Mr. Emmanuel Thomas M.A., M.Phil.

Designation: Assistant Professor
Address:  Department of Economics, St. Thomas’ College (Autonomous), Thrissur, Kerala- 680 001.
Area of Specialisation: Fiscal Economics, Macroeconomics


  • Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi,Ph.D. in Economics  (currently pursuing)
  • M.Phil at Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, in Applied Economics.
  • MA – Kerala University

Teaching Experience

  • Working as Asst. Professor in the Department of Economics, St.Thomas’ College (Autonomous), Thrissur, Kerala, since June 2012.
  • Lecturer in the Department of Economics, Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha, Kerala, from January 2005 to June 2012.
  • Lecturer in the School of Social Work of Rajagiri College Social Sciences, Kalamassery from May 2003 to January 2005.
  • Lecturer, in the Department of Economics, St.Xavier’s College, Vaikom from March 2001 to March 2002.

Seminars/Training Programmes/Courses Attended

  •  Two-Week Refresher Course in Research Methodology for Social Science Faculty, organized by Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC), University of Hyderabad, from 4th August 2020 to 18th August, 2020.
  • 5-Day Faculty Development Programme, by Teaching Learning Centre (TLC), IIT-Madras, sponsored by Kerala State Higher Education Council, and organised by IQAC of Sree Sankara College, Kalady, during May 2020.
  • Orientation Course, at Academic Staff College, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla during February/ March 2015.Refresher Course in Economics, at HRDC, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, during February/ March 2015.
  • International Research Training Workshop on Health Inequalities: Measures and Models organized by Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, 2011.
  • Refresher Course in Public Economics for University and College Teachers in South East Asian Region, at National Institute for Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi, during May/ June 2009.
  • Research Methods in Labour Economics at V. V Giri National Labour Institute (VVGNLI), New Delhi, during January 2008.National Seminar on Indian Economy: Historical Roots and Contemporary Development Experience, at Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Thiruvananthapuram, during March/ April 2007.
  • International Congress on Kerala Studies at Thiruvananthapuram on 9th -11th  December 2005.Certificate Course in Research Methodology organized by the Rajagiri College of Social Sciences, 23rd –30th May 2003.

Projects and other Assignments Undertaken

  •  UGC Minor Research Project titled Human Development Index of Dalits in Kerala: A case study of Idukki District during 2008-2010.


Presentations in Seminars/ Conferences

  • Paper ID: 460 / ‘Is Natural Resource Taxation Dynamic In India? Evidence from State-specific Buoyancy Estimates, Co-authored with Prof. Lekha Chakraborty (NIPFP, New Delhi) and Piyush Gandhi (Oxford University), presented at the 76th Annual Congress of International Institute of Public Finance (IIPF) conducted online from Reykjavik, Iceland during 19-21 August 2020.
  • Resource person in a National Webinar titled ‘Covid19: Rural Economy and Indian Policy Response’, organised by Newman College, Thodupuzha on 16-May-2020.
  • Resource person in a National Webinar titled ‘Covid19 and Macroeconomic Uncertainty: Fiscal and Monetary Response’, organised by St. Paul’s College, Kalamassery, on 06-May-2020.
  • Resource person in an International Webinar titled ‘Covid19 and Economy: Impact, Challenges & the Way Forward’, organised by Vivekananda College, University of Delhi on 22-April-2020.
  • Decoding Union Budget 2020 with Special Focus on the Macro Economy’ in the International Seminar organized by Newman College, Thodupuzha on 28th February, 2020.
  • Budget 2020: Macroeconomic and Welfare Implications’ Analysis of Union Budget at the Department of Economic, St. Joseph’s College, Irinjalakkuda, University of Calicut on 26th February, 2020.
  • Union Budget 2020: What does it augur for the Economy?’, Analysis of Union Budget at the Department of Economic, Dr. John Matthai Centre, University of Calicut on 20th February, 2020.
  • A talk on ‘Non-Performing Assets in the Indian Banking Sector’ in Samakaalikam programme of All India Radio, Thrissur on 22-February-2018.
  • Limits of Rationality and the Rise of Behavioursal Economics, presentation at the National Seminar on An Expanded Understanding of Human Behaviour for Economic Development’ organized by Government College, Kattappana on 18-20, January, 2018.
  • Recent Indian Experience in Fiscal Management, presentation at the National Seminar on The Destination of India’s Fiscal Policy: The Critical Gap’ organized by Government College, Chalakkudy on 6-7, December, 2017.
  • Demonetisation through Theoretical Prism’, presentation at the National Seminar on Macroeconomic Challenges in the context of Demonetisation and GST organized by Government College, Kottayam on 9-10, November, 2017.
  • Exploring the Current Discourse on Globalisation in Social Sciences’ an invited lecture at the International Seminar on Globalisation at Bytco College, Nashik, Mumbai, 13-September-2016.
  • ‘Regional Economic Cooperation: Theory and Practice in Indian Context’, lecture in a lecture series titled ‘Opening-Up, Cooperation and Economic Growth’ at Government College, Tripunithura on 19-February-2016.
  • National Food Security Bill: A Response Paper’, in a Colloquium at Marian College, Kuttikkanam on 8th March, 2012.

Publications in Journals

Working Papers

  • Working Paper No.313, Natural Resource Revenue Buoyancy in India: Empirical Evidence from State-specific Mining Regime, co-authored with Prof. Lekha Chakraborty National Institute for Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi 23-July-2020.
  • Working Paper No.302, Covid-19 and Macroeconomic Uncertainty: Fiscal and Monetary Policy Response, co-authored with Prof. Lekha Chakraborty, National Institute for Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi 13-April-2020.

Publications in Dailies

Consultancy/ Membership in Committees, Panels etc.

  •  Member, Panel for selection of Students to BSc. Economics Programme, Symbiosis University, Pune, 2020.
  •  Member, UG Board of Studies of Economics, University of Calicut from 2016 to 2019.
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