T. P. Kunhikannan is an Economist. He has extensive knowledge of Kerala Economics, Neoliberalism, Environmental Economics, Decentralization, and Health Economics. He has authored more than 10 books both in Malayalam and English. His book, Paschimaghattam: Karuthalum, Munkaruthalum was published by DC Books. His writings also appeared in periodicals including EPW, Social Scientist and Shastragati.