Faculty Details

Name : Anand Venkatesh (On lien)

E-Mail : anand@irma.ac.in

Designation : Associate Professor

Primary Areagroup(s) : Economics

Secondary Areagroup(s) : Production Operations Management & QT

Address : B-19, Irma Campus, P. B. No. 60 Anand Gujarat

Phone : (O) 221607 , (R) 221739

Current Areas of Interest : Rural Infrastructure Economics, Productivity and Efficiency Analysis, Prioritization using AHP

  • 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
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