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2020-21 Annual Report: Clean Water Is Key to Nutrition

This article originally appeared in TCI’s 2020-21 Annual Report. Download the report (PDF) to read more. Providing people with access to affordable, nutritious food is only one step in improving nutrition outcomes. In countries like India, where the majority of…
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TCI Alumna Joins Faculty at Azim Premji University

Less than a year after earning her doctorate in applied economics and management at Cornell University, Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) alumna Shiuli Vanaja will soon complete her first semester as an assistant professor of economics at the …
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Essays on the Time Use and Behavioral Patterns of Women’s Access to Household Water in Rural India

Cornell University, 2020 Abstract: In this dissertation, three independent research papers are joined together by the common research theme of ‘Women’s access to household water’ in India. The first two papers are based on the self-collected data from selected villages of Jharkhand, India. In these papers,...

Tangible impacts of clean water

After working in the tribal villages of Ronhe and Gopla in the Khunti district, we are now in a new district called Koderma. Koderma is in the north of Jharkhand, bordering the state of Bihar. We are continuing our work…

Video coverage of TCI’s Annual Celebration 2016

TCI hosts its year-end annual celebration to review the year’s accomplishments, present our latest research, and share a vision for the year ahead. We also launch our Annual Report. The event was held on Friday, December 9th, 2016. Speakers include:…
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Video Coverage for 2017 Annual Celebration

At the end of each year, the Tata-Cornell Institute holds a special event to publically report on our research findings as well as to share project updates from our field locations in India. We also launch our Annual Report.  The…

Is my time the same as your time? A note on the concept of time in Indian villages

Many of us conducting research in development economics deal with different types of data sets for our analysis. We generally have two options for empirical research in development economics: either we can use available secondary data sources, or we can…

The Economic Impact of Unsafe Drinking Water

In this blog post, TCI scholar Shiuli Vanaja discusses her research on how access to clean water at home affects women’s productivity and use of time. Many people don’t give their drinking water a second thought. They simply turn on…

Five TCI Scholars Earn PhDs

Five scholars from the Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition (TCI) completed their PhDs over the past few months, despite restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Shiuli Vanaja, Anthony Wenndt, Kathryn Merckel, Fatma Rekik, and Rohil Bhatnagar each earned their…

Dr. Shiuli Vanaja

Shiuli Vanaja earned her PhD in applied economics and management in 2020. She is now an assistant professor of economics at Azim Premji University in Bangalore. Her research interests lie in the field of development and resource economics, specifically the…