Ms. Neethi Padmanabhan

Grant Category: Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral and Professional Research Fellow
Field of Specialization: Economics
Name: Ms. Neethi Padmanabhan
Official Address and Designation:  ICSSR Doctoral Scholar
Centre for Development Studies
Prashant Nagar, Ulloor
Thiruvananthapuram 695 011
Telephone (O): 91-471-2448881
Duration of Grant: Nine Months                        
Project Title: Globalization Lived Locally: Looking at Kerala's Labor Market through a Labor Geography Framework  
Abstract of Project :
My current research project, supported by the labor geography framework, analyzes how spatial practices of labor, shape the economic geography of capitalism by looking into a model at a very local scale of organization, and showing its effectiveness while confronting social actors organized at global or extra-local scales. Questioning global stereotypes on economic responses to globalization we argue, that labor actively involves in the very process of globalization and expansion of capital; empirically demonstrating the relevance of this in the globalization literature. My emphasis will be on one region – Kerala – and processes in its labor markets.

Academic Background :
Ph.D. Economics Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram 2008—till date
M. Phil. Applied Economics CDS, Thiruvananthapuram 2007
M.A. Economics Calicut University, Thrissur 2004
Ms. Neethi Padmanabhan