Post Doctoral Fellow, Universitywide Energy Research Group, University of California at Berkeley, USA. 1991-92.
Ph.D., Department of Econometrics, University of Madras, India 1989; Dissertation topic: “An Optimum Rate Structure for Electricity in Tamil Nadu”
M.A., Department of Econometrics, University of Madras, India 1981 (Economics/Econometrics)
B.Sc., Stella Maris College, University of Madras, India 1979 (Mathematics with Physics and Statistics)
Energy - Electricity and Renewable Energy - Policy, Institutions, Regulation, Cost and Pricing aspects; Local Infrastructure Financing.
Topics in Applied Economics: Tools, Issues and Institutions, (co-editor with G. Mythili), Academic Foundation, New Delhi, Jan 2005
Tamil Nadu Development Report, Academic Foundation, India (chapters on the power sector and industry), 2005 Social Exclusion from a Welfare Rights Perspective in India, International Institute for Labour Studies, United Nations Development Programme Research Series 106, 1996. (co-author with Paul P Appasamy, S.Guhan, Manabi Majumdar and A. Vaidyanathan)
Institutional and pricing issues for enabling ‘fair’ access to water
Social cost of renewable energy, regulatory and pricing mechanisms to promote ‘optimal’ share of renewable, institutional framework for rural energy access and sustainability
Innovative financing mechanisms for local infrastructure
Betterment Levy for (IT) Information Technology Corridor, Sponsored by the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority, August 2008.
Greening Incentives for Electricity, Sponsored by the India Canada Environment Facility, New Delhi, March 2008.