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Dr. Indira Hirway

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Director and Professor of Economi...

Email: i***@***.in
Local Address:  Ahmedabad , Gujarat , India
Centre for Development Alternatives

Employment History


  • B.A. , economics and statistics
    Gujarat University , Ahmedabad
  • Ph.D. , economics
    University of Bombay
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Indira ..., 31 Aug 2015 [cached]
Indira Hirway
(Indira Hirway is Director and Professor of Economics at the Centre For Development Alternatives, Ahmedabad.)
Programme on Women's Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (PWESCR), 21 July 2015 [cached]
Dr. Indira Hirway
Dr. Indira Hirway is Director and Professor of Economics at Center for Development Alternatives, Ahmedabad, India. The major areas of her interest are poverty and human development, labour and employment, globalization and related policies, development alternatives and development paradigms, environment and development, environment accounting, gender and development, and time use studies. She has written several books and published a large number of research papers in reputed Indian and international journals. She has been associated with a number of expert groups, task forces, technical committees and study groups set up by the Indian central and state governments as well as international bodies. She has spent several semesters as visiting fellow / faculty at Oxford University, Erasmus University at Rotterdam, Amsterdam University, University of Utah at Salt Lake City and at Levy Institute at New York University. She has chaired the working group on gender and agriculture, land issues, innovative finance and public private partnership set up by the planning commission for the eleventh plan. She is also a member of the feminist economists group set up by the planning commission for engendering the eleventh plan and the expert group set up for designing gender development index (GDI) and gender empowerment measure (GEM) in India.
As far as time use studies is concerned, she is associated with the following Indian and international expert groups:
Towards Mainstreaming Time Use Surveys in National Statistical System in India (2008) (Edited by Indira Hirway and S Jeyalakshmi), Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India, New Delhi.
Application of Time Use Statistics (2003) (Edited by Indira Hirway), UNIFEM & Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India, New Delhi.
Valuation of Coastal Resources: The Case of Mangroves in India (2007,(with Subhrangsu Goswami) Academic Publications, New Delhi. has studied for her Masters in Economics at Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University and for her Ph D at Department of Economics at University of Bombay, Mumbai.
Indira Hirway, economist and ..., 12 Nov 2014 [cached]
Indira Hirway, economist and director of the Centre of Development Alternatives, Ahmedabad, welcomed the state government's increased focus on the social sector. "This is a positive move by the state government for social development. With the political will being shown, this is a step forward," she said.
There are other dimensions of social development that need to be looked into by the state government," Hirway opined.
Levy Economics Institute | Scholars, 15 June 2013 [cached]
Indira Hirway Levy Economics Institute | Scholars
Indira Hirway has joined the Levy Institute as a research associate with the gender and the economy program. She is director and professor of economics at the Centre for Development Alternatives, an academic research center in Ahmedabad, India. Her areas of specialization include issues in women's employment, time-use surveys, and integrating unpaid work into macropolicies; poverty and human development, social protection, and safety nets; labor market structures and issues in employment generation; sustainable and regional development; and entrepreneurship development programs for economic diversification.
Hirway has published extensively in these areas of specialization and has been a member of multiple committees and working groups for the Government of India. She is the editor of Applications of Time Use Statistics (2003) for UNIFEM and the Government of India, and author of research papers such as "Employment Programmes for Protecting the Vulnerable Poor: Lessons from the Past Experiences in India" in Protecting the Vulnerable Poor in India: The Role of Safety Nets (2005), published by the World Food Programme, New Delhi.
Hirway holds a BA in economics and statistics from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad; an MA in economics and statistics from the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi; and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Bombay.
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Indira Hirway Research Associate Levy Economics Institute of Bard College
56th ISLE Annual Conference, 18-20 Dec 2014, BIT, Mesra, Ranchi | Australian Labour and Employment Relations Association of ACT, 20 Dec 2014 [cached]
Professor Indira Hirway will be the Conference President.
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