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Prof Sunil Ray


Sunil Ray (Ph.D., Economics) has served as the Director of A. N. Sinha Institute of Social Studies, Patna. Prior to that, he was Dean, School of Social Sciences and Head, Centre for Economic Studies and Policy at the Central University of South Bihar. He was Professor of Economics at the Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur, and has taught at National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad. He obtained his PhD degree through the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, and was a visiting fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex (UK) and Institute of Oriental Studies (Russia). Besides, he visited several countries on international assignment. He was awarded senior fellowship by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, an Indo-German Research co-operation at Max Weber Stiftung (ICAS MP), to work on alternative development paradigm. Professor Ray has more than 37 years of experience in research and teaching in the field of environmental economics, political economy of development, rural development and institutional economics. He was part of the review mission team of the European Commission and has worked on several consulting assignments with the World Bank and other international organizations. His papers have been published extensively in reputed national and international journals, such as Economic and Political Weekly, International Journal of Ecological Economics, Asian Survey, Savings and Development, Capitalism Nature and Socialism, among others. Oxford University press and Sage Publications in edited volumes. He has authored several books including Industrial Growth and Protection in India (1988); Natural Resources, Organization and Technology Linkages (1997); Agricultural Services and the Poor (co-authored) (1999): Management of Natural Resources: Institutions for Sustainable Livelihood (2008); and Theorizing cohesive development an alternative Paradigm (co-ed )( 2020) .

Research Areas 

Agriculture, Food, Nutrition Security and Rural Development, Environment, Energy, Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Livelihoods, Employment and Well-being