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Cornell University

Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

Research Area: Agriculture Transformation, Food Systems & Nutrition Transition

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Essays on Human Capital & Development in India

Cornell University, 2017 Abstract: This dissertation consists of three independent research papers, tied under a broad research agenda of “human capital” in India. Chapters 1 and 2 are closely related and both utilize a self-collected, primary dataset on the subjective beliefs, of a sample of 12th-grade...
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Changes in Men’s and Women’s Economic Roles in Rural Indian Households, 2009-2014

Cornell University, 2019 Abstract: The purpose of my dissertation research is to examine the effect of men’s non-farm employment on women’s economic roles in rural India, as mediated by class, caste, and education. The main hypothesis of my dissertation is that changes in men’s time-allocation towards...
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Essays On K-12 Education in Developing Countries – Causes, Consequences and Impediments

Cornell University, 2019 Abstract: This dissertation focusses on the causes and consequences of low human capital accumulation among children and adolescents in developing countries in Asia and Africa. My analysis is divided into three separate papers that explore different aspects of this research agenda. Broadly, chapter...

Green Revolution: Impacts, Limits, and the Path Ahead

In Wally Falcon and Rosamond Naylor (Eds.), Frontiers in Food Policy (pp. Chapter 4.). Stanford, California, USA: Stanford University Press. (2014).

Getting to zero hunger: Learning from the MDGs for the SDGs

In International Society and Sustainable Development Goals, Chapter 5. Portada: Thomson Reuters. ARANZADI.

Introduction to Agriculture and Rural Development in a Globalizing World

In P. Pingali and G. Feder (Eds.) Agriculture and Rural Development in a Globalizing World: Challenges and Opportunities. Earthscan Food and Agriculture Series. London, New York: Routledge. (2017)
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Understanding the Multidimensional Nature of the Malnutrition Problem in India

In P. Pingali and G. Feder (Eds.) Agriculture and Rural Development in a Globalizing World: Challenges and Opportunities. Earthscan Food and Agriculture Series. London, New York: Routledge. (2017).
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Unraveling India’s Malnutrition Dilemma – a Path Toward Nutrition-sensitive Agriculture

In S. Fan, S. Yosef, and R. Pandya-Lorch (Eds.) Agriculture for Improved Nutrition: Seizing the Momentum. CAB International, February 2019
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The Green Revolution and Crop Biodiversity

In P. Dasgupta, P. H. Raven, and A. L. McIvor (Eds.) Biological Extinction: New Perspectives, Chapter 6. University of Cambridge Press 2019.