About the Author
EM Thomas is visiting professor at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. Previously he was the Co-ordinator and faculty of Inter University Centre for Financial Economics and Financial Engineering University of Calicut, and adjunct Professor at the Department of Applied Economics at University of Kannur. He was also the Associate Professor of Economics at Christ College, Irinjalakuda. He has authored more than 50 professional publications including 15 books. He obtained his Ph.D Degree from Calicut University and did his specialisation course on decentralised planning, in the University of Belgrade, Serbia, under the supervision of Professor Alexandar Jovanovic and Professor Jovan Todorovic.