Dr. Suresh Pal is presently Director ICAR, NIAP National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research. He has a Ph D in agricultural economics from ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (New Delhi). Before joining ICAR-National Institute for Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, he was Member (Official), Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, and Head, Division of Agricultural Economics, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (New Delhi).
He has thirty years of experience and made significant contributions to the advancement of research and teaching in the area of agricultural development and policy. He has more than one hundred research publications (books, working papers, journal articles) to his credit, which are cited internationally.
He has published in 16 different journals of international repute and acted as a major guide for doctoral and masters students at IARI. He was member of various committees of the Government, notably ICAR, Niti Ayog (formerly Planning Commission), Ministry of Environment and Forest, Department of Science and Technology, and National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development.