From 1978 to 1983 I was at the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, where I had my first introduction to economics following a degree in engineering. The emphasis at time was on the economics of agriculture, which formed more than half the Indian economy and employed about 70 percent of the labor force. I spent much of my time studying long-term trends in agriculture, especially resources flows between agriculture and the rest of the economy and the commercialization of agriculture. Other topics of interest were interspersed.
"Resource flows between agriculture and non-agriculture: critique of an estimate," Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 34(4), October-December, 1979.
"Resource flows between agriculture and non-agriculture: India, 1950-1970," Economic and Political Weekly, 16, Annual Number, March 1981.
"Resource flows from agriculture: Japan and India" in Kazushi Ohkawa and Gustav Ranis, ed., Japan and the Developing Economies, Basil Blackwell, 1985, with Sudipto Mundle and K.N. Raj.
"Growth, distribution and the evolution of markets," Economic and Political Weekly, 17, January 1982.
"Population growth and commercialization of agriculture: India, 1890-1940," Indian Economic and Social History Review, 14 (3-4): 237-266, September-December 1983.
"The external environment and Indian Manufactured exports, 1970s and prospects," Business Standard, Annual Number, 1982.
"International gold price movements, 1972-1982," Economic and Political Weekly, 17: 1861-1870, November 1982.
"Labor migration to the Middle East and remittance flows - with special reference to the Kerala experience," Center for Development Studies Working Paper, 171, Trivandrum, India, November 1983, with I.S. Gulati.
"Policy processes and their impact on industrial technological development: a case study of KELTRON," Center for Development Studies Working Paper, 171, Trivandrum, India, March 1983.
"Planning for electronics development," Economic and Political Weekly, 1987.
"Rural Resources Generation and Mobilisation," Economic and Political Weekly, 18, Annual Number, May 1983.
"Financing of Modern Economic Growth--the Role of Agricultural Resources," Working Paper, 121, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, January 1981.