Dr. Jyoti Kiran is an economist & academician of national repute trained at premier institutes like, the University of Rajasthan, Delhi School of Economics and the University of Huddersfield (UK).
A PhD in Economics and a specialist on employment, development policy and finance, she has researched and written extensively on economic policy and development. One of her major specializations lies in Economics of Urban Development and she has worked extensively on Urban Finance.
She taught at reputed institutes like NIT Nagpur for about 13 years and later worked in leadership positions in management institutes as Dean and Director.
Apart from being a professor & a researcher, she has been an honorary advisor to various ministries under the central government ranging from Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Ministry of Women & Child Development and Ministry of Health. She is a member of the UGC standing committee on women’s studies and has worked on resource use economics and project optimization models with a social impact perspective. She has also developed econometric models on sustainable use of natural resources. Her expertise lies in the area of development issues and decision science.
Her book ‘Antyodaya-Rise of the Last’ was the first ever book on ‘Antyodaya’- a novel experiment in rural development, which was published by the UNESCO.
An author of 4 books and about 105 research papers, she has been contributing to journals and newspapers as an analyst and columnist. An eloquent speaker, she was the Spokesperson of the BJP Rajasthan for about 6 years and has participated as a panelist in about 500 TV shows as an economist and management expert.