performance of India’s Rubber Sector: An Exploratory Analysis” J. Joseph and K.S. Hari, Journal of Rubber Research, Volume 22, No. 3. pp. 109-117. September 2019. ISSN: 1511-1768(UGC CARE List).
  • “Millennium Development Goals to Sustainable Development Goals: The Long Road Ahead of India” K.S. Hari, Anvesak, Vol.48. No.2. pp 69-90, July –December 2018. ISSN: 0378-4568 (UGC CARE List).
  • “Progress in Reducing Child Undernutrition in India'' Sunny Jose and K.S. Hari, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 50, No. 3, pp. 23-26, January 2015. ISSN: 0012-9976 (Scopus Indexed)
  • “Poverty and Inequality in India”. K.S. Hari and Neelambar Hatti, Social Science Spectrum, Vol. 1. No. 4. Pp. 249-261, December 2015. ISSN 2454-2806, (Peer Reviewed)
  • “Economic Development in India: An interstate analysis” K.S. Hari, Arthavijnana, No. 2. March 2013. ISSN 0971-586X (UGC CARE List).
  • “Foreign Remittances & its Macro-Economic Impact on Indian Economy”, International Journal for Advanced Research in Emerging Disciplines, Vol1. No.1, March 2013 (Peer Reviewed)
  • “Structural Transformation in an Agrarian Economy: A study of India 1970-2000”, K.S. Hari, Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol.46. No.4 December 2003. ISSN 0971-7927, (Scopus Indexed)

Review Articles

Review of the book” Return Emigrants in Kerala: Welfare, Rehabilitation and Development”, K.C. Zachariah, P.R. Gopinathan Nair and S. IrudayaRajan, Manohar Publications, New Delhi, Published in Avesak, Vol.36, No.2, July-December, 2006.

Review of the book “Local Democracy and Development: The Kerala People’s Campaign for Decentralized Planning” T.M. Thomas Issac and Richard W Franke, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Inc Oxford, published in Journal of Development Studies, Vol.40. No.1. October 2003.

Working Papers

International Migration, Remittances and Its Macro-Economic Impact on Indian Economy, along with Sunny Kumar Singh, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Working Paper No. 2011-01-06, January 2011.

Kerala’s Gulf Connection: Emigration, Remittances and their Macro-Economic Impact, along with K.P.Kannan, Working paper No. 328, March 2002, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum.

  1. “Futuristic Ecosystems for Digital Entrepreneurship: UK-India cross border collaborations for enhancing Knowledge-Economy”. Co- Principal Investigator on an ICSSR-ESRC_UKRI funded research project in collaboration with IIT Kanpur and London School of Economics and Political Science (2021-2024). 
  2. “Estimation of District Domestic Product in Maharashtra” Expert Committee Member on this project sponsored by Department of Economics and Statistics, Government of Maharashtra, implemented by Shivaji University, Kolhapur ( Ongoing). 
  3. “Employment Generation through Affirmative State Action: A Study of Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) in Pune District, Maharashtra. Sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi (Submitted in December 2021). 
  4. “Critical Success Factor for Startups: A Case study of Pune”, Association of Indian Management Schools, (Submitted in June 2021).
  5. State Finances of Maharashtra”: A study on State Finances of Maharashtra for the Fifteenth Finance Commission, Government of India (Submitted in July 2018).
  6.  “Seasonal Migration in Maharashtra” an independent Research project completed in October 2009, Sponsored by Tata Trust, Mumbai at Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune. 
  7. “Regional Growth and Human Development in India”. Sponsored by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi, 2008.
  1. “Emerging Nature of the Labour Market in India”, Lincoln’s Inn Field, London School of Economics and Political Science, May 8, 2019.
  2. Regional Dimension of India’s Employment Growth in the Post Reform Era” paper presented at the 59th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics (ISLE) held at Gulati Institute of Taxation, Thiruvananthapuram on 16-18 December 2017.
  3. “Education, Skill Enhancement and Employability: The Emerging Challenge of the Indian Labour Market in Post Reform Scenario”, paper presented in the Three Day International Conference on ‘India after 25 years of Economic Reforms: What’s Achieved? What’s Ahead?” organised by the Department of Economics, the Central University of Kerala on 1-3 March 2018. 
  4. “State Exchequer Post Demonetisation: Tale of Maharashtra Budget 2017-18” paper presented in the International Conference on Demonetisation and Remonetisation: Issues and Challenges for Global Business, organised by Chhatrapati Shahu Institute of Business Education and Research, Kolhapur on 4th and 5 August 2017. 
  5. “Growth sans Employment: The Issue of Jobless Growth” paper presented in Two Day National Seminar on Macroeconomic Challenges in the Context of Demonetisation and GST, organised at Post Graduate and Research Department of Economics, Government College, Kottayam on November 9 and 10 2017.
  6. “Millennium Development Goals: The Missing Targets in India” at National Seminar on ‘Institutions and Millennial Concerns in Development’ organised by the Department of Economics, Government College, Kasaragod on 15 and 16 December 2016.
  7.  “Kerala’s Development and Gujarat’s Growth: Lessons to be Learned Each Other”, paper presented in Two Day National Seminar on Contemporary Indian Economy: Macroeconomic Instabilities and Debates” Organised by Post Graduate Department of Economics, Government College, Kasaragod on 29, 30, November 2013.
  8. “Kerala’s Human Development in a Comparative Perspective: Past Attainments and Future Challenges” in National Seminar on Kerala’s Development Priorities in the New Millennium, organised by the Department of Economics, Government Victoria, Palakkad, 31 October 2013.
  9. “ Economic Reforms and Industrial Sector in India” paper presented at the National Seminar on Two Decades of Economic Reforms in India, held at Nehru Arts and Science College, Kanhangad on 22-23 February 2011.
  10. “ India-GCC Economic Relations: Current Scenario and Future Prospects” paper presented in a three-day national seminar on “ India-GCC Relations: Understanding New Dynamics” on March 17,18, 19, 2010. 
  11. “International Migration, Remittances and Its Macro-Economic Impact on Indian Economy”, paper presented at Indian Society of Labour Economics, Annual Conference between 17-19 December 2010 at Karnataka University, Dharwad along with Sunny Kumar Singh.
  12. “Economic Growth and Human Development: Regional Experiences in India”, Open Seminar Presented at Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode on 9 October 2010.
  13. “Economic Growth and Human Development: Empirical Evidence from Indian States” paper presented in the 3rd Annual Development Convention, held at the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, between 29 and 30 January 2004.
  14. “Structural Transformation in an Agrarian Economy: A study of structural Transformation in India (1970-2000)” paper presented at the 45th Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics, held at Jadavpur University, Kolkata between 15 and 17 December 2003.
  1. Member, Indian Society of Labour Economics.
  2. Member Academic Council, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune (Deemed University), 1st July 2017 till 30 June 2019.
  3. Member Board of Studies, Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune (Deemed University), 1st July 2017 till 30 June 2019.
  4. Member Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC), Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune (Deemed University), 8th June 2015 till 30 June 2019.
  5. Member Board of Studies, Department of Economics, Viswakarma Institute of Technology, Pune, since 13th December, 2018.
  6. Member Board of Studies, Department of Economics, Indira College of Commerce, Waked, Pune, since 2019.
  7. Member Board of Studies, Department of Economics, Chhatrapati Shahu Institute of Business Education and Research, Kolhapur, 1st March 2014 till 28th February 2016
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, Subir Chowdhury Post-Doctoral Fellowship, 2018-19.
  • Reserve Bank of India, Scholarship for Faculty Members from Academic Institutions – 2018.
  • K. N. Raj Teacher Fellowship 2017, Awarded by Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India.
  • University Grant Commission, Government of India: Senior Research Fellowship 2002-2004 (PhD)
  • University Grant Commission, Government of India: Junior Research Fellowship 1999-2002 (M.Phil and PhD).