Dr Hari Kurup K.K. is a PhD holder in Economics from JNU. He completed his M. Phil in Applied Economics from JNU also. He joined in service as a RA in the State planning board Kerala in 1990; he moved to the Ministry of Rural Development. He worked as a counsellor, Resource person, Faculty in Health Economics, Ford Foundation Visiting fellow etc., in different organizations. He joined as an assistant professor in Govt college Kasaragod in 2001 and promoted as Associate professor in 2014.