Agricultural Economics, Economics of Social Sector and Public Finance

Dr. Chittaranjan Nayak

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Department of Economics

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crnayak@ravenshawuniversity.ac.in

Dr. Nayak has obtained his M.A., M.Phil and Ph.D from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. He was a UGC Research Fellow during 1998-2002. His research interest includes Agricultural Economics, Economics of Social Sector, Developmental Issues, and Issues in Federal Finance. He has worked as Advisor to PG Seminar, M/Phil/Ph.D Coordinator, Joint Coordinator in UGC-SAP (DRS), Joint Coordinator in Rural Development Study Programme, Associate Editor in Ravenshaw Journal of Economics, Member in DRC/BoS in Economics, Rural Development and History. He has also been the founder secretary in Association of Ravenshaw Economics Alumni(AREA). He has got over nineteen years of teaching and research experience. He has contributed over forty papers to national and international seminars, authored/edited two books and published over thirty articles in refereed journals and edited books. Apart from his academic interest he is actively engaged in a number of social work activities dedicated for education and rural development.

Selected Publications

  1. Nayak, C. R. & Satpathy, P. (2021). Discretionary Transfers in Indian Federal Finance: A Panel Data Analysis, Indian Growth & Development Review, 14(1):35-49
  2. Kumar, C.R.; Nayak, C. R. & Pradhan, A.K(2020). What Determines Crop Diversification in North-East Zone of India? Journal of Public Affairs, 20(4):1-10.
  3. Nayak, C.R., & Kumar, C.R. (2019). Crop diversification in Odisha: An Analysis based on Panel Data, Agricultural Economics Research Review, 32(1): 67-80.
  4. Nayak, C.R., & Kumar, C.R. (2018). Assessing crop-shift in agriculture of Odisha, Indian Journal of Economics and Development, 14(4): 641-649.
  5. Som, M., Nayak, C.R., Padhi B.K., Neetika, A. (2018). Patterns of Morbidity among Newborns Admitted in SNCUs of Odisha, India, International Journal of Health Science Research; 8(9):10-19.
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Manaswini Panda

Research Scholar

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Dr. Priyabrata Satpathy

Thesis Title : The Political Economy of Centre State Fiscal Transfers in India: A Case of Discretionary Transfers

Dr. Meena Som

Thesis Title : Addressing Newborn Mortality in Odisha: Performance Assessment of Special Newborn Care Units

Chinmaya Ranjan Kumar

Thesis Title : Role of Rural Infrastructure in Agricultural Diversification in Odisha

Newborn morbidity in Odisha: Odisha has the highest newborn mortality in the country at 32 per 1000 live births, while Kerala stands at 6 per 1000 live births. Establishment of Special Newborn Care Units is a key strategy to strengthen newborn survival in the state. Our study finds that higher proportion of newborns from socially disadvantaged groups were accessing the SNCUs and their proportion was higher than their representation in the population. Birth Asphyxia was the leading cause of admission in the units with nearly 30% contribution to the newborns admitted. Jaundice (16%) followed by Sepsis (15%) were the other important causes of admission. These findings lead us to conclude that if Odisha is to enhance newborn survival, investments in intrapartum care and access to facilities for early intervention like Caesarean sections are non-negotiable.

Crop Diversification in Odisha: Crop diversification is considered as a pathway to promote agricultural development. Our study examines the subtleties of crop diversification in Odisha through spatial trends across 30 districts and determinants of crop diversification. The analysis carried out from1993-94 to 2017-18 indicates sluggishness and unevenness in crop diversification. The coastal districtslack diversification while several of the districts falling in the southern part of the state tend to be morediversified. The analysis reveals that greater use of high-yielding crop varieties and access to irrigationhave influenced crop concentration, whereas rural roads and income have led to crop diversification.

Non-statutory transfers in Indian federation: Despite existence of a constitutional demarcation of functions and finances between the centre and the states, it is alleged that the centre-state funds transfer systems in India have a political bargaining aspect that goes beyond the normative considerations. Our study makes an attempt to investigate if the political system allows to evolve a simple, equitable, objective and rule-based system of transfers. The study is based on a panel data set of 28 Indian states for the period 2001–2014. The findings of our study reveal that fiscal performance, economic capacity and political alliance are significant but some other political determinants such as bargaining power and election years are not significant in influencing discretionary transfers.

Book/Edited Book :

  1. Nayak, C.R. (2018). Social and Economic Infrastructure, SSDN Publisher, New Delhi, ISBN 978-93-8117-689-4.
  2. Swain, M. & Nayak, C. R. (2018) (Eds). Agrarian Distress and Farmers’ Suicides in India, S. K. Book Agency, New Delhi, ISBN 978-93-8315-839-3

Publications in Refereed Journals :

  1. Som, M. & Nayak, C.R. (2021). Addressing Newborn Mortality in Odisha: Morbidity profile of Newborns admitted in SNCUs, Orissa Economics Journal, 53(1-2): 150-169.
  2. Kumar, C.R & Nayak, C.R. (2021). Women Empowerment through Self Help Groups in Odisha: A Micro Evidence from Mayurbhanj District, Indian Journal of Economics and Development, 17(2):
  3. Nayak, C. R. & Satpathy, P. (2021). Discretionary Transfers in Indian Federal Finance: A Panel Data Analysis, Indian Growth & Development Review, 14(1):35-49
  4. Kumar, C. R.; Nayak, C. R. & Pradhan, A. K(2020). What Determines Crop Diversification in North-East Zone of India? Journal of Public Affairs, 20(4):1-10
  5. Nayak, C. R. & Kumar, C. R. (2019). What Determines Crop Diversification? Evidence from Odisha, The Indian Economic Journal, Special Issue, 306-316.
  6. Nayak, C. R. (2019). Political Economy of Non-Statutory Transfers in India with Special Reference to Poorer States, The Indian Economic Journal, Special Issue, 84-92.
  7. Nayak, C. R. (2019). Physical Infrastructure and Labour Productivity in Agriculture: A Study of Rural Odisha, International Review of Social Sciences and Humanities, 9(7):304-316
  8. Nayak, C. R., & Kumar, C. R. (2019). Crop diversification in Odisha: An Analysis based on Panel Data, Agricultural Economics Research Review, 32(1): 67-80.
  9. Nayak, C. R., & Kumar, C. R. (2018). Assessing crop-shift in agriculture of Odisha, Indian Journal of Economics and Development, 14(4): 641-649.
  10. Som, M., Nayak, C. R., Padhi B. K., Neetika, A. (2018). Patterns of Morbidity among Newborns Admitted in SNCUs of Odisha, India, International Journal of Health Science Research; 8(9):10-19.
  11. Nayak, C. R., & Kumar, C. R. (2018). Seasonal Migration and Livelihood of MarginalisedCommunities-A Case Study in Boudh District of Odisha, Indian Journal of Economics and Development, 14(2): 316-323.
  12. Nayak, C.R. &Satpathy, P. (2018). Political Economy of Discretionary Transfers: A Dynamic Panel Data Analysis of Indian States, PRAGATI: Journal of Indian Economy, 5(1):1-17.
  13. Nayak, C.R. (2018). Food Subsidies in India: Trends, Causes and Remedies, Kisan World, 45 (5):51-55.
  14. Nayak, C.R. (2018). Fertiliser Subsidy in India: Issues for Reforms, Research Journal of Social Science and Management, 7(11):293-98.
  15. Nayak, C.R. (2018). Does Public Investment Crowd-out Private Investment in India? Evidence from India, International Academic Journal of Applied Economics, 8(8): 33-56
  16. Priyadarsini, B.T. &Nayak, C.R. (2017). Determinants of Agricultural Productivity in India: An Econometric Analysis, MANTHAN: Journal of Commerce and Management. 4(2): 41-53
  17. Nayak, C.R & Panda, M. (2017). Fiscal Consolidation and Economic Growth in India: A Cointegration Analysis, VISION: Journal of Indian Taxation, 4(2)
  18. Nayak, C.R. &Satapathy, P. (2017). Federal Finance in India: An Analysis of Discretionary Transfers. VISION: The Journal of Indian Taxation, 4(1):
  19. Nayak, C.R., Kumar, C.R. &Nayak, M. (2017). Gender Perspective of Rural Livelihood in a Backward Village of Coastal Odisha. Orissa Economic Journal. 48(1-2), 161-172
  20. Nayak, C. R. &Patri, P. (2017). Determinantsof Sanitary Practices in Rural  PRAGATI: Journal of Indian Economy, 4(1):1-22
  21. Nayak, C. R. (2016).Gender Perspective of Rural Livelihood and Household Income: Case Study of a Village in Odisha, PRAGATI: Journal of Indian Economy, 3(2).
  22. C. R. (2015). Crop Diversification and Land Productivity in Odisha: Role of Rural Infrastructure. PRAGATI: Journal of Indian Economy, 2(2)
  23. C. R. & Kumar, C. R. (2015). Role of Rural Infrastructure in Crop Diversification: A District Level Analysis of Odisha’. Orissa Economic Journal, 46(1-2)
  24. Jena, J &Nayak, C. R. (2014). Subsidies and Fiscal Deficit in Post-Reforms India. MANTHAN: Journal of Commerce and Management. 1(1):
  25. Nayak, C. R. (2014). Rural Infrastructure in Odisha: An Inter-District Analysis. PRAGATI: Journal of Indian Econom 1(1):
  26. Nayak, C. R. & Jena, J (2014). Petroleum Subsidies and Macroeconomic Variables in India. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development. 15(3):145-154.
  27. Nayak, C. R. (2014). Rural Infrastructure and Cropping Intensity in Odisha. IOSR Journal of Economics and Finance. 2(6): 05-09.
  28. Nayak, C. R. (2008), Physical Infrastructure and Land Productivity: A District Level Analysis of Rural Orissa, Icfai Journal of Infrastructure, IUP, Hyderabad, 6(3): 7-21, 0972-9194
  29. Sen, B. & Nayak, C. R. (2001), “Formal Education and Total Factor Productivity in Agriculture- A Case Study, Vision, 21(12): 47-54

Publication in Edited Book :

  1. Nayak, C.R. & Kumar, C.R. (2019). Crop Diversification in Odisha: Status and Determinants, In Manoj Kumar Das(Ed). Management and Sustainability of Natural Resources, City Publication, Delhi, ISBN978-93-8911-727-1, pp.115-131
  2. Nayak, C. R. & Kumar, C. R. (2018). Crop Diversification in Odisha: An Empirical Assessment, In Mamata Swain and Chittaranjan Nayak (Eds). Agrarian Distress and Farmers’ Suicides in India, S. K. Book Agency, New Delhi, ISBN 978-93-8315-839-3.

Teaching :

  1. Micro Economic Analysis
  2. Mathematical Economics
  3. Indian Economy
  4. Research Methodology
  5. Agricultural Economics
  6. Econometrics