A K Shiva Kumar

Chairman, Academic Council


A K Shiva Kumar is a development economist and policy advisor who works on issues of human development including poverty, health, nutrition, basic education, and the rights of women and children.  He teaches economics and public policy as a visiting faculty member at Ashoka University, India, Indian School of Business, SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. He is an advisor to the United Nations and other agencies and has served as a member of India’s National Advisory Council as well as other national and international academic, research and civil society organizations. Shiv is an alumnus of Bangalore University and the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad as well as Harvard University from where he did his Masters in Public Administration and Ph.D in Political Economy and Government.d.

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