D R Pendse

D R Pendse was born on 6 September 1930 in Pune, India. He has a Bachelor's degree in economics, statistics and mathematics from Pune University and a B.A. and an M.A. degree from Cambridge university. He is fondly called Dada Pendse by his friends and colleagues.

For twenty years, he was the full time Chief Economist to India’s Tata Group of Industries and to the Group Chairman, J. R. D. Tata, and other senior Group directors. J.R.D. considered him to be easily the most readable economist in the country. Pendse occupied senior positions in the Government of India in the Ministries of Finance and of Commerce & Industry, for over ten years before joining the Tatas.

Black Money and Budgets (Allied Publishers, 1989)
J.R.D: Mee Pahilele (in Marathi) (Rajhans Prakashan, 2004)
Giants by Any Measure: Sumant Moolgaokar & J. R. D. (Parchure Prakashan Mandir, 2004)
Why is Indian Industry Stagnating? (Industrial Foundation, Mumbai)
Privatisation: Myths & Realities (Project for Economic Education)
Beyond The Giant: Personal Insight Into the Life of J. R. D. Tata (National Book Trust of India, 2008)
Is VDIS a Success, January 1998
Budget (2000-01) & Drifting Towards The Cliff, March 2000
Current Economic Environment for Business & The Budget We Need, February 1995
Mentions Published On
Growing Government is a Cause for Concern
Volume: 0  Issue: 46  Published on: July 17,1995
July 17,1995
The Liberal Budget 2007-2008: Taking Reforms to the Poor
Volume: 0  Issue: 47  Published on: October 31,2006
October 31,2006
Talks & Lectures
D R Pendse on Liberating India s Entrepreneurs
D R Pendse, former economist with the Tata Group of Industries, on liberating India s entrepreneurs