R.V. Ramana Murthy

M.A, M.Phil. Ph.D. (UoH)

Professor, School of Economics,

University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad

Telangana -500046. India

Email: rvramana66@gmail.com


Prof R.V. Ramana Murthy, 55 years, is currently the Dean of the School of Economics, University of Hyderabad. He teaches Macroeconomics, Political Economy of Development, Development Economics, Indian Economy and Research Methodology. His research areas are agrarian change, political economy of capitalist development, and macroeconomics. He has published one book (and two in pipe line), 30 articles in national and international journals & books, completed six research projects, and presented papers in over 30 conferences in India and abroad. He has guided Ten Ph.D. theses and Seventeen M.Phil. Dissertations. He is a senior professor with over twenty three years of teaching experience, with a professional association with five international and national academic bodies. He is given Distinguished Contribution to the Field of Political Economy, by the World Association of Political Economy (WAPE) in 2017.


  • Given Award of Distinguished Contribution to Political Economy in 2017 by World Association of Political Economy.


  • Agrarian Question: A Reader (edited), by Routledge Aakar Publishers, London, 2021.
  • Agrarian Relations: The Long Debate” special issue, No.13, Broadsheet on Contemporary Politics on the theme, No.13, (Bilingual in English and Telugu), March 2018, ISSN-2279-3423 (online URL: www. anveshi.org.in).


1.Basic Income Policy for India: Some Alternative Cost Estimates’ (coauthored with Mr.Sujit Pradhan) in South Indian Journal of Social Sciences, Vol No.58, No.2, Dec 2021. [CARE Listed]

2.Dynamics of capital account and current account in India: Evidence from threshold cointegration with asymmetric error correction (co -authored with Mallick, L., Ranjan Behera, S) Applied Economics Letters, 1-6.  (2021). 

3.Does the Twin Deficit Hypothesis Exist in India? Empirical Evidence3 form an Asymmetric non-linear co-integration Approach (co-authored with Lingaraj Mallick, Smuti Ranjan Behera), in The Journal of Economic Asymmetries,No.24, 2021, [Elsevier Journal]

4.Impact of COVID-19 Lockdown on Migrant Labourers from Bihar in Hyderabad. (Co-authored with Dhananjay Kumar)  in Journal of Rural Development, NIRD, Hyderabad (in forthcoming issue) 2021

5.Peripheral Capitalism in India and Its Perilous Future’ in (forthcoming) IASSI Quarterly 2021 (CARE Listed publication)

6.Book Review: `Food and Nutrition in India: How We Botched Up!  on  Food Security in India: Myth and Reality in Agrarian South Journal of Political Economy, Sage publication, forthcoming) 2021

7.Structure and Growth of Telangana Agriculture (1981-2015): An Economic Analysis of the Principal Crops’, (co-authored with Mr Aaula Dastagiri) in South Indian Journal of Social Sciences, Vo. XVIII, No.1, June 2020. (UGC CARE listed)

8.Land and/or labor? Predicament of petty commodity producers among South Indian villages’ In forthcoming book edited by Anthony D’Costa, Return of the Land Question in South Asia, Oxford University Press, London, 2017.[SCOPUS listed publication]

9.Class Differentiation and Crisis of Petty Commodity Production in India in World Review of Political Economy, Vol 7, No.1, Spring 2016, Pluto Journals, Shanghai.[ SCOPUS listed]

10.Farm Distress and Suicides in India: A Political Economy Perspective in the Plutocracy, Cronysm, & Populism, edited by Kamalnayan Kabra and V. Upadhyay, Vistasa Publication, New Delhi 2017

11.Can Small Farmers Survive in Agriculture? A Study in South Indian Villages in Surinder Kumar and C.S.Verma edited book Capitalist Development Perspectives in Indian Political Economy, Aakar Books, New Delhi 2016.

12.Structural Occupational Transformation in India: New Directions and Old Concerns (with Dr.Deepak Kumar Bereha) in The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, vol.56, No.3, July-Sep 2013, pp.415-432, ISSN 0971-7927. [CARE Listed]

13.Has Andhra Pradesh Become a Rice-Surplus State, Journal of Regional Development and Planning, Vol.2, Issue no.2, Dec 2013, pp.131-142, ISSN: 2277-9108.

14.Political Economy of Agrarian Crisis and Subsistence under Neoliberalism in India The NEHU Journal, Vol XI, No.1, January 2013.[CARE listed]

15.Declining Profitability of Paddy Farming in Andhra Pradesh: An Inter-regional Study of Costs and Returns’ (with T.Satyanarayana and E.Naveen Kumar)  published in K. Suman Chandra edited Agrarian Crisis in India: A Way Out, Academic Press, New Delhi, India, 2013.

16.Pricing of Paddy: A Case Study of Andhra Pradesh, (co-authored with Rekha Mishra) DRG Study no.38, Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai, 2012, website: URL www.rbidocs.rbi.org.in/ rdocs/Publications/PDFs/FPP180912FLS.pdf

17.An Empirical Analysis of Production, Prices and Profitability of Cotton in India (co-authored with A. Sailaja) in Indian Journal of Economics, No.369, Vol XIIIC, pp. 275-289, Oct, 2012. [ISSN 0019-5170]

18.Paddy Glut and Farmer Distress in Andhra Pradesh’, Economic and Political Weekly, July 16, vol XLVI, no.29, 2011.

19.Does Vertical Integration Benefit Cotton Farmers? Encouraging Evidence from an Experiment in Andhra Pradesh, The IUP Journal of Agricultural Economics, vol.VIII, no.4, 2011. ISSN 0973-2276

20.Political Economy of Global Financial Crisis: Fall of Neoliberalism in The Global Financial Crisis: A People’s Perspective – A Fiasco of Neoliberalism, Alternative Survey Group, Indian Political Economy Association, by Daanish Publishers, New Delhi, 2009 [ISBN 81-89645-70-5]

20.  Employment Potential of India’s Service Sector in the Post-Liberalization Period co-authored with Deepak Behera’Indian Journal of Economics, No.355, Vol.LXXXIX, part IV, April 2009. [ISSN 0019-5170]

22.Campaign against BtCotton’ [Discussion Note] Vol. 44, No.33, Aug15-21, Economic Political Weekly2009.

23.Disposal Efficiency and Civil Litigation in Indian Courts: An Empirical Study of Two States (co-authored with R. Siddik) in Babu, P.G, Thomas Eger, A.V. Raja, Hans-Berned Shafer, and T.S. Somashekar edited Economic Analysis of Law in India: Theory and Applications, Oxford University Press, 2009, pp.216-241. ISBN 81-89645-70-5 [SCOPUS listed]

24.Product Liability in Seed Markets: Economic Analysis of Seed Laws and Regulation in India The ICFAI Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol.4, No.1, Jan 2007

25.Political Economy of Indian Pharmaceutical Industry and Drug Policy, book review on Globalisation, Technology and Competition: IPRs, Indian Pharmaceutical Industry and WTO by J. Manohar Rao, Serials Publication, New Delhi, 2007, in Journal of Indian School of Political Economy, Vo.19, No.1&2, pp.359-64, Jan 2007. ISSN 0971-0396.

26.Changing Seed Policy, Law and Regulation: An appraisal of The Emerging Seed Markets in Andhra Pradesh (Co-authored with E. Revathi) Working Paper no.11, GAPS, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, June, 2005.

27.Declining Share of Wages in Organised Indian Industry (1974-99): A Kaleckian Perspective’ (co-authored with Rahula Shastri), Journal of Indian School of Political Economy, (June 2004).

28.New Institutional Economics: a Unified Theory of Markets and Governance, The ICFAI Journal of Managerial Econom.1, Vol 4, No.1, Nov 2004.

29.Contract Labour and Bondage in Andhra Pradesh, (Co-authored with Wendy Olsen) Journal of Political and Social Thought, (International online journal www.jspot.co) June 2000 York University.

30.Inflation in India Between1950-94: A Non-Monetarist Explanation, in Asian Economic Review, vol.42, no.2, Aug 2000.


1.   Conditions of Small Farm Households and Agrarian Change in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana: Micro-level Study, a collaborative study by School of Economics, University of Hyderabad and Centre for Agrarian Studies and Disaster Management, NIRD 2016.

2.   Pricing Paddy: A Study of Andhra Pradesh, DRG Study, Department of Economic and Policy Research, Reserve Bank of India, 2012, URL:rbidocs.rbi.org.in/rdocs/Publications/ PDFs/FPP180912FLS.pdf

3.  Vertical Integration and Supply chain Management in India Agriculture, Report of the Major Research Projectsubmitted to University Grants Commission, 2009.

4.   Vertical Integration in Cotton Farming: A Case Study of e-Safal, a pilot project, UPE-University of Hyderabad, 2007.

5.  Impact of Aquaculture on Ecology, Life and Livelihood of Traditional Communities in Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Report of the Major Research Project for Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India under World Bank Aided  Environmental Management and Capacity Building Programme in 2003. [budget Rs.3 lakhs]

6.  Musi River Pollution: A Law and Economic Approach to Impact, Remedies, and Regulation. (Co-authored with Dr. Muthyam Reddy), Report of the Major Research Project for Ministry of Environment and Forests, funded under World Bank Aided Environmental Management and Capacity Building Programme in 2003). [Budget Rs.3 lakhs]


  •  21 Years Teaching Experience
  •  Current position: Dean, School of Economics, University of Hyderabad (Since 2005-to 2021) 
  •  Professor, School of Economics, University of Hyderabad,  
  •  Five years as assistant professor at NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad during June 1999 to April 2005.


    1. Guided 10 Ph.D. dissertations (8 awarded and 2 submitted)
    2. 17 M.Phil. Students Supervised  


    1. Council Member, World Association of Political Economy
    2. Office Bearer, Indian Political Economy Association
    3. Joint Secretary, Telangana Economic Association
    4. Life Member, The Indian Econometric Association
    5. Life Member, Indian Labour Economics Association