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Cornell University

Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

Dr. Vidya Vemireddy


Vidya Vemireddy completed her PhD in applied economics and management at Cornell’s Dyson School in May 2019. After graduating, she joined the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) as an assistant professor. Vidya is interested in development economics and, in particular, exploring the linkages between agriculture and development. Her research explores agricultural economics, nutrition, gender, and international development. Prior to joining Cornell, Vidya received a master’s degree in economics from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree from Delhi’s Lady Shri Ram College for Women. She enjoys traveling and food blogging. In her view, her experience with social work and travel has helped her to understand the intricacies and complexities of the societies she cares about.