Dr Jose Sebastian is Chairman and Director of Institute for Enterprise Culture & Entrepreneurship Development, Thiruvananthapuram. He retired as Senior Faculty in Public Finance from Gulati Institute of Finance and Taxation. An expert in Public Finance and Taxation, Dr Jose Sebastian writes for Economic and Political Weekly, IUP Journal of Public Finance, Asian Economic Review, among other well-known journals and magazines. He has also been contributing articles on Kerala’s finance and development issues to leading Malayalam newspapers.
Dr Sebastian earned his PhD and Masters in Economics from the University of Kerala and started his academic career with Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad. Some of his notable books are Evaluation of Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (second author) and Commodity Tax Performance: A Study in the Context of Fiscal Federalism. Dr Sebastian has been a member of important Committees constituted by the Government of Kerala, like the Sales Tax Advisory Committee, Expert Committee on Improving Statistical System in Kerala, among others.