Dr. Ashok Gulati
Dr. Ashok Gulati is currently Infosys Chair Professor for Agriculture at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), which he joined in March, 2014. During March 2011-February 2014, he was Chairman of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP), a body responsible for recommending Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) of 23 important agri-commodities to Government of India. Prior to this, Dr. Gulati was Director at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) for more than 10 years (January 2001-February 2011). Before joining IFPRI, he also served as NABARD Chair Professor at the Institute of Economic Growth, and Chief Economist at the National Council of Applied Economics Research in India. He has his M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics (India). Dr. Gulati has been deeply involved in agri-policy analysis and advice in India. He has been a member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council; a member of the State Planning Board of Karnataka; and a member of the Economic Advisory Committee of the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh; and a member of several expert committees from time to time. He has to his credit more than 10 books on issues related to Asian Agriculture (with a focus on India) from publishers of repute such as Johns Hopkins University Press, Oxford University Press, Mac Millan, Academic Foundation, etc. He has published widely in international and Indian journals, and is a prolific writer in media as well.
He has been recently awarded Padma Shri by the Government.