Prof Madhu Bala
Dr Madhu Bala is a Professor of Economics, and an MPhil and PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She was a Gold Medallist in M A Economics. Her academic awards include UGC Research Fellowship, and N.V. Gadgil Prize in M A Economics for Distinction in Statistics.
In her two decades of teaching and research experience, she has coordinated MPhil/ PhD, Post-Graduate and Graduate-level courses and a Post-Graduate Diploma Programme (PGDMRR), available in dual mode, i.e. offline and online. She developed, and is coordinating 19 courses individually and six partially, both in English and Hindi. Some of the courses developed and coordinating individually at present include Industrial Economics at M.Phil/ Ph.D level, International Trade and Finance at M.A. level and Industrial Development in India at BDP level. Besides, she has coordinated two international projects, one on ‘Resettlement and Rehabilitation’, funded by The World Bank; and the second one ‘Online Research Methods Resource’ a collaborative Project of MMU, UK; CQU, Australia; and IGNOU; funded by The British Council.
She was a consultant to the World Bank, Washington DC in 2009. She has also been a consultant to CSR, New Delhi. She participated as panellist and presented papers in many national and international conferences at IGNOU.
Prof Bala’s core areas of interest are Industry, International Trade and Development issues. She has two books to her credit: ‘The Economics and Politics of Resettlement in India’, (ed.) (2006) Pearsons’ Longman, with S Jain; and ‘Cement Industry in India: Policy Structure and Performance’ (2003) Shipra Publications. Some of her recent publications in refereed journals include ‘Social Justice and Involuntary Resettlement : Evidence from India’, published in the Indian Journal of Human Development, 2 (2): 325-38, July-December 2008; ‘Need to Protect EEZ: A Challenge for the Growing Trade in Indian Ocean Region’, Published in World Focus, .XXVIII (10): 377-382, October 2007; and ‘National Scenario on Resettlement and Rehabilitation” published in Vikas Vani Journal, 1(1):33-42, 2007. In total, she has 20 book chapters and research papers in refereed books and journals at international and national level to her credit.
At present, she is supervising two Ph.D scholars and teaching a course on Industrial Economics to M.Phil/ Ph.D Students through face-to-face mode. Her current areas of research include Credit Constraints, Heterogeneity of Firms and Exports Determinants for India.
School of Social Sciences ,
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU),
New Delhi - 110068