He has done consultancy
assignments for UNCTAD, WIPO, and UN/ESCAP. He has published articles in academic journals and
edited books. He visited United Nations University Institute on New Technologies (UNUINTECH), Maastricht, The Netherlands; Yale University, New Hacen, CT, USA; McGill
University, Montreal, Canada; BRICS Policy Centre, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de
Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and Institute of Quantitative and Technical Economics (IQTE),
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing, China. He worked at Indian Council for Research on
International Economic Relations (ICRIER), New Delhi and Research and Information System
for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi. His specialisation is
Industrial Economics with emphasis on economics of technological change. He is an expert on
economics of intellectual property rights.
Dr. C Niranjan Rao is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Economic and Social Studies
(CESS), Hyderabad. He did his MA (Economics) from University of Hyderabad and Ph D
(Economics) from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi.