Dr.M.A. Oommen Chairman
Dr M.A. Oommen is the former Chairman of the 4th State Finance Commission, Govt. of Kerala. He is also an Honorary Professor, Centre for Development Studies. Dr Oomen is an economist of repute with a rich collection of professional papers and numerous books to his credit. A postdoctoral scholar of the Rockefeller Foundation and a Visiting Fellow at the Yale University, he was also a Senior Fulbrighter. He has taught in the Universities of Kerala, Calicut and Botswana throughout more than three decades, and has occupied several important positions, besides serving several important commissions and committees in India and abroad. His books include Kerala Economy, Economics of Cinema, Issues in the Teaching of Economics in Indian Universities and Panchayats and their Finance.