Prof. Dholakia is on the faculty of Economics Area at IIM Ahmedabad since 1985. He has about 35 years of experience of teaching Economics to different groups like students, executives, policy makers and senior government officers. He was a regular visiting faculty to teach at the European Management Institute (ESCP-EAP), Paris from 2002 to 2005. He has been collaborating on a series of research projects with the Earth Institute of Columbia University since 2004-05. He has practical experience in high powered policy making and evaluation bodies in both state and central governments in India. He was a Member of the High Level Committees on HR Issues in the Merger of Air India and Indian Airlines (May 2011- Jan.2012), Public Expenditure Management (2009-10), and on Savings and Investment Estimation (Jan.2008- Mar.2009) appointed by the Government of India; a Member of the Sixth Central Pay Commission of the Government of India (2006 - 08); a Member of the Expert Committee on Restructuring of the State Public Sector Units (2004-08), the Public Debt Management Committee (2005-06), and the State Public Finance Reform Committee (1998 – 2000) appointed by the Government of Gujarat. He has carried out numerous consulting assignments in the private and public sector companies in India and has done work for the international organizations like WHO, UNICEF, World Bank, UNDP, Hewlett Foundation, United Nations, UN–Mongolia, etc. He has written about 39 monographs, 22 books, and more than 130 research papers published in journals of national and international repute. He has also developed 15 international cases on economic planning and policy reforms based on experiences of countries in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean Islands, and North America. He has guided 24 students successfully and 4 students are currently working under him for doctoral degree. He is currently an independent director of Power Finance Corporation, State Trading Corporation, Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone; a member of the board of governors and trustee of Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad; and President of the Indian Health Economics and Policy Association.
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