Prof. Rakesh Basant
Dr. Rakesh Basant has done Ph.D (Economics) from Ahmedabad University, M.Phil (Applied Economics) from JNU.
Professor Rakesh Basant has been on the faculty of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad since 1994. Earlier he worked at the Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research and the Gujarat Institute of Development Research, both located at Ahmedabad.
His research focused on a variety of issues relating to agricultural technology, indigenous knowledge in agriculture, labour markets and rural non-farm sector and he has published extensively in these areas. Dr Basant is a recipient of the of the Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Economics and has spent two years at the Economic Growth Center, Yale University, U.S.A. as a Visiting Research Fellow. He has also worked as a consultant to CIDA, the World Bank, Intermediate Technology Development Group, U.K. and the United Nations Institute of New Technologies, The Netherlands. Dr Basant was a member of the Sachar Committee that prepared a report on the Social, Economic and Educational Status of the Muslim Community in India.
Current teaching and research interests include technology strategy & management, intellectual property rights, industrial organization, public policy and regulation. Recent work and publications have focused on competition policy, regulation in the telecom sector, role of inter-firm linkages & public policy in building technological capabilities, strategic & policy aspects of intellectual property rights (especially in agriculture, pharmaceutical & information technology areas), industrial clusters, economics of strategy and the small scale sector in India.
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