Kural கொக்கொக்க கூம்பும் பருவத்து மற்றதன் குத்தொக்க சீர்த்த இடத்து.       In English: In waiting time feign peace like stork In fighting time strike like its peck.

Department of Economics

Faculty Profiles

Employee No:
Dr. K. Jothi Sivagnanam , M.A. (Economics), M.Phil., Ph.D.
Professor & Head
Public Economics, Fiscal Federalism, Local Governance



Office: Department of Economics, University of Madras, Chepauk, Chennai - 600 005, Tamil Nadu



Off: 25399647


Mobile: 9444285357




  • Chairman, Review Committee of the ?Economics? Text Book for the Eleventh Standard of Tamil Nadu Higher Secondary Education (Plus One) to be Published by the Text Book Society of Tamil Nadu, Government of Tamil Nadu
  •   Member, Academic Council, Dr. Ambedkar Government Arts College (Autonomous), Chennai 39.
  • Member, P.G Board of Studies in Economics, Periyar University, Salem.
  • Member, Working Group on Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation for Formulations of Eleventh Five Year Plan, State Planning Commission, Government of Tamil Nadu, Chennai.
  • Member, Working Group on Higher Education for Formulations of Eleventh Five Year Plan, State Planning Commission, Government of Tamil Nadu, Chennai 5.
  • Member, Editorial Committee for Association of Indian Universities? Special Issue of University News to Mark the Sesquicentenary of the University of Madras, Chennai.
  • Member, P.G. Board of Studies in Economics, Nagarjuna University, A.P.
  • Expert (in Economics), for Mid-Term Appraisal of Research Projects funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi.

Projects (Total Projects : 2)

  • Title : Completed projects funded by Planning Commission, Government of India, NCERT, New Delhi, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi.  
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  • Title : Currently engaged in preparing the District Human Development Report for Dharmapuri District for the State Planning Commission, Government of Tamil Nadu.  
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Articles (Total Articles: 7)

  • ?Poverty Reduction by Decentralisation: A Case for Rural Panchayats in Tamil Nadu? Indian Rural Economy: Essays in Memory of Prof. Gilbert Slater, Madras University Publication, Chennai-05, 2009., 
  • Reservation to OBC: A Demoratic Perspective: Paper presented in the National Seminar on Social Justice and Higher Education, University of Madras, Chennai-05, 2009., 
  • ?Pappapatti Syndrome: Reservation Issue or Sheer Untouchability?, Panchayats in Action: Emerging Forms and Issues, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, 2006., 
  • 'Affirmative Action in US and Protective Discrimination in India, in Anil Kumar Thakur and Dalip Kumar (eds.), Economic Thoughts on Justice and Equity?, New Delhi, 2006., 
  • 'Indian Economic Thought on Decentralisation and Development? in the Indian Economic Association 87th Annual Conference Volume, December, 2004., 
  • Economic Policy Reforms and Southern States, in K. Jothi Sivagnanam (ed) Economic Reforms and Southern States: Emerging Trends and Issues, Post-Graduate and Research Department of Economics, Pachaiyappa?s College for Men, Kanchipuram, 2005, 
  • Fiscal Reforms Policies and Trends: A Political Economy Perspective?, India Vision 2020: Opportunities and Challenges, Loyola College, Chennai, 2004., 

Books (Total Books: 6)

  • ?Indian Economy :A Ray of Hope in the Darkness : A Review? Kanaiyazhi, April 2006.,  )
  • Business Economics, Tata McGraw Hill Publication, New Delhi, 2010( with R. Srinivasan).,  )
  • Question Bank: Economic Theory Higher Secondary- Second Year), Tamil Nadu Parent Teacher Association, Chennai, 2008 (as Reviewer).,  )
  • Indian Economy (Higher Secondary- First Year), Tamil Nadu Textbook Corporation, Chennai, 2007.,  )
  • Economic Reforms and Southern States: Emerging Trends and Issues (2005), Post- Graduate & Research Department of Economics, Pachaiyappa?s College for Men, Kanchipuram.,  )
  • Local Governance : Tamil Nadu Experience, (2003), Planning Commission's Chair and Unit, Department of Economics, University of Madras, Chennai 5.,  )

Research Guidance

  • Ph.D Awarded 4
    Ph.D Students 8
    M.Phil Awarded 35
    M.Phil Students 5

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