B. R. Shenoy Biography Dr. Bellikoth Ragunath Shenoy (1905–1978) was a prominent Indian economist and advocate for human freedom who offered an important, if sometimes lonely, defense of the free market in Indian politics. A biographical essay about Shenoy, “B. R. Shenoy: Stature and Impact,” appeared in the Cato Journal, Vol. 18 No. 1 (Spring/Summer 1998). Articles See More B. R. Shenoy Aug 15th, 1960 East and West Berlin: A Study in Free vs. Controlled Economy Shenoy contrasts the results produced in the two halves of Berlin, one under communism and the other capitalism.