Nirmal Sengupta

Research Project: 
Current Concerns with Traditional Knowledge – The Programs, Polemics and Prospects
Permanent Address: 
3E/II, Merlin Grove, 211, Raja RM Rai Road, Kolkata - 700 008
Duration of Fellowship: 
Oct 2015 to Oct 2017

Nirmal Sengupta (b. 1946), National Fellow, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla.M. Stat., Ph. D., Indian Statistical Institute; former Director, Madras Institute of Development Studies; Professor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai; Some other past engagements: Consultant, Ministry of Commerce and Industries, Chairperson, Working Group on Flood Management for the Twelfth Five-Year Plan; Expert, Netherlands Minister for Development Cooperation; Consultant UNDP; FAO; World Commission on Dams. Books include Managing Common Property: Irrigation in India and Philippines (Sage, 1991), Economic Studies Of Indigenous & Traditional Knowledge, (ed) (Academic Foundation and the Indian Economic Association Trust, 2007), The Economics of Trade Facilitation (Oxford, 2007). Keynote speaker at Annual Conference, Indian Economic Association, 2003; Biennial Conference, Indian Society for Ecological Economics, 2002; Indian Social Science Congress, 1996.