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Cornell University

Tata-Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition

Research Area: Agriculture Transformation, Food Systems & Nutrition Transition

Dr. Raghav Puri

Dr. Raghav Puri

Raghav is a postdoctoral associate at the Tata-Cornell Institute. His research broadly examines the implementation and impact of health and nutrition policies in India. Raghav received his PhD in public administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs…
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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

Abstract A detailed retrospective of the Green Revolution, its achievement and limits in terms of agricultural productivity improvement, and its broader impact at social, environmental, and economic levels is provided. Lessons learned and the strategic insights are reviewed as the world is preparing a “redux”...

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

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

Agriculture and Rural Development in a Globalizing World

Abstract This introduction presents an overview of the key concepts discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book analyzes farm-level data from four low-income sub-Saharan African countries to gain insight into possible reasons for the low adoption of modern productivity-enhancing inputs, such as...
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Understanding the Multidimensional Nature of the Malnutrition Problem in India

Abstract India’s slow progress in combating its malnutrition problem was highlighted most starkly when a comparison between its rates of poverty and malnutrition decline between the mid-1990s and mid-2000s was brought to the fore, with the release of the National Family Health Survey in 2005....