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.
has written several books and published a large number of research papers in reputed Indian and international journals.
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.
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
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.