Ronny Thomas - Assistant Professor

Email-ID : ronny@rajagiri.edu

Dr. Ronny Thomas has a PhD in economics and M.Phil in Planning and development from IIT Bombay, Mumbai. Prior to joining Rajagiri Centre for Business Studies, he has one and half years of teaching experience at the School of Management Studies, NIT Calicut, Kozhikode. His research interests include international trade and FDI inter-linkage with econometric application and productivity analysis. He has presented his research papers in conferences held at University of Nottingham, Delhi School of Economics, IIM Bangalore and IIT Bombay and also published his research work. His teaching interests are managerial economics, micro economics, applied industrial organisation and applied econometrics.

Educational Qualifications

  • PhD (Economics), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 2015
  • M.Phil (Planning and Development), Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 2007
  • M.A (Economics), University of Hyderabad, 2005

Publications and conference proceedings

  • Thomas, R., and Narayanan, K. (2015), ‘Productivity Heterogeneity and Export Market Participation: A Study of Indian Manufacturing Firms’, in De Beule, F., and Narayanan, K. (eds.), Globalization of Indian industries: Productivity, Exports and Investment. Springer, New Delhi, pp. 97-120.
  • Thomas, R., and Narayanan, K. (2010) ‘The Determinants of R&D in the Indian Pharmaceutical Sector: A Firm Level Study of Outward Investors’, in K. Narayanan and N. S. Siddharthan (eds.) Globalisation of Chinese and Indian Enterprises, Routledge, New Delhi, India. pp. 211-238.
  • Thomas, R., and Narayanan, K. (2013), ‘Outward FDI, Firm Heterogeneity and Technological Efforts: A Study of Indian Manufacturing’, in the conference proceedings of the Eighth Annual International Conference of the Knowledge Forum on ‘Emerging Technologies and Development’, held at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India, October 25 – 27.
  • Thomas, R., and Narayanan, K. (2012), ‘R&D Investment, Productivity Heterogeneity and Export Market Participation: A Study of Indian Manufacturing Firms’ in the conference proceedings of the Seventh Annual International Conference of the Knowledge Forum on ‘Technology Intensity and Global Competitiveness’, held at Symbiosis International University, Pune, India, November 30 - December 2.
  • Thomas, R., Narayanan, K., and Kathuria, V. (2008), ‘FDI and R&D in the Pharmaceutical Sector in India’ in the conference proceedings of  the Third Annual International Conference of the Knowledge Forum on ‘Globalization of Knowledge Development and Delivery’, held at Institute for the Study of Industrial Development (ISID), Delhi, October 17-18.

Conference Presentations

  • ‘Outward FDI, Firm Heterogeneity and Technological Efforts: A Study of Indian Manufacturing’, Presented at the Annual Winter School held at the Delhi School of Economics, Delhi, India. December 16-18 (2013)
  • ‘Productivity Heterogeneity and Firm Level Exports: Case of Indian Manufacturing Industry’, in the Eleventh Annual GEP Postgraduate Conference held at the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy (GEP), University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom, April 26-27 (2012)
  • ‘The Determinants of R&D in the Pharmaceutical Sector in India’, Presented at the Fifth ASIALICS International Conference held at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Bangalore, Bangalore, India. April 2-4 (2008)
  • ‘The Determinants of R&D in the Indian Pharmaceutical Sector: A Firm Level Study of Outward Investors’, Presented at the International Conference on Globalisation of Chinese and Indian Enterprises held at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India. November 2-3 (2007)