Srinivasan Raghavendra

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Macroeconomics – Financialisation, Growth, and Distribution
  • Dynamics of Financial Markets
  • Complex Adaptive Systems and Economic Dynamics
  • Growth, Distribution and Structural Change
  • Feminist Economics


Srinivasan is a macroeconomist, and his research is focussed on diverse themes in the areas of financialisation and macroeconomic stability, analysis of economic development from a macro-structural perspective, and feminist economics. 

His research is underpinned by the principles that economic systems cannot be viewed independently of the wider socio-political context and that the description of the complexity of real economic problem should not be reduced to suit the application of a particular mathematical/​statistical tool. 

He has a wide range of teaching experience at various levels including undergraduate, postgraduate, PhD, and professional development specialists in international development organisations. 

He obtained his PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Previously, he worked at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and Madras School of Economics, Chennai. His research is diverse and interdisciplinary and has been published in journals including Review of Political Economy, Feminist Economics, Journal of International Development, Review of Keynesian Economics, Metroeconomica, Journal of Economics, Review of Development, PLoS ONE, International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, European Physical Journal B and IEEE.

He has been awarded professorships including the CNRS-CEPN Professor in Université of Sorbonne Nord, Paris; Visiting Professor at Université of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Research Professor at the La Sapienza University Roma; Visiting Professor at Johannes Kepler University, Austria; and Visiting Professor at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India. 

His academic research has contributed to critical discussions on public policy matters in national and international contexts. His current research includes themes such as the duality of structural change concerning the countries in the Global South, care and class struggle, violence against women and the cost of inaction, and financial accumulation regimes and economic growth in the Indian context. 



Journal Articles (selective)

Chapters in Edited books (selective)

  • Raghavendra, S., & Piiroinen, P. T. (2020). Conflict as closure: A Kaleckian model of growth and distribution under financialisation. In D. Basu & D. Das (Eds.), Conflict, Demand and Economic Development (pp. 70 – 87). Routledge. https://​www​.rout​ledge​.com/Conf…
  • Raghavendra, S. (2016). Decomposition methods for analysing intra-regional and inter-regional income distribution. In P. Flaschel & M. Landesmann (Eds.), Mathematical Economics and the Dynamics of Capitalism: Goodwin’s Legacy Continued, 104, 207. https://​www​.rout​ledge​.com/Math…
  • Moloney, K., & Raghavendra, S. (2012). A linear and nonlinear review of the arbitrage-free parity theory for the CDS and bond markets. In M. Cummins, F. Murphy & J.J.H. Miller (Eds.), Topics in Numerical Methods for Finance (pp. 177 – 200). Springer. https://​link​.springer​.com/book…
  • Paraschiv, D., Raghavendra, S., & Vasiliu, L. (2008). Algorithmic trading on an artificial stock market. In C. Badica, G. Mangioni, V. Carchiolo & D.D. Burdescu (Eds.), Intelligent Distributed Computing, Systems and Applications (pp. 281 – 286). Springer. https://​link​.springer​.com/book…
  • Sinha, S., & Raghavendra, S. (2006). Market polarisation in presence of individual choice volatility. In C. Bruun (Ed.), Advances in Artificial Economics: The Economy as a Complex Dynamic System (pp. 177 – 190). Springer. https://​doi​.org/​1​0​.​1​007/3 – 540-37249 – 0_13
  • Sinha, S., & Raghavendra, S. (2006). Emergence of two-phase behaviour in markets through interaction and learning in agents with bounded rationality. In H. Takayasu (Ed.), Practical Fruits of Econophysics (pp. 200 – 204). Springer. https://​doi​.org/​1​0​.​1​007/4 – 431-28915 – 1_36

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