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Research

Summary of the Research Activities

 Total Number of Faculty members 9
 Number of Faculty members with Ph.D. 2
 Number of Faculty members pursing Ph.D. 1
 Number of Faculty members with M.Phil. 7
 Number of International Journal Publications by Faculty 24
 Number of papers presented in National / International Conferences 30


 
 
Areas of Research
  • Environmental Economics
  • Health Economics
  • Women Studies
  • Poverty-Micro Finance and Self Help Groups
  • Developmental Issues
  • Macro Economics

Titles of Theses of Faculty

Dr. (Ms). M. Karpagam

Ph.D. Thesis Title: Environmental Policy for Industrial Water Pollution Abatement - Asian perspectives"

Mrs.J. Sumitha Princess

M.Phil. Thesis Title: "Economic Aspects of Child Health Care in Tamil Nadu -A Study of Ophthalmics Among Children"

Dr.(Mrs.) Hemavathi Sekar

Ph.D Thesis Title: "Evaluation of Housing Programmes for the Economically Weaker Sections"

Mrs. Shanthi Raja

Ph.D. Thesis Title:  "A Study on the Role of SHGs in the Socio Economic Empowerment of  Women in Thiruvannamalai District"

Publications

Dr.(Ms.) M. Karpagam
  1. Green Corporate Attitude and Environmental Performance, GITAM Journal of Management, Volume II No.1, 2013. ISSN 0972-740X.
  2. Factors Influencing Corporate Environmental Performance in India, Indian Journal of Corporate Governance, Volume 6, No.1, June 2013,ISSN 0974-6862
  3. Environmental Economics-Text Book, Sterling Publishers, New Delhi, 1992, 2000
  4. Green Management - Theory and Practice, Ane  Book House Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, 2010
  5. Paper on “Corporate Environmental Sustainability” in the International Conference on Sustainability in Business on 11th and 12th November 2010, organised by Faculty of Business and Accountancy at Malaysia
  6. Paper on “Environmental Management and Corporate Sustainability” in the Inter National Symposium on Global Business Opportunities and Challenges” organized by Commerce department, Loyola College on 15.02.2007 and 16.02 2007 
  7. Paper  titled "Impact of Urban Water Supply and Sanitation on Health - The case of Chennai" presented in the International Conference on "Urban Planning and Environment  - Strategies and Challenges" on Jan 31th and 31st, 2007 at Elphinstone College, Mumbai. 
  8. In two-day National seminar organized by Department of Economics Ethiraj College for Women Chennai during 11-12 March 2011, presented paper on “Green House Gases and Climate Change – An Indian Perspective”
  9. Paper on “Corporate Environmental Responsibility – An Important Component of CSR” in the National Seminar on ‘Service Sector Spectrum in the New Millennium’ organized by Department of Economics, Periyar University in March 2008.
  10. Presented a paper on “Green Taxes – in theory and Practice” in the UGC sponsored National Seminar on ‘Environmental Issues and Natural Resource Management’ (Oct, .2004)  organized by Gobi Arts and Science College, Gobichettipalayam .
  11. Paper on “Control of Vehicular Pollution” in the UGC sponsored National Seminar on ‘Environmental Degradation and its impact on Society” orgainsed by Department of Economics, Erode Arts College. September 2004
  12. Paper on “Teaching Environmental Economics”  in the National Seminar on Restructuring of Undergraduate Economics Education in the Backdrop of Changing Development Paradigm” organized by Department of Economics, Sacred Hearts College, at Challakudy, Thrissur, Kerala on 26th and 27th June, 2003.
  13. In the National symposium on Vistas of Entomological Research for the Mew Millennium in G.S Gill Research Institute, Chennai in Dec. 2000 presented paper on ‘Contingent Valuation Method to evaluate biodiversity specie.
  14. Book “Green Management – Theory and Applications” Published in 2010 by Ane Books Pvt Ltd, New Delhi. Recommended by Mumbai University as one of the reference books for the paper Sustainable Manufacturing (Code: MSC201).
  15.  “Impact of Urban Water Supply and Sanitation on Health - A case of Chennai Chapter in  Urban Planning and Environment (Ed)., Lakshmi Vyas, Macmillan Advanced Research Series (2007)
  16. Chapter on “ Teaching Environmental Economics” in the Book Restructuring of Undergraduate Economics Education in the Backdrop of Changing Development Paradigm, 2003.
  17. Chapter on ‘Evaluation of Species Biodiversity Using Contingent Valuation Method’ in Vistas of Entomological Research for the New Millennium (2002)
  18. Revised Text book on Environmental Economics (1992) with eight additional chapters (2000).
  19. Co-authored article on ‘Measurement of Welfare’ in the book “Applied Welfare Economics”, Emerald Publishers, (1996)
  20. Chapter on ‘Application of The Theory of  The Firm to Hospitals “ in the Book ‘Health Economics’, Allied Publishers  1992
  21. Published Text Book on “Environmental Economics”  Sterling Publishers New Delhi, 1992. 
  22. Co-author of Paper titled Factors Influencing Corporate Environmental Performance in India which has been accepted for publication in Indian Journal of Corporate Governance. (Email communication received on 27 June 2012).
  23. Co-author of Paper titled ‘Green Corporate Attitude and Environmental Performance’ has been accepted for publication in GITAM Journal of Management. (Email communication received on 4 June 2012).
  24. Co-author of Paper titled ‘An Appraisal of India’s Policy to Control Industrial Water Pollution’, International Journal of Environment and Development, Vol. 9 No.1, January – June 2012, Serials Publications, New Delhi, India. ISSN: 0973-3574.
  25. Co-author of Paper titled Who Performs Better and why in Higher Secondary Examinations?, Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, Volume XXVI, No 4, October 2012, ISSN 0971-3859
  26. Co-author of Paper titled ‘Industrial Water Pollution Control Policy in India - Challenges and Opportunities for Improvement’ published in the journal Knowledge Economy, Half Yearly Journal of Social Sciences in the September 2012 issue. R.Dis.1663/1 ISSN No.2231-2854.
  27. “The Carbon Currency - Cashing Carbon For Cooling Earth”, published in the Silver Jubilee Souvenir of the Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board, February 2007

 Mrs. K. N. Kalyani
  1. Co-author of a Chapter on Measurement of Economic Welfare for a book on ‘Applied Welfare Economics’, Emerald  Publishers, 1996
  2. Co authored 'A Text Book on International Economics' Sultan Chand , New Delhi 2004
  3. Chair person for  Technical Session on ‘Accelerating Agricultural Growth and Development in Tamil Nadu’   in the state level seminar on “Tamil Nadu Economy in 2020 – Potentials and challenges ” held on 19.2.2009.
  4. Presented a paper on “Some observations on select Macroeconomic Aggregates in India” in the National Seminar on Macroeconomics organized by Ethiraj College, Chennai 11-12 March 2011
  5. Presented a paper titled “Life of the Elderly – An Interstate Comparison” in the National Seminar on "Economic Growth, Poverty and Human Development" conducted by Madras University School of Economics (Department of Economics and Econometrics), University of Madras, Chennai sponsored by UGC-SAP and Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission held on 6th February, 2008
  6. Presented a Paper on ‘Inter District Disparities in Tamil Nadu – Some Observations’ in UGC sponsored national level seminar on “Development Divide” organized  by Stella Maris College, Chennai, held on 13-14, Dec. 2006

 Mrs. N. Padma

  1. Presented a paper on “Some observations on select Macroeconomic Aggregates in India” in the National Seminar on Macroeconomics and empirical stimation organized by Ethiraj College, Chennai 11-12 March 2011
  2. Chapter on ‘ Efficiency and Equity Criteria in Health Care Provision’ in the Book ‘Health Economics’, Allied Publishers  1992
  3. Co authored 'A Text Book on International Economics' Sultan Chand , New Delhi 2004
  4. Presented a paper on ‘An Assessment of Status of Women in Tamil Nadu’ in  State level seminar on “Tamil Nadu Economy in 2020 – Potentials and Challenges organisede by Quaid-e-Millat, Chennai ” held on 19.2.2009.
  5. Presented a paper titled “Life of the Elderly – An Interstate Comparison” in the National Seminar on "Economic Growth, Poverty and Human Development" conducted by Madras University School of Economics (Department of Economics and Econometrics), University of Madras, Chennai sponsored by UGC-SAP and Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission held on 6th February, 2008
  6. Presented a paper on ‘Disparities  in Development  in  Tamil Nadu – Some Observations’ in UGC sponsored national level seminar on seminar on “Development Divide” organized  by Stella Maris College, Chennai, held on 13-14, Dec. 2006

Dr.(Mrs.) Hemavathi Sekar

  1. Published an article on “An approach to evaluate housing benefits” in  International Journal of Housing Science and Its Applications, vol. 15. No. 2  (1991)
  2. Published an article on “Planners’ perception on influences of physical facilities provided in housing programmes on social well being” International Journal of Housing Science and Its Applications, vol. 17,  No.2
  3. Co authored 'A Text Book on International Economics' Sultan Chand , New Delhi ,2004.
  4. Policy Formulation for Urban Transport System  Chapter in the Book Urban Development and Sustainable Transport, Bookwell, New Delhi, 2011
  5. Paper on “Self Help Groups – Economic Power of the Poor” in the Inter-National Symposium on Global Business Opportunities and Challenges” organized by Department of Commerce, Loyola College on 15 and 16th of February 2007. 
  6. Paper  titled "Impact of Urban Water Supply and Sanitation on Health - The case of Chennai" presented in the International Conference on "Urban Planning and Environment  - Strategies and Challenges" on Jan 30th and 31st, 2007 at Elphinstone College, Mumbai.
  7. Presented a paper in the International Symposium  on Strides in Civil Engineering on “Delphi in the Assessment of Importance of indicators of key areas benefited by Housing Programmes” organized by Anna University, 10th to 12th March 1993.
  8. Two-day National seminar organized by Department of Economics Ethiraj College for Women Chennai during 11-12 March 2011, presented paper on “Green House Gases and Climate Change – An Indian Perspective”.
  9. One day National Seminar (UGC sponsored) organized by Department of Economics Presidency College, Chennai presented paper on “FDI and Infrastructure in India – Growth and Challenges” on 11.3.2011
  10. Two-day National seminar on ‘Urban Infrastructure – Transport and Related Issues’ organised by Department of Economics, Presidency College Chennai, presented  a paper on “Policy formulation for Urban Transport System” , 29-30 March 2010.
  11. Presented a paper on UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Developmental Divide-Water Supply and Sanitation Service Levels and the Urban Poor in Chennai” Stella Maris College, 13-14, Dec. 2006
  12. Presented a paper ,national seminar on India and WTO, Department of Legal Studies, University of Madras, 21st April 1995.
  13. Paper presented on ‘Evaluation of housing facilities to economically weaker sections’ in a workshop organized by the Madras Institute of Development Studies, November 1996.
  14. Policy Formulation for Urban Transport System”, Chapter in Urban Development and Sustainable Transport” Ed. P.Anbalagan , Bookwell, Delhi. 2011.
  15.  ”Impact of Urban Water Supply and Sanitation on Health - A case of Chennai, Chapter in  Urban Planning and Environment (Ed)., Lakshmi Vyas, Macmillan Advanced Research Series (2007)
  16.  “Globalisation of Service Activities- Opportunities and Challenges for India”, India Quarterly - A Journal of International Affairs, Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi, July - September, 2006.
  17. Co-author of  Text Book on  “International Economics” Sultan Chand Publishers New Delhi 2004.
  18. "Impact of World Trade Organisation on India's Agriculture", India Quarterly, Vol. L I ; No.1, January-March 1995.
  19. Published an Article on “Is Economic evaluation of Housing Programmes justifiable?” journal Nagarlok vo. 25, No. 2, April 1993
  20. Published article on “Importance of making investments in housing for economically weaker sections” in the journal’ – Institute of Town Planners India, vol 11, No. 2 (152) Dec. 1992
  21. Published an article on “Evaluating benefits of Slum Improvement Programmes”, ‘Yojana’ Vol. 35, No. 10 June 1991.
  22. Paper on "Inclusive Growth - Reviewing the past for Reshaping the Future - Evolving Prescriptions for 12th Five Year Plan ", 2011 
Ms. T. S. Sindhu
  1. " Tibetan's higher Education - A Socio Economic outlook, A Case Study in Chennai, Indian Economic Journal(2008)

Mrs. Shanthi Raja
  1. Presented a Paper on Socio-Cultural Quandry of Women Managers in India, National Seminar on Dynamics of Modern Business- Strategies and tools for Enhancement", 2012.
  2. Presented a paper on Impact of Infrasturcture on Economic Development, National Seminar on Inclusive Growth - Reviewing  the Past for Reshaping the Future Evolving Prescriptions for 12th Five Year Plan", 2011 
  3. Presented a paper on Empowerment of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Wimen Through Education, National Seminar on " Inclusive Growth in India - Issues and Challanges and Implications", 2011
  4. Barriers of Self Help Group Women in eradicating Poverty” presented in the National Seminar on Women Empowerment through SHGs  organised by DB Jain College Chennai 11 th Dec 2010.
  5. “Performance of SHG in empowering Rural Women in Tamil Nadu “ presented in the National Seminar on Women Empowerment through SHGs organised  by DB Jain College Chennai 11 th Dec 2010.
  6. Globalisation and its impact on Indian Economy” presented in the National Seminar on Globalisation and its impact in India organised by DB Jain College Chennai, 12 th Dec 2010
  7. Presented a paper on “Infra Structure and Development in the National seminar on “Urban Infra Structure - Transport and Related Issues” held at Presidency College in March 2010.
  8. Presented a paper on Education and Women Empowerment in the National seminar on “Education for socially and economically Deprived” held at Pondicherry Central University in March 2010.
  9. Presented a paper on  “Women Studies in Tamilnadu” in the National seminar on “Economic contribution of Women – a multi dimensional approach” in 4.2.2010 held at Queen Marys College, Chennai -5
  10. Presented a paper “Agricultural and Rural Development” in the National seminar on “New frontiers in Agriculture” held at Sacred Heart college, Tirupattur in Nov, 2009.
  11. Presented a paper on “Education and Empowerment of Downtrodden” in the National seminar on the theme “Relevance of Socio-economic Thoughts of Dr.Ambedkar today” organized Dr.Ambedkar Center of Economic Studies, by the University of Madras in March 2009.
  12. Presented a paper on Agriculture Growth and Development in Tamilnadu in the National seminar on “Tamilnadu Economy in 2020 – Potentials and Challenges” organized by Quaid-E-Millet college, Chennai in Feb 2009.