Dr. Phanindra Goyari, Professor in the School of Economics, University of Hyderabad (UoH), has been awarded the ‘Bharat Ratna Dr. Abdul Kalam Gold Medal Award 2017’ by the ‘Global Economic Progress and Research Association’ for his individual achievements in the field of ‘Education and Research’, specifically for his contributions towards ‘Guiding Research Scholars, Research Publications and Teaching of Economics’. The award carries a gold medal, a trophy and a certificate. This award was presented during the 47th National Unity Conference on ‘Individual Achievements & National Economic Growth’ held in Chennai on October 15, 2017.
Recently, Prof. Goyari has successfully completed his UGC Raman Fellowship period and Post-Doctoral Research works at Texas Christian University in USA. He has been teaching Econometrics, Model Building and Simulation in Economics, Microeconomic Theory, Mathematical Methods for Economics, Optimization in Economic Theory and Statistics for Economics to MA and IMA students. His present research interests are broadly in agricultural economics (with special reference to summer paddy issues, and nonparametric econometric modeling), tourism economics, tribal and development issues of Northeast India. Some of his successful research scholars are now working as regular faculty members in various institutions like IIT Kharagpur, SMVD University, NIPFP New Delhi, Apex Professional University, Ravenshaw University, North Orissa University, Central University of Jammu, and various colleges in India. Publications of his research team have appeared in journals like The Journal of Developing Areas, Economic and Political Weekly, Finance India, Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Economics Research Review, Agricultural Economics Review, Indian Economic Journal, South Asian Journal of Management, Journal of Economic Policy and Research, The Indian Journal of Economics, South Asia Research, Asian Economic Review etc.