D R Pendse

Dattatreya R Pendse was born on 6 September 1930/ 7 September 1969 in Pune, India. He earned 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 was fondly called Dada Pendse by his friends and colleagues.

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

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
17  July 1995
The Liberal Budget 2007-2008: Taking Reforms to the Poor
31  October 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