Distinguished Indian economist and a scholar Prof. T N Srinivasan passes away

Prof. Thirukodikaval Nilakanta Srinivasan (85), a distinguished Indian economist and a scholar, has passed away in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on November 11, 2018. He was known for being one of the key advocates of the 1991 economic reforms. Srinivasan, who was a Professor of Economics and International Area Studies Emeritus at Yale University, had been a mentor of macroeconomics to current RBI governor, Urjit Patel. He held editorial positions in prominent business periodicals such as Economic Review, Journal of Asian Economics and World Journal of Quantitative Economics. Srinivasan also founded the Journal of Development Economics, a field journal with macroeconomist Lance Jerome Taylor in 1972. His famous books include India’s Economic Reforms with renowned economist Jagdish Bhagwati and Reintegrating India with World Economy with economist Suresh Tendulkar.

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