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Department :  Punjab School of Economics

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Name:Dr. Amarjit Singh Sethi
Areas of Interest / SpecializationQuantitative Economics; Development Economics (Econometric Analysis of National Income Aggregates; Growth and Productivity Analysis; Health, Poverty Inequalities; Banking; Public Expenditure and Revenue)
Best Ten Publications:1. Sethi, A.S. (1985), "A Modified Approach to Determine the Optimum Size and Shape of Plots in Field Experiments on Maize Grown on Terraced Land", Indian J. Agri. Sci., 55(1), pp.48-5. 2. Sethi, A.S. and G.C. Aggarwal (1986), "A Dynamic Model to Predict Wheat Emergence from Soil Moisture and Temperature", Proc. Indian national Sci. Acad., B52(4), pp.495-8. 3. Sethi, A.S. and A.K. Srivastava (1987),"Ratio Estimator with Post-stratification Design Involving Double Sampling Approach", J. Indian Soc. Agri. Stats., 39(1), p.34-48 (Prize Winning Paper) 4. Sethi, A.S. and P.S. Raikhy (1992), "Structural Transformations in National Income of India", Indian Journal of Quantitative Economics, (An International Journal of Development Economics), 8 (1&2), pp.49-64. 5. Sethi, A.S. (1997), "Dynamics of National Income (New Delhi, Deep & Deep Publications). 6. Sethi, A.S. (2003c), "Inter-Sectoral Linkages in Haryana’s Income – A Temporal Analysis", Artha Vijnana, 45 (3 & 4), 147-60. 7. Sethi, A.S. (2008), "Some Methodological Aspects of Rates of Growth Computations: Limitations and Alternatives", South Asia Economic Journal, 9(1), pp.195-2009. 8. Sethi, A.S. and Ritu Pandhi (2012), "Inter-Regional Gaps in Nutritional Intake in India: An Evidence through Cluster Analysis Approach", Poverty and Public Policy, 43(3): 03-21 (Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.); Paper also published in full in the Proceedings of the International Conference on Public Policy and Governance-2012, Vol.II, pp.308-18. 9. Sethi, A.S. and Sanjeev Kumar (2013), "Co-operative Banking and Rural Development in Punjab – An Examination of Interdependencies through Canonical Correlation Approach", The Journal of Income and Wealth, 35(2), p.10-21. 10. Sethi, A.S. and Ritu Pandhi (2014), "Interstate Divergence in Nutritional Expenditure in India : A Cluster Analysis Approach", Poverty and Public Policy, (Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc.), 6(1), March, p.80-97.
Awards and Honours:• Gold Medalist in Post-M.Sc. Diploma Course; • The Best Paper Prize awarded by the "Indian Society of Agricultural Statistics (1987 & 1988)"; • The Best Paper Prize awarded at the "ICSSR sponsored International Conference on Shifting in Applied Economics and Management: Course Correction" at SMVD University, Katra, Jammu (August 2014); • Award of Honour for Contributions in the Teaching Profession on the Teachers’ Day by the "Rotary Club, Amritsar"; • Awarded with: * Punjab State Merit Scholarship during B.Sc. (1969-1972); * I.C.A.R. Junior Fellowship during M.Sc. (1972-1974); * I.C.A.R. Fellowship during Post-M.Sc. Diploma Course (1974-1975); * C.S.I.R. Junior Research Fellowship for doing Ph.D. (1975; not availed); * N.C.E.R.T. Junior Research Fellowship for doing Ph.D. (1975; not availed). • Formerly, Dean Faculty (Economics & Business) at the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar; • Has been Member Senate and Syndicate of the G.N.D. University; • Biographical Data Included in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World, 21st Edition (2004); • Biographical Data Included in the very First Edition of the Marquis Who’s Who in Asia (2006); • One of the rarest teachers to have been honoured with the second extension of two years (as Professor) on account of the volume & the quality of the research output/ other academic achievements; • Acted as Additional Local Organising Secretary for Holding 42nd Annual Conference of the Indian Econometric Society (TIES) at G.N.D. University, Amritsar (January 05-07, 2006); • Subject Matter Expert on National-level/ State-level Bodies; • Acted as Course Coordinator for the Three-Weeks Refresher Course in Economics (held from June 07 to June 26, 2007) on the thrust area, “Applied Economics with Special Reference to the Indian Economy”. • Acted as Director for National Workshop on “Time Series Analysis and Forecasting Techniques” (August 13-14, 2011); • Member Executive Committee of the Indian Association for Research in National Income and Wealth (2011-13; 2013-2015; & 2015-2017); • Member, Executive Committee to represent the Punjab state in the Indian Economic Association for three years’ period (2007-2010); • Member, Executive Committee of the Indian Econometric Society (2014-15); • Joint Secretary of the Indian Econometric Society (2006-07); • Member Executive Committee of the Indian Econometric Society (2007-08); • Appointed Nodal Officer in respect of GND University and Affiliating Colleges for Coordinating and Collecting Data on Higher Education for All India Survey conducted by the MHRD; • Member, Editorial Board of the Indian Journal of Quantitative Economics (1989-2012); • Referee for reviewing research articles in (a) The Indian Economic Journal, (b) South-Asia Economic Journal, (c) Journal of the APJ Institute of Management Studies; and (d) Arth Anvesan; • Member, Advisory Board of Arth Anvesan (Journal of Economics), Mata Vaishno Devi University, Jammu; • Member, Board of UG Studies in Economics, Kashmir University, Srinagar (1996-1997); • Member, Board of PG Studies in Economics, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra (2008-2010); • Member, Board of Studies in Economics, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla (2016-17); • Member, Board of UG & PG Studies in Economics (from time-to-time), Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar; • Acted as a Resource Person and have delivered 122 Invited Lectures in various institutions; • Have chaired 30 Technical Sessions in various Conferences/ Seminars. # Particulars of Teaching Load as at Present: • EOL901: Research Methodology (Credits: 3-0-0), Pre-Ph.D. Course, Sem-I • EOL504: Theory of Statistics (Credits: 5-0-0) for M.Sc (H.S. in Economics), Sem-IV • EOL417: Statistical Techniques (Credits: 5-0-0) for M.Sc (H.S. in Economics), Sem-II • EOL 502: Econometrics (Credits: 5-0-0) for M.Sc (H.S. in Economics) Sem- III • EOL 509 : Econometrics and Forecasting Techniques (Credits: 5-0-0) for M.Sc. (H.S. in Economics) Sem-IV • EOL305: Econometrics (Credits: 5-0-0) for B.Sc. (H.S. in Economics), in Sem-V • In the past, I have also been teaching the paper on Optimization Techniques to the students of MCA in the Department of Computer Science, and on Econometric Techniques to the M. Phil. students of Business & Commerce of the GND University, Amritsar. • Besides, I have also been associated (for the last about 18 years, as a regular & keen resource person for coaching classes in respect of a number of Competitive Examinations [like IAS/ PCS (Mains & Prelim), UGC (NET), Bank’s Probationary Officers, Remedial Classes, etc.] at the AIS Centre, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar. • I also have been regularly acting as a Resource Person for various General Orientation Courses/ Refresher Courses/ Workshops, etc. organised from time-to-time by the Academic Staff College of the GNDU, Amritsar.