Dr Chidambaram Iyer was formerly Assistant Professor at ISSSP, NIAS. His research interests cover policy oriented issues in Industrial Economics. He has worked on a Computable General Equilibrium model for the Indian Economy for a Planning Commission Project. In a project with Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited, he has also worked in the construction of Infrastructure index for India. At NIAS he has worked on projects on MGNREGS, JnNURM, and was the principal investigator for District Human Development Report of Bengaluru Urban District. His current research interests are Technology, Technological Change and Innovation.