V. Basil Hans had his BA and MA degrees in Economics from Mangalore University, Karnataka State, India. He obtained MPhil degree with distinction in 1995 for his work on Health Economics and earned his PhD degree in 2007 for his work related to infrastructure for rural development, from the same university. He now serves as Associate Professor of Economics at St Aloysius group of institutions, Mangalore. Till now he has more than 170 papers and 8 books published, and supervised 5 MPhil and 2 PhD students. He is on the editorial/review board of 21 journals.
The research interests of Dr V. Basil Hans are Agriculture and Rural Development, Environment and Sanitation, Health Economics, Gender Economics, etc.