Jayan Jose Thomas is an Professor of Economics at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, where he has been employed since July 2010. From August 2016 onwards, Jayan has also been serving as a Member of the Kerala State Planning Board, advising the State government on policies related to industry and employment growth. Jayan’s research has dealt with various aspects of Indian development, especially issues related to labour, industrialization and the macroeconomy. He teaches courses on macroeconomics, Indian economic development, international economics, and planning and development. Jayan completed his PhD in development economics from the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, and holds a Bachelors degree in industrial engineering from Kerala University. His previous academic positions were at the National University of Singapore (2004-2008 and 2014), Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata (2008), Madras School of Economics (2008-2009), and Central University of Kerala (2009-2010). His research papers have appeared in reputed journals including World Development, Development and Change, and Economic and Political Weekly, and have also been included as part of the syllabi for undergraduate programmes at Delhi University. He has worked on research assignments for the International Labour Organization (ILO) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). He contributes regularly to media outlets including the Hindu, Mint, Frontline, and BloombergQuint, and his research has been cited in the Government of India’s Economic Survey, Times of India, NDTV, BBC, and the Wall Street Journal.
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various aspects of Indian development, especially issues related to labour, industrialization and the macroeconomy
Professor of Economics, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi
Member of the Kerala State Planning Board, advising the State government on policies related to industry and employment growth
PhD in development economics from the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai
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