Professor Kamaiah has over 36 years of experience in Economics and has worked mainly in the areas of Macro and Financial Economics. He completed his PhD in Economics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Powai, Bombay in 1984. He was elected President of the Indian Econometric Society (TIES) for 2016-17. Currently he is an Independent Director on the Board of Directors of MDL Company, Mumbai.
He began his career at the Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad in 1981 as a Research Associate. Later, he joined the School of Economics, University of Hyderabad in 1989 as a Reader and became Professor in 1998 and subsequently its Dean in 2015 before joining Ahmedabad University. In his career span he was associated with the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bengaluru from 1998-2000 as RBI Chair Professor, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai as Associate Professor from 1988-1989 and the National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM), Mumbai/Pune from 1983-1988.
Professor Kamaiah has published extensively – about 150 research papers – in national and international journals. He has been on the editorial boards of the Journal of ‘Quantitative Economics’ (Springer), ‘Microeconomics and Finance in Emerging Market Economies’ (Taylor and Francis) and a few other reputed journals. He has also been associated as a member of expert committees and Boards of Studies of several Universities/Institutions in India. During his career, he has successfully guided 45 PhDs and an equal number of MPhil dissertations.