About the Author
Vijay Shankar Vyas
Vijay Shankar Vyas Professor Emeritus, Institute of Development Studies, Jaipur is currently a member of the Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister and also a member of the Central Board of Directors of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD).
Prof. Vyas, Ph.D in Economics from Bombay University, taught in Bombay University, Sardar Patel University and Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He was a visiting scholar at the Boston University, U.S.A.
Prof. Vyas served as Director, Agro-Economic Research Centre for Western India; Director Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad; and Director, Institute of Development Studies (IDS, Jaipur).
He has served as Chairman / Member of various Boards, Committees and Commissions at the International, National and State Levels. He served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the International Food Policy Research Institute (Washington, U.S.A), member of the Governing Board of the Institute of Development Studies of Sussex University (U.K), member of the National Commission on Integrated Water Planning, member of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet, and Member Agricultural Prices Commission of the Government of India.
Prof. Vyas has written extensively on key issues of agricultural policies and rural development, and has been honoured by academic community in India and abroad.