J V M Sarma former Professor, School of Economics, University of Hyderabad.
J. V. M. Sarma, former Professor at the School of Economics, University of Hyderabad, has been involved in public finance, statistical and econometric methods, tax policy research and teaching for more than three decades. He served as Economic Advisor to the Twelfth Finance Commission, Government of India. He has also been associated with several studies for national-, international- and statelevel governments.
Before joining the University of Hyderabad, he was Senior Fellow at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, the Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad, and the Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bengaluru. Throughout his career, Dr Sarma’s basic research interests have been statistical and econometric methods and their applications in public finance, public policy design, corporate finance and international taxation.
Dr Sarma has been actively involved in public policy reforms in the country, having been a member of several committees such as the Andhra Pradesh Revenue Reforms Committee, the Andhra Pradesh Fiscal Reforms Implementation Committee, the Gujarat State Public Finance Reform Committee, the Central Excise Working Group and the Commission on Macroeconomics and Health, Government of India.
Dr Sarma has been Visiting Fellow of Ford Foundation (at Economic Growth Centre, Yale University, USA) and Indo-Canadian Foundation (University of Toronto, Canada) and Consultant to World Bank and Asian Development Bank. Presently, he advises the governments of Nepal, Bangladesh, Laos, Bhutan, Vietnam and Sri Lanka on matters relating to public finance management.
Dr Sarma has authored six books, undertaken several policy research projects and published numerous papers in reputed journals. His most recent work is the textbook Public Finance: Principles and Practices.