Prof. Kamaiah Bandi

Emeritus Professor,
School of Economics, University of Hyderabad


Prof. Kamaiah Bandi has over 36 years of teaching and research experience in Economics and mainly worked in the areas of Macro and Financial Economics. He completed his PhD in Economics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Powai, Bombay in 1984. He was elected President of the Indian Econometric Society (TIES) for 2016-17. Currently he is an Independent Director on the Board of Directors of MDL Company, Mumbai.

He began his career at the Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad, in 1981 as a Research Associate. Later, he joined the School of Economics, University of Hyderabad, in 1989 as a Reader and became Professor in 1998. Subsequently, he became its Dean in 2015 before he superannuated on June 30, 2017. In his career span, he was associated with the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bengaluru, from 1998 to 2000 as RBI Chair Professor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, as Associate Professor from 1988 to 1989 and the National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM), Mumbai/ Pune, from 1983 to 1988 as Faculty. Currently, he is associated with Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Jammu-Katra, and also Ahmedabad University as a Visiting Professor.

Professor Kamaiah has published extensively – about 150 research papers – in national and international journals. He has been on the editorial boards of the 'Journal of Quantitative Economics' (Springer) and 'Microeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies’ (Taylor and Francis) among other reputed journals. He has also been associated as member of various expert committees and Boards of Studies of several universities/institutions in India. During his career, he has successfully guided about 50 PhD and an equal number of M.Phil dissertations.