Dr. Pushpa Trivedi

Senior Professor and
Head Economics Department


Educational Qualifications

  • Ph. D. (1988), University of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • M.A. in Economics (1977), University of Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • B.A. in Economics (1975), RamnarainRuia College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Area of Research

  • Open-economy Macroeconomics, International Finance
  • Productivity: Measurement, Comparisons and Determinants
  • Indian Economy
  • Human Development
  • Environmental Economics


  1. Pawde, Balu, Tara Shankar Shaw and Pushpa Trivedi, Household Consumption Expenditure Inequalities in Rural India: 1993-94 to 2011-12, Economic and Political Weekly (Special article), Vol LVII, No 11, March 12, 2022.
  2. Shiv Shankar and Pushpa Trivedi (2021), ‘Government fiscal spending and crowd-out of private investment: An empirical evidence for India’, Economic Journal of Emerging Markets, Vol 13, No. 1, pp. 92-108.
  3. Grewal, Harpreet Singh and Pushpa Trivedi (2021), ‘Spillover effects of the US monetary policy on the Indian trilemma’, International Journal of Emerging Markets, DOI: 10.1108/ijoem-09-2020-1052, ahead-of-print(ahead-of-print)
  4. Grewal, Harpreet Singh and Pushpa Trivedi (forthcoming, accepted for publication), ‘The Path of Impossible Trinity in India: 1991-2018′, Global Business and Economics Review, Inderscience Publishers Ltd., Geneva, Switzerland.
  5. AnirudhTagat and Pushpa Trivedi (2020), ‘Demand for cash: an econometric model of currency demand’, Macroeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies in India, https://doi.org/10.1080/17520843.2020.1722193

Work Experience

  • 47 years of teaching and research experience of which 30 years at IIT Bombay; Institute Chair Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay, (23-11-2015 to 22-11-2018), Head, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Bombay (2017-2020) 
  • Guided 35 Ph.D. and 25 M.Phil. research scholars successfully.  
  • Research Studies conducted and published for the RBI and Government of Karnataka. Published extensively in national and international journals. 
  • Ford Foundation Post-Doctoral Research Fellow (1993-94) at International Finance Section, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA; Visiting Research Fellow (Jan-July 2002) at Insititute of Developing Economies-Japan External Trade Organization, Chiba, Japan. 
  • Director, Centre for Multi-Disciplinary Development Research, Dharwad, ICSSR institution under MHRD and Government of Karnataka.  
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Dharwad (July 1, 2021-June 30, 2022),  
  • Meghnad Desai Academy of Economics, February 15 to March 31, 2022.  
  • B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics: University of Mumbai 


  • Member of the IIT Bombay team along with Prof. B Ravi (Mech) that was honoured by the former Hon. Prime Minister, Government of India, Shri A.B. Vajpayee. The award was given for the draft on manufacturing policy titled “Made in My India”. The team was also invited to present their policy draft by: The Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry-Mumbai, on July 10, 2003 and IIT-Bombay Alumni
  • Association, at the Institute of Engineers, Haji Ali, Mumbai, on 29th Nov 2003.
  • Nominated as a member of Board of Research of the SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai by the Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra and Chancellor of the Universities.
  • Independent Director on Governing Board of Acuité Ratings & Research Limited since March 18, 2020, Acuité Ratings & Research Limited (accredited by SEBI and RBI)
  • Chairperson of Ratings Sub Committee, Acuité Ratings & Research Limited since May, 2020.
  • Appointed as an Independent Director on Governing Board of Hindustan Organic Chemicals Limited (HOCL, during June 15, 2016-June 14, 2019) by the President of India.
  • Member of Audit Committee, (HOCL, June 2016-2019).
  • Chairman of Audit Committee, (HOCL, June 2017-2019).
  • Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee (HOCL, June 2017-2019).
  • Member of Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability Committee (HOCL, June 2017-2019).
  • Nominee Director of HOCL on the Board of Hindustan Flouro Carbons Limited (HFL), (28-10-2016-14-06-2019).
  • Invited to occupy the post of Director, Centre for Multi-Disciplinary Development Research (CMDR), Dharwad, an ICSSR institution under the purview of MHRD and Government of Karnataka (July 10, 2012 to Jan 9, 2014).
  • Member of the Jury for the Exim Bank’s International Economics Development Research Annual (IEDRA) Award (2010).
  • Third-party evaluator for Haldia Port Modernization project. The invitation for evaluation was extended .by the IC Net Limited, Consultant for Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC). This was a part of ex-post evaluation of Japanese ODA loans given for developmental projects in fiscal year 2003.
  • Director on the Board of Governors of OTC Exchange of India during 07-07-2005 to 05-09-2007.
  • Member of the Court, Manipur University (2012-15)
  • Member of the Senate of the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Nagpur.
  • Member of the Senate, IIT Dharwad
  • Member of the Governing Council and General Body, Centre for Multi-Disciplinary Development Research (CMDR), Dharwad.
  • Referee for the Indian Economic Review, RBI Occasional Papers and DRG studies, Journal of Quantitative Economics, ArthaVijnana, Economic and Political Weekly, Millennial Asia (Sage Publication), Journal of Indian School of Political Economy.