Dr. R. G. Desai is at present a professor and KK Birla fellow in the P G department of Economics, Bangalore University, Bangalore. Apart from teaching several papers in economics for more than three decades, he also thaought a paper on `Environmental Economics Management and Law` to the students of M.Sc., Environmental Science in the University. He got published good number of books and reseach papers. His major publications include: Information Technology and Economic Growth (Rawat Publication-2005), Economics of Floriculture (2004), Agriculutral Economics (2000), Economic Theroy (1999) and Environmental Studies (2007-first edition) all four by Himalaya Publications, and `Farmer`s Societies and Agricultural Development` Chug Publication (1998).
His reseach works have been published in various journals such as `Agricultural Situation in India`, `Journal of Environmental Science`, `Indian Journal of Applied Economics`, `Manpower Journal` and `Financing Agriculture`. He has completed eight major reseach projects sponsored by Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, UGC, ICSSR, KK Birla Foundation, New Delhi and Bangalore University.
He is a nominated expert member in the advisory committees of Regional Direct Taxes, Govt. of India, UGC-SAP of Kakathiya University, Andhra Pradesh and nominated Director, Karnataka State Minority Development Corporation Limited. He has presented a paper in the international conference on `Knowledge Economy` at Beijing, China in 2004. and in 2005 he has visited Cairo University, Alexandria University in Egypt.