Centre for Comparative Studies

The CPPR Centre for Comparative Studies (CCS) aims to conduct in-depth comparative analysis in the fields of Demographics, Education, Health, Poverty, Urbanisation, Governance, Politics, Budgeting, Social and Economic Indicators.

The centre aims to identify current gaps in policies using comparative analysis. Comparative studies involve the analysis and synthesis of the similarities, differences and patterns across two or more cases that share a common focus. It helps in exposing the success or failure of a policy initiative. CSS also seeks to advocate state of the art practice and recommend innovative policy changes to help improve the country’s development process.

This is done using quantitative and qualitative methodologies for primary and secondary data analysis, by drafting data-centric and relevant policy briefs between states within India and between India and other countries (regional, national and international). CCS aims to conduct independent research whilst also partnering with potential stakeholders at both public and private levels to ensure sustainability and the ability to influence policy at various levels.

Advisors

P R Devi Prasad IES

P R Devi Prasad is an Indian Economics Service (IES) officer of the 1982 batch and former Advisor to the Government of India. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer and Director of three organisations during his tenure with the Centre. He has also functioned as Advisor to the Executive Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF). Presently, he is a Research Fellow at the Civil Service Officers Training Centre at Mussourie (LBSNAA), Uttarakhand.

Dr Martin Patrick

Dr Martin Patrick secured his PhD in Applied Economics from Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kochi. He has worked as faculty of Economics in various government colleges. He received post-doctoral training at Tilburg University, Netherlands. He has won the award of Excellence in Education instituted by the Global Society for Health and Educational Growth, New Delhi in 2006. He has completed various projects for ICSSR, CDS, Planning Board (Kerala for UNDP), KILA and GIFT (for World Bank). He has served as the member of graduate and postgraduate board of studies of Calicut University, CUSAT, Kalady University and Kerala University. Presently, he is a Visiting Fellow at Indian Maritime Institute, Ernakulam and Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Ernakulam.


See the Posts

August 9, 2017

A Progressive Act, Say Shop and Establishment Owners

While the discourse on the Model Shops and Establishments Act is gathering momentum among shop and commercial establishment owners in Kerala, Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) is conducting discussions throughout Kerala to ensure dissemination of information and public participation. […]
August 1, 2017
Dr Ila Patnaik delivering CPPR 14th Quarterly Lecture on 'Economic Growth in India: Trends and Cycle'

India’s Growth Potential Untapped: Dr Ila Patnaik

“India is said to be the fastest growing economy in the world, next to China. However, India has seen no substantial growth in job creation, investments or bank credits. It is hard to believe that both stories coexist. Data, however, […]
July 31, 2017

India’s Growth Potential Untapped: Dr Ila Patnaik

Dr Ila Patnaik (Professor, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi) delivering CPPR 14th Quarterly Lecture on ‘Economic Growth in India: Trends and Cycle’ on July 27, 2017. Dr Ila Patnaik is former Principal Economic Advisor to the […]
July 31, 2017

Economist warns against complacency; The Hindu, July 27, 2017

‘Indian Economy down with no signs of recovery in near future’ The Hindu | July 27, 2017 KOCHI: Noted economist Ila Patnaik has said that despite India’s potential for growth, the current status of the economy points to a slump […]
July 31, 2017

Discussion Forum at the Chamber of Commerce, Thrissur

Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR) conducted its third discussion forum on the Shops and Establishments Act at the Chamber of Commerce in Thrissur. The event succeeded in ensuring the active participation of the members and office holders of the […]
July 26, 2017

Watch Live Streaming of CPPR 14th Quarterly Lecture “Economic Growth in India: Trends and Cycle” by Dr Ila Patnaik

    Dr Ila Patnaik will deliver the CPPR 14th Quarterly Lecture on “Economic Growth in India: Trends and Cycle”. Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017 Time: 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm  Venue: Grand Hotel, MG Road, Kochi, Kerala   Watch this space for […]
July 15, 2017

E book – The Economics of Freedom (Malayalam Translation)

  Swaathanthryathinte Saambathikashaastram ‘Swaathanthryathinte Saambathikashaastram’, an e-book published by CPPR is the first Malayalam translation of ‘The Economics of Freedom: What Your Professor won’t Tell You’. This seminal work by Frederic Bastiat, a 19th-century French political economist, employs logic and […]
June 29, 2017

The Bar Code

A Greek legend says that Baachus introduced the grape and civilisation at the same time to the peoples of Asia. Titian’s famous painting, ‘Baachanal’, which has been hailed as a landmark in the history of art, was inspired by that […]
June 28, 2017

Tapping the Untapped Potential: More Opportunities for Women

The Model Shops and Establishment Act is a bold step taken by the Central Government purported to bring about a boost in employment generation. The Act falls under the category of concurrent list of the Constitution of India, wherein the […]