Dr. Krishna Muniyoor

Associate Professor & Head of Department, Department of Economics and Finance, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus

Department of Economics and Finance
6165-I, New Academic Building (NAB)
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Vidya Vihar, Pilani 333031, Rajasthan, India
Phones: +91 1596 255311(D); +91 1596 255271(O)

About Me

I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and Finance at the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, Pilani Campus. I obtained my PhD from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. I have spent the last eight years teaching economics and carrying out research in the field of economics. My research revolves around several areas of economics, including Financial Inclusion, Employment, Energy & Technology, Economic Growth, Migration, and Food Consumption.

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Position held

2011-2012: Visiting Doctoral Fellow, Asia Research Centre, London School of Economics (LSE)
2012-2014: Visiting Faculty, Symbiosis Centre for Management and Human Resource Development, SYMBIOSIS International University, Pune.
2014-2022: Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Finance, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus, Rajasthan.
Since May 2022: Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Finance, BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus (Current position)

Media Coverage

Women’s labour market participation is often concomitant with enhanced economic prospects and better household decision-making power. From a macroeconomic standpoint, a diminished level of women’s labour force participation rate (LFPR) has significant consequences for women’s intra and inter-household bargaining power, as well as the overall economic progress of the nation.

  • Rajasthan farmers benefited from solar water pumps: Study (The Hindu, September 28, 2018) - 

    A scientific study conducted by Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, has found a mismatch between investment in solar energy sources and employment generation in the sector, but has stated that the farmers in Rajasthan have immensely benefited from the solar photovoltaic (SPV) water pumping systems.

    The study has also found a significant decline in the consumption of fuel in the agriculture sector. Scientist Krishna M. led the study as the principal investigator of a project funded by the Indian Council of Social Science Research for addressing some distinct aspects of renewable and non-renewable energy sources at micro and macro levels [Excerpt from the article]. Click here to read more.

  • A report on the economic benefits of renewable and non-renewable energy sources (The Indian Express, October 11, 2018)
  • India is set to become the youngest country by 2020 (The Hindu, April 18, 2018)

Every third person in an Indian city today is a youth. In about seven years, the median individual in India will be 29 years, very likely a city-dweller, making it the youngest country in the world. India is set to experience a dynamic transformation as the population burden of the past turns into a demographic dividend, but the benefits will be tempered with social and spatial inequalities [Excerpt from the article]. Click here to read more.

Academic Assignments [Reviewer of Journals]

Journal of Cleaner Production
Journal of the Knowledge Economy
Global Business Review
Indian Economic Journal
Journal of Global Operations and Strategic Sourcing 

Recent Professional Development Programme

Date: From 6th May 2024 to 10th May, 2024

Topics Covered  

- Introduction to Bloomberg and Bloomberg for Education

- Economics & International Trade
- Equity Valuation & Security Analysis

- Fixed Income Markets
- Investment Banking & Mergers and Acquisition

- Portfolio Management
- Operations & Supply Chain Management

- Sustainable Finance
- Financial Risk Management