Presently employed as faculty (from 1992) at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Work involves teaching, research and consultancy. (Also as the Chairperson of the Doctoral (Fellow) programme for over three years, and the first Chairperson of the Post Graduate Programme in Public Management and Policy,  and  also first Chairperson of the Centre for Infrastructure Policy and Regulation. Have also been the Chairperson of Executive Education. Was Co-Chair of the Harvard Kennedy School, Phase V IAS Training Programme for Senior Civil Servants (2006-2010). Chaired the Committee on Future Directions for the IIMA. Involved in teaching, research, executive education, and consultancy.

Was Visiting ICCR Chair-Professor at the Copenhagen Business School, at the Asia Research Centre, School of International Business, 2013.

Was Visiting Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA from August 25, 1993 to August 31, 1994, as recipient of Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

Has been visiting faculty at ESSEC, Paris.

Employed at the Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, in the Economics Group, from June to August 31, 1994 as Associate Professor, and earlier as Assistant Professor from April 1986. Work involved research, teaching, training, and consultancy.

Was senior staff writer and correspondent for Business India (magazine) from September 1982 to November 1983. Work involved editing, reporting, as well as writing feature articles.

Academic interests

India’s economic development, macroeconomics, international trade and investments, public policy, public enterprise, regulation, industrial structure, consolation philosophy. Am particularly fond of teaching and engaging with practioners –managers, policy makers and adminstrations.

Consultancy areas

Organizational  diagnostics and strategy, business plans, restructuring, visioning for governments and corporates, energy, electricity, subsidies, programme evaluation, impact assessment, public policy, sectoral studies, regulatory studies and regulation.