T. N. Srinivasan
Born(1933-03-27)March 27, 1933  India
DiedNovember 11, 2018(2018-11-11) (aged 85)  United States
Nationality United States
TitleEmeritus Samuel C. Park, Jr. Professor
Academic background
EducationUniversity of Madras, B.A., 1953
University of Madras, M.A., 1954
Yale University, Ph.D., 1962
Academic work
InstitutionsIndian Statistical Institute
MIT, Stanford University
Yale University

T. N. Srinivasan, in full Thirukodikaval Nilakanta Srinivasan (27 March 1933 – 11 November 2018),[1][2] was an Indian American economist who since 1980 had taught and worked in the United States. He was the Emeritus Samuel C. Park, Jr. Professor of Economics at Yale University.[3] He was formerly chairman of the department of economics. He was a special adviser to the Development Research Center at the World Bank from 1977 to 1980, and has taught at numerous academic institutions over the past four decades, including MIT, Stanford University, and the Indian Statistical Institute. In 2007, he received a Padma Bhushan decoration from the President of India for his contributions to Literature and Education.[4]

He earned his Ph.D. in Economics (1962) from Yale University, M.A. in Mathematics (1954) from University of Madras, India and B.A. (Honors) Mathematics 1953 from University of Madras, India. He did his Professional Training in Statistics (1953-1955) at Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta. He has made important contributions in the fields of economic growth and development economics, and international trade. He had been very active in policy debates concerning India. He was founding co-editor of the Journal of Development Economics.

He was visiting fellow at the Center for Research on Economic Development and Policy Reform, Stanford University; fellow of the Econometric Society, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and American Philosophical Society; and a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences of the US. He has authored a prolific collection of books and articles on econometrics, world trade, and developing country economics.[5][6][7][8]

Selected bibliography



  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 4 April 2014.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Economist TN Srinivasan is no more". The Hindu BusinessLine. Retrieved 12 November 2018.
  3. ^ "T. N. Srinivasan". Department of Economics, Emeritus Faculty, Yale University. Retrieved 5 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  5. ^ `Let us take a leaf out of China's book in WTO'
  6. ^ T.N. Srinivasan Yale University Faculty page Archived 2009-12-24 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ ‘India’s response to slowdown seems misdirected, may stoke inflation’
  8. ^ 'India must speed up reforms for fast growth'