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Anand Venkatesh

Primary Areagroup(s):

Economics

Designation:

Professor

Secondary Areagroup(s):

Production Operations Management & QT

Current Areas of Interest:

Rural Infrastructure Economics, Productivity and Efficiency Analysis, Prioritization using AHP

anand@irma.ac.in

(O) 221607

Profile Summary
  • Received Ph.D. Degree in Economics from the University of Mumbai in August, 2004

    Area of Specialization: Transportation Economics

    Dissertation Title: Pricing, Cost Recovery and Production Efficiency in the Indian Railways

    Dissertation Guide: Professor S.Sriraman, Walchand Hirachand Professor of Transportation Economics, Department of Economics, University of Mumbai

    Post-Doctoral Study:

    Venue: University of Pretoria, South Africa
    Period: September 2008- August 2009
    Topic: Understanding Rural Travel Behaviour Using Stated Choice Modelling
    Facilitator: Prof. Christo Venter, University of Pretoria

    Brief Outline of Work: This study was an attempt to model rural travel, a hitherto under researched area. The rural area of Kgautswane in South Africa was taken as study area and by means of techniques like Participatory Rural Appraisals, the drivers of travel behaviour were determined. Finally rural travel was modeled using stated choice modeling approach and interesting insights were obtained regarding the same. The plan hereon is to continue the study in rural India and widen the scope of the project by including captivity in rural travel, attribute cutoffs, etc.

    • Have acquired exposure to rural economy, society and polity in IRMA
    • Have good exposure to management teaching by means of interacting with students over a range of disciplines
    • Possess the ?ideal blend? of experience in training, research and consultancy
    • Have good exposure to research in passenger public transportation management
    • The teaching stint at the undergraduate level helps me to simplify even relatively complex concepts
    • The combination of economics, mathematics and statistics has given me a competitive edge both in qualitative research as well as modelling
    • Have a good command over various Indian languages such as Marathi, Hindi, Tamil and Kannada

Awards

  • Awarded Fulbright Nehru Fellowship for Academic and Professional Excellence in 2014-15. As part of the Fellowship spent nine months in Dept. of Economics, University of Connecticut, USA.
  • Won best paper award for ""Are Stated Choice Methods Applicable in Rural Areas? A Study of Kgautswane Rural Area in South Africa"" in International Conference on Marketing in Emerging Economies held at IIM Ahmedabad in January, 2013.

Academics

  • August 2004: Ph.D. Degree in Economics from the University of Mumbai
  • 1994-96 : Department of Economics, University of Mumbai M.A. Economics with Specialization in Econometrics and International Economics
  • 1991-94 : R.N.Ruia College, University of MumbaiB.Sc Statistics with Economics and Mathematics as Minor Subjects

Courses

  • Rural Immersion and Simulation Workshop - Naranpur Express
  • Business Statistics and Analytics
  • Quantitative Analysis for Rural Management
  • Macroeconomics
  • Benchmarking Technique
  • Data envelopment analysis (DEA) for Benchmarking
  • Managerial Economics
  • International Trade
  • Marketing Research and Analytics
  • Operations Research
  • Macro Economic Perspectives

Journal(Article)

  • Mitra, S., Priya P., Venkatesh, A., & Biswas, S. N. (2020) Timely Forecasts of Diffusion of innovations: The Bass Model in Emerging Markets. Global Business Review. https://doi.org/10.1177%2F09721509209734
  • Venkatesh A and Kushwaha, S (2017) "Measuring technical efficiency of passenger bus companies in India: a non-radial data envelopment analysis approach", OPSEARCH, pp: 1-18; February. DOI: 10.1007/s12597-017-0303-z.
  • Subhash Ray, Kankana Mukherji and Anand Venkatesh (2016), "Nonparametric Measures of Efficiency in the Presence of Undesirable Outputs: A By-production Approach", Empirical Economics; March, pp. 1-35.
  • Anand V and Venkatesh, A (2016) "Adoption of a Demand-Centric Approach to Understand Housing Issues in Mumbai , Journal of the Indian School of Political Economy; Jan-June.
  • Shah, T., Kumar, M., Yadav, V. and Venkatesh, A.(2015) "Celebrating a Decade of Research in Rural Management", International journal of Rural Management, 11(2)
  • Priya, P and Venkatesh, A (2014) "Steel Retailing in Rural India: Development of a Systematic Market Selection Decision Score Card", Steel Scenario, Vol. 23(8).
  • Priya, P and Venkatesh, A (2012), "Integration of Analytic Hierarchy Process with Regression Analysis to Identify Attractive Locations for Market Expansion", Journal of Multi Criteria Decision Analysis, 19(3/4), pp. 143-153.
  • Priya, P and Venkatesh, A (2012), "Integration of Analytic Hierarchy Process with Regression Analysis to Identify Attractive Locations for Market Expansion", Journal of Multi Criteria Decision Analysis, 19(3/4), pp. 143-153.

Published/Registered Case with teaching note by International National Publisher

  • Govind G. Verma and Anand Venkatesh (2020), A Dilemma with Managing Common-Pool Resources: Are People`s Institutions a Way Forward?" SAGE Business Cases, SAGE Publications Ltd. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781529702187

Workshop

National
  • Anand Venkatesh Presented IDRC TTI project findings on "Impact of Industrialisation in Rural Communities- A study of Mundra Taluka in Kutch Region" in workshop held in IRMA, August 2013.

Conference

International
  • Anand Venkatesh presented paper on "Analysis of Drivers of fuel efficiency in Indian bus companies using Data Envelopement Analysis" at the international DEA conference at Wuhan China; October 23-30 2018.
National
  • Anand Venkatesh Presented paper on Analysis of Drivers of Fuel Efficiency in Indian Bus Companies using Data Envelopment Analysis with S. Ray and Shivam Kushwaha at 52nd Annual Conference of the Indian Econometric Society, IIM Kozhikode; January 4-6, 2016.
  • Anand Venkatesh presented a paper titled "Short and Long Run Cost Efficiency in Indian Bus Transportation" in annual conference of The Indian Econometric Society jointly with Shivam Kushwaha, December 2013.
  • Anand Venkatesh and Christo Venter presented a paper on Applicability of Stated Choice Techniques in Rural Areas, at a Conference on Marketing in Emerging Economics, conducted by the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad; January 9-11, 2013.

Working Papers

  • WP#275
    Roads Facilitating Rural Accessibility: A Critique of the PMGSY
    Author(s): Anand Venkatesh, Falguni Patel
    Oct-2015
  • WP#257
    SHORT AND LONG-RUN COST EFFICIENCY IN STATE TRANSPORT
    Author(s): Anand Venkatesh, Shivam Kushwaha
    Jun-2014
  • WP#218
    Market Selection Decision Scorecard : Integrating Multivariate Techniques And AHP
    Author(s): Preeti Priya, Anand Venkatesh
    May-2010

MDP-Coordinated

  • Advanced Statistical Analysis of Survey Data for Economics and Statistics Department, Himachal Pradesh, (November 25 - 30, 2019)
  • Data Envelopment Analysis, (January 8 - 10, 2016)
  • "Training of Trainers" in Statistical Methodology (Phase-II), (August 19 - 23, 2014)
  • "Training of Trainers" in Statistical Methodology (Phase-I), (August 5 - 9, 2014)
  • Data Analysis Skills Using SPSS, (July 22 - 25, 2014)
  • Data Management Skills, (October 17 - 19, 2013)
  • Data Management Skills, (March 20 - 22, 2013)
  • Data Management Skills, (December 7 - 9, 2010)
  • Marketing Research - Insights and Applications, (April 21 - 25, 2008)
  • Marketing Research for Managers, (May 16 - 18, 2007)

MDP-Instructed

  • General Business Management Programme for National Dairy Development Board, (September 2 - 21, 2019)
  • General Business Management Programme for National Dairy Development Board, (July 22 - August 10, 2019)
  • Advanced Statistical Analysis of Survey Data, (May 14 - 16, 2019)
  • Management Development Programme for Mid-Level Officers of Kudumbashree, (January 28 - February 1, 2019)
  • Management of Rural Development Projects for Jharkhand State Livelihood Promotion Society, (January 16 - 22, 2019)
  • General Business Management Programme for National Dairy Development Board, (October 8 - 27, 2018)
  • Data Analysis of Surveys, (August 1 - 3, 2018)
  • General Business Management Programme for National Dairy Development Board, (July 16 - August 4, 2018)
  • Management Development Programme for Mid-Level Officers of Kudumbashree, (July 2 - 6, 2018)
  • Management Development Programme for Mid-Level Officers of Kudumbashree, (May 1 - 5, 2018)
  • Project Management and Team Building for Tech Mahindra Foundation, (March 7 - 10, 2018)
  • Data Analysis of Surveys, (August 8 - 10, 2017)
  • Making Markets Work for the Poor (Market-Led Livelihood Interventions), (February 22 - 24, 2017)
  • UDAAN Management Development Programme in Rural Management for TATA Steel Global Wires Division, (February 1 - 3, 2017)
  • Practical Answers to Poverty - Marketing of Rural Products, (September 20 - 23, 2016)
  • UDAAN Management Development Programme in Rural Management for TATA Steel Global Wires Division, (July 5 - 7, 2016)
  • Practical Answers to Poverty - Marketing of Rural Products, (September 1 - 4, 2015)
  • General Management Programme, (January 6 - 25, 2014)
  • General Management Programme, (February 25 - March 16, 2013)
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Techniques for Evaluation, (December 19 - 22, 2011)
  • General Management Programme for NDDB Officers, (June 13 - July 2, 2011)
  • Assessment of Poverty and Livelihoods for Rural Communities for the Officers of the Government of Yemen, (April 7 - 27, 2011)
  • Management Appreciation Programme for the Officers of NDDB, (February 21 - 25, 2011)
  • Rural Marketing Skills, (May 3 - 5, 2010)

Research and Consulting

Completed
  • Preparation of TOT for DES Cadre,GOG[UNICEF} (Coordinator)
  • Conducting Impact Assessment Study,Vadodara-Halol (Coordinator)
  • RTP Evaluation ? UNDP (Member)
  • SAIL Project-Study for Identification of B L R S P (Member)

Faculty Recognition

  • Member of curriculum review committee and research review committee of the Department of Economics, University of Mumbai [2019]
  • Member of curriculum review committee and research review committee of the Department of Economics, University of Mumbai [2019]
  • Invited as keynote speaker at GS College of Commerce, Nagpur for the first of three national conferences entitled "Developing New Insights for the Development of Gramin Bharat"; September 18-19, 2019 [2019]
  • Member of Academic Board and Subject Board, Department of Economics, University of Mumbai [2018]
  • Resource person in "National Conference on Governance Issues in Transportation", University of Mumbai; January 2013 [2013]