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Shiuli Vanaja

Shiuli is a third year Ph.D. candidate in the field of Applied Economics and Management. Her research interests lie in the field of development economics and resource economics. She is interested in exploring the linkages between nutrition and poverty in a backward but natural resource-rich region of India. Shiuli has an M.Phil and M.S degree in Economics from Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University. As part of her M.Phil dissertation, she researched the changes in the development status of local population as a result of changes in the occupational structure, land availability and  forest based livelihood practices in the Sundargarh District of Odisha. Growing up in a tribal village in Madhya Pradesh and taking part in different socio-political human rights movements have inspired and encouraged her towards development economics.