10 January 2018
Indian Economic Association is the oldest and largest body of professional economist and policy makers in India. Established in 1917 by Prof. C. J. Hamilton, it is one the threshold of celebrating its birth centenary in 2017. The 5000+ members of the association represent teaching, research and policy-making from different parts of the country. The 100th Annual conference will be a gateway for the centenary celebration which was hosted at Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur.
The conference inaugurated by the Honorable President of India, his Excellency Sri. Ramanath Kovind, Honorable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Sri. Nara Chandra Babu Naidu and Honorable Governor of Andhra Pradesh Sri. E.S. D Narasimhan. The Valedictory function was addressed by the eminent economist Sri. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, who was the Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission.
Other Eminent Economist members participated in panel discussion and technical session are R.K.Mukherjee, C.N.Vakil,D.R.Gadgil, J.P.Niyogi, V.K.R.V.Rao, B.R.Shenoy, A.K.Das Gupta,B.K.Madan, S.K.Basu, T.Lakdawala, I.G.Patel, S.N.Sen,M.N.Dantwala, K.N.Raj, V.M.Dandekar, M.S.Adhiseshaiah, Bhabatosh Datta, P.R.Brahmananda, Gautam Mathur, D.M.Nanjundappa, Manmohan Singh, S.Chakroborty, Alak Ghosh, C.Rangarajan, A.M.Khusro, Raja J Chelliah, G.S. Bhalla, C.T.Kurien, C.H.Hanumantha Rao, Y.V.Reddy, D.L.Narayana and Prof.R.Radhakrishna.
Dr. C. Rangarajan, Former Governor of Andhra Pradesh State, Former Governor of Reserve Bank of India and present Chairman of Madras School of Economics is the Conference President of the 100th Annual Conference of the Indian Economic Association.
I am also a lifetime member of this esteemed association for the past 9 years. I have sent my Research paper titled "Evolution and performance of textile industry with special reference to Erode District, Tamil Nadu" and the same has been accepted and presented at the 100th IEA Annual Conference.
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