B Chandrasekaran has been working in the area of public policy for the last 14 years. He has diverse experience working with the Central and State Governments, corporate sector, NGOs and academia on various issues related to public policy. While working with the Central Government, he was involved in framing of policies and programmes in the area of school, technical and higher education as well as vocational education, training and skills development. He has also played a key role in setting up of the National Skill Development Agency and National Skills Qualifications Framework.
Chandrasekaran has published research articles on development economics—economics of education, vocational education and skills development, economic reforms, liberal vision for India, water management, regional development, city development, etc. and on history of Indian economic thoughts. He has also published research articles in Tamil language on education, history of economic thoughts, thoughts of Tamil Scholars and political economy. He has authored a chapter in Routledge Handbook of the History of Global Economic Thought, 2014. He has a master’s degree in Economics from the University of Madras and an MPhil in Social Sciences from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya University, Indore.