Prof. Manoj Panda
Director, Institute of Economic Growth
The Institute of economic Growth (IEG), is an autonomous body under the Government of India, founded in 1958 by the renowned economist, V.K. R.v. Rao for advance research on economic and social development. It is widely regarded as a centre of excellence in the field. IEG’s research falls into nine broad themes: 1 Agriculture and Rural Development, 2 Environment and Resource economics, Globalization and Trade industry, labour & welfare, macro-economic policy and modeling, population and development, health policy, social change and social structure. In addition, the Institute organizes regular training programs for the trainee officers of the Indian Economic Service and occasional courses for officers of the Indian Statistical Service, NABARD, and university teachers.