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Parth J. Shah is president of the Centre for Civil Society, an independent, nonprofit, research and educational organizationthink tankin New Delhi, India. The Centre started on August 15, 1997 with the determination to improve the quality of life of all citizens of India by reviving and reinvigorating the institutions of civil society. It offers public policy solutions within the framework of rule of law, limited government, and competitive markets.
Parth received his B Pharm from M S University, Baroda, and Ph D in economics (with an emphasis on Austrian Political Economy) from Auburn University in the USA. He taught economics at the University of Michigan at Dearborn before returning to India to start the Centre for Civil Society. He has published academic articles in the areas of development economics, welfare economics, business cycle theory, free or laissez-faire banking, and currency board systems. In India his research has focused on private initiatives in and reforms of the education system and property right approach to environmental problems and natural resource management.
He has edited Friedman on India, Profiles in Courage: Dissent on Indian Socialism, Do Corporations have Social Responsibility? and co-edited Law, Liberty, and Livelihood, Terracotta Reader, and Agenda for Change. He writes regularly for several newspapers and magazines. He is the youngest Indian member of the Mont Pelerin Society, the premier international association of classical liberals.
Parth enjoys applying economic principles to understand various human and non-human behavior patterns, and is always doing economics except when he plays chess, badminton, or tennis
Born in Rawalpindi (now in Pakistan) in 1945, Kanwal Rekhi came to India with his family after partition and settled down in Kanpur. He graduated as an electrical engineer from IIT Bombay in 1967 and did his MS from Michigan University in 1969. He worked as an engineer, systems analyst, and manager for many years before floating his first company, Excelan in 1982. After Novell bought Excelan in 1989, he joined the Board of Directors of Novell and was named Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. He left Novell in 1995 to start afresh a venture capitalist and angel investor. He is actively focused on helping young entrepreneurs getting started and was the motivating force behind K. B. Chandrashekahars Exodus. Currently involved at the Board Level in many companies including 123signup.com, Instantis, Mediaway, Sierra Atlantic, and Versata, Kanwal is also involved in increasing the visibility of premier educational institutions in India. He recently gifted US $ 2 Million to IIT Bombay to help set up a new School of Information Technology. Kanwal was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 1987 by the Arthur-Young/Venture magazine. He was named to Board of Advisors to the President of Michigan Tech and was also honoured with a Doctorate in 1997 in Business and Engineering.
Articles by Shreekant Gupta:
SSRN's Top Ten Download : Do Stock Markets Penalise Environment-Unfriendly Behaviour? Evidence From India March 2003
Dithering On Climate Change At Delhi Economic & Political Weekly
Does CoP8 Achieve Anything? October 29, 2002
Job Vs Environment Trade-Off Can't Be Ignored, December 5, 2000
Can The Market Save Endangered Species?, October 17, 2000
Can The Market Save Endangered Species? (extended version)
Sauvik Chakraverti has won the Frederic Bastiat Award for Journalism from the International Policy Network in London. He received the prize on October 4 at London from Baroness Margaret Thatcher!
Articles by Sauvik Chakraverti:
Ring in Torts:Making People Pay for Negligence Jun 18, 2004
Brand New Delhi: Let Political India Move Out of the Capital March 26, 2004
Walled-in Ideas. We No Longer Need Economists Feb 6, 2004
Auction Ayodhya: We'll Have Both Freedom and Justice Nov 19, 2003
Reassessing Nehru: Free India From His Evil Legacy Jun 12, 2003
On Utopia and Hindu Rashtra Jan 13, 2003
Economics. On The Rocks October 1, 2002
ALTERNATIVE NATION - The Public Administration of Anarchy April 25, 2002
The Liberal Vision, India, August 2001
Hobbes' Mistake - The Rational Case For Anarchy, May 26, 2001
Predatory State, September 22, 1999
New Brooms for Old - Fiscal Discipline & Public Services, May 28, 1999
Prior to writing, he has variously been a fisherman, a businessman, a television presenter and a policeman.
Gurcharan Das is a columnist, novelist, playwright, and a management consultant. He is the author of the recent bestseller, India Unbound, published by Knopf in the U.S. and Viking/Penguin in India, and Profile Books in the U.K. He writes a regular column for the Times of India and occasional articles for the Wall Street Journal and other newspapers. Penguin Books have published his novel, A Fine Family, which is being adapted for film by the director, Sham Benegal. Oxford University Press has published his anthology, Three English Plays, consisting of Larins Sahib, a prize-winning play about the British in India, which has been produced in many cities, and presented at the Edinburgh Festival. Mira, another play, was produced off-Broadway to critical acclaim from New York critics and has had long and successful runs in many cities around the world. 9 Jakhoo Hill is currently touring around India.
Gurcharan Das graduated with honors from Harvard University in Philosophy and Politics. He later attended Harvard Business School (AMP), where he is featured in three case studies. He was a writer in residence at Harvard in1992.
He was CEO of Procter & Gamble India and Vice President, Procter & Gamble Far East between 1985-1992, and Vice President and Managing Director, Procter & Gamble Worldwide until 1994, when he took early retirement to become a full time writer. He has two children and lives with his wife in New Delhi.
Interview in local paper in Guatemala March 6, 2005
Articles by Dr.Christopher Lingle:
Time For China To Float Its Currency Nov 25, 2004
Is The India-China Gap Narrowing? Nov 9, 2004
The True Nature of Inflation Aug 19, 2004
Depoliticise The Human Rights Debate April, 2002
Blame It All on Socialism April, 2002
Dr. Christopher LINGLE is a native of Atlanta, Georgia USA (born: 2 October 1948). After earning his doctorate in economics from the University of Georgia in 1977, he has served principally as a university professor. Most of his career has been spent outside the USA, including university appointments in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. He is an ardent and energetic defender of individual freedom.
Dr. LINGLE is currently Visiting Professor of Economics in ESEADE at Universidad Francisco Marroqun in Guatemala and Adjunct Scholar at the Centre for Independent Studies in Sydney. He also operates a private, independent consultancy that advises clients on economic and political risk in emerging market economies (eConoLytics.com).
His previous appointments include Visiting Associate Professor of Economics, Case Western Reserve University (1996-98); Visiting Scholar-Emory University and Adjunct Professor of Economics-Georgia State University (January 1995 to August 1996); Senior Fellow-European Studies Program, National University of Singapore (September 1993 to November 1994); Associate Professor of Economics-Loyola University (New Orleans); Associate Professor of Economics-Miami University, European Center, Luxembourg and Oxford, Ohio (1981 to 1984 and 1989 to 1991), Adjunct Professor-Departement de Droit et des Sciences economiques, Centre Universitaire de Luxembourg (1989-91); Senior Lecturer-University of Natal, South Africa (1984-90). During a sabbatical in 1987, the Chinese government invited him to serve as Visiting Foreign Expert in Economics to the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
Dr. LINGLE's research interests and publications are in the areas of Political Economy and International Economics with a focus upon emerging market economies and public policy reform in Europe, East Asia, Latin America and Southern Africa. His work has appeared as chapters in books, in the international media, and in scholarly journals that include the American Economic Review, Foreign Affairs, Journal for Studies in Economics and Econometrics, Kyklos, and Pacific Review.
His first book dealt with the political economy of Singapore's development (Singapore's Authoritarian Capitalism: Asian Values, Free Market Illusions, and Political Dependency, Fairfax, Virginia: The Locke Institute, 1996). Another book anticipated the underlying problems that led to the turmoil in the Asian-Pacific economies (The Rise and Decline of the 'Asian Century': False Starts on the Road to the 'Global Millennium'). First published by Edicions Sirocco (Barcelona, May 1997), a second and third revision were published by Asia 2000, Ltd. (Hong Kong) and distributed by The University of Washington Press and the University of British Columbia Press (June 1998).
Articles by Kirit Parikh on the CCS Website:
Articles by Ajay Shah on the CCS Website:
A Plan to Corporatize PSU Banks, August 2, 2002
This Internet Policy Is Incomplete, November 18, 1998
Rethinking Elementary Education, July 1, 1998
Does Xenophobia Work?, April 8, 1998
Lending With (Nearly) Zero Risk, January 28, 1998
Articles by Dr. T. H. Chowdary on the CCS Website:
Internet - Government, Companies And People, May 14, 2001
Articles by Bibek Debroy on the CCS Website:
Why The Poor Need Economic Reform, Oct 12, 2004
The Two Gs, Cricket And Elizabeth, April 4, 1998
The Gaps That Could Have Been Filled, January 6, 1998
The Logic Of Swadeshi Economics, December 20, 1997
Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia
Articles by Deepak Lal on the CCS Website:
The Nuclear Fallout - II, September 3, 1998
Time To Say Good Bye?, April 9, 1998
Lessons Of The Korean Crisis, March 5, 1998
The Call For Ethical Trading, February 5, 1998
Love And Marriage, January 8, 1998
Articles by Rakesh Wadhwa:
Do what makes salaries soar June 27, 2005
Should Beauty be Penalised? June 20, 2005
The Communists of India and China June 13, 2005
The Third World MNCs May
15 - June 14, 2005
Don, You Are Wrong About Taxes, March 6, 2005
The Sun, Tsunami and Global warming, Feb 21, 2005
Stop favouring the Rich, Feb 14, 2005
How Poor subsidize Rich, Feb 7, 2005
The hunt for Poor, Jan 24, 2005
When US tried Communism, Jan 24, 2005
Copy China, Not India, Dec 6, 2004
Trade, Tourism and Gambling, Nov 22, 2004
Are We Afraid of Foreigners?, Nov 15, 2004
The Chinese Transformation, Oct 04, 2004
Outrage in Iraq, Sept 06, 2004
Coffee, The Grand, and Government, Aug 30, 2004
Crime And Punishment, Aug 9, 2004
My Golden Standard, May 17, 2004
Tobacco, Alcohol, Gambling and Me, March 15, 2004
Plan or Prosper, March 10, 2004
Articles by Nimai M Mehta:
Why The Poor Need Economic Reform, Oct 12, 2004
is an Economics honors graduate from St. Xaviers College in
Articles by Kaushik Das:
The Predatory Side of `Benevolence`, July 29, 2004
The State of Funded Education, June 17, 2004
The Politics of Boom and Bust Cycles, April 21, 2004
The Right to Property, April 14, 2004
Seven Sins of Highly Ineffective Government, March 26, 2004
Mr. Vijay Jayaraman
Don't look west: US policies no justification for quotas, July 7, 2004
Sabka Pani, July 21, 2004
Janata ka Hathiyar, March 12, 2004
Mr. Naveen Mandava
Mr. Yazad Jal
A New Freedom Movement, January 15, 2000
Ms. Sujatha Muthayya
Privatising Education , November 17, 2002
Mr. Mayank Singhal
THE PORTER ECONOMY, The Great Railway Bazaar , Sept 8-15, 2003
Allocate water rights; aid conservation, Feb 22, 2005
Who Pays for Welfare Programmes?, Aug 19, 2004
A Tipsy Liquor Policy, Aug 5, 2001