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Professor Sunil Mani has joined as the new Director of CDS

Prof Sunil Mani has joined as the new Director of Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Thiruvananthapuram on 6th February 2017. Dr Mani is Chair Professor, NITI Aayog unit on Planning and Development at the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Trivandrum. Formerly, he was a member of the faculty and head of graduate studies at the United Nations University-Institute for New Technologies (now known as UNU-MERIT) at Maastricht in the Netherlands

He obtained his M. Phil and Ph.D. in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and has done postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford on a fellowship from the Ford Foundation, New York. He has held Visiting Professorships at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Tokyo, Japan, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy and University of Toulouse Jean Jaures, Toulouse, France and at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. He is also currently serving as a member of the international advisory steering committee to Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Indicators (CeSTII) of the Human Sciences Research Council of Republic of South Africa and the National Science, Technology and Innovation Policy office, Thailand. Further, he serves on the editorial boards of two international journals Research Policy (Elsevier), International Journal of Technology and Globalization (Inderscience),

Dr. Mani has published extensively in his area of specialisation in the form of 8 books, and several articles in refereed international and national journals and chapters in books. His latest (2017) book is with Franco Malerba and Pamela Adams, Rise to Market Leadership, New Leading Firms from Emerging Countries, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, Mass, USA: Edward Elgar.  view more…