[18 Books, 40 chapters in books, 60+ papers in refereed journals and 14 monographs: Full list available on request]


  • National Accounts of West Malaysia, 1947 1971, Singapore: Heinemann Educational Publishers, 1976.
  • Income Inequality in Singapore, (with M. K. Ramakrishnan) Singapore: Singapore University Press, 1980.
  • India's Economic Future: Government, People and Attitudes, New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill, 1993.
  • India: Development Policy Imperatives, (Joint Editor with Vijay L Kelkar), New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill, 1996.
  • East Asian Economies: The Miracle, A Crisis and the Future, Singapore: McGraw- Hill, 2001
  • Intellectual Property Rights: A Primer, (jointly with Anita Rao), Lucknow: Eastern Law Publishers, 2007 and 2008
  • Index of Drinking Water of Adequacy: International and Intra-national Explorations, (jointly with K E Seetharam), Singapore: NUS Press, 2010


  • Economic growth, employment expansion, and reduction in income inequality: The Singapore experience, 1966 1975, (with M. K. Ramakrishnan), in K. Ohkawa and B. Key (eds.), Asian Socio-Economic Development, Tokyo: University of Tokyo Press, 1980, 167-190.
  • India, in W. van Ginneken and J. Park (eds.), Generating Internationally Comparable Income Distribution Estimates, Geneva: ILO, 1984, 69-74.
  • Economic growth, poverty alleviation, income inequality and expenditure patterns: The Singapore case", (with Habibullah Khan), in Helmut Kurth (ed.), Economic Growth and Income Distribution, Manila: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Foundation, 1989, 172-191.
  • Unrestricted labour mobility and world development, in Ong Jin Hui, Chan Kwok Bun and Chew Soon Beng (eds.), Crossing Borders: Transmigration in Asia Pacific, Singapore: Prentice-Hall, 1995, 49-67.
  • APEC – India trade and investment linkages: Trends, potentials and implications, in Richard Hooley et al eds., Asia – Pacific Economic Co-operation: Theory and practice, Research in Asian Economic Studies, Volume 7, Part B, Greenwhich: JAI Press, 1996, 473-488.
  • Freedom and Core Values for Indian Development (with M V Lakshmi), in Frank- Jurgen Richter and Parthasarathi Banerjee (eds), The Knowledge Economy in India, Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003, 300-308.
  • Articles on: Gross Domestic Product, Gross National Product, Gini coefficient, Globalization, East Asian Miracle, Absolute and Relative Poverty, Encyclopedia of Social Policy, London: Routledge, 2006.
  • Minimal Visible Inequality is Human Development, in S Mahendra Dev and K S Babu (eds), India: Some Aspects of Economic and Social Development, Delhi: Academic Foundation, 2008, 47-58.
  • Introduction and Motivation (with Fan Mingxuan), in K E Seetharam and Bhanoji Rao (eds), Index of Drinking Water of Adequacy: International and Intra- national Explorations, Singapore: NUS Press, 2010

Articles in Refereed Journals

  • Birth Rates and Economic Development: Some Observations from Japanese Data, (with B. R. Dey), Sankhya, 30(Series B), 1968, 149-156.
  • Development Pattern of a Primary Export Oriented Economy: West Malaysia's Post-war Experience, Developing Economies, March 1976, 37-46.
  • Measurement of Deprivation and Poverty Based on the Proportion Spent on Food: An Exploratory Exercise, World Development, April 1981, 337-355.
  • Government Size and Economic Growth: A New Framework and Some Evidence from Cross Section and Time Series Data: Comment, American Economic Review, March 1989, 272-280.
  • Sources of Growth in the Singapore Economy and its Manufacturing and Service Sectors, (with C Lee), Singapore Economic Review, 40(1), April, 1995, 83-116.
  • The East Asian Crisis of 1997-98: Implications for India, Global Business Review, 1(1), 2000, 1-10.
  • Earnings Inequality in Singapore (With D S Banerjee and P. Mukhopadhaya), Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy, 8(2), 2003, 210-228.
  • Explaining cross-country variation in cigarette consumption (With Srinivas Kolluru), Tobacco Induced Diseases, 5 (1), January, 2009.
  • A ranking scheme for Asian water utilities, IWP Staff Papers, 2011, Singapore: NUS Press, 43-60.

Monographs and Reports

  • Indonesia: Selected Aspects of Spatial Development (in 5 volumes), World Bank Report No. 4776 IND, November 1984.
  • The Philippines: Key Issues in the Public Corporate Sector, World Bank, January 1986.
  • Land Reforms: Recent Trends and Policy Options, Working Paper No. 20/1992, Bangalore: Institute for Social and Economic Change, December 1992
  • Strategic Thinking to Achieve Water MDGs, With K E Seetharam, Discussion Paper, Manila: Asian Development Bank, March 2006.
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