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About Srijit Mishra

Srijit Mishra is Director, Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies (NCDS, an Indian Council of Social Science Research institute under the aegis of Government of Odisha). He is on leave from the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research where he is a Professor. He was a Guest Scholar at Meiji University, Japan during June 2016. During the spring semester of 2015 he was the ICCR Chair Visiting Professor at the National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan where he taught a course of Human Development and Poverty. He was the Subir Chowdhury Fellow on Quality and Economics in the Spring of 2014 at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Some of his recent works are on farmers' suicides (a symptom of the crisis in Indian agriculture), on measurement of poverty, and on a refinement of the Human Development Index. Earlier he worked at Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (GIPE), Pune. He had also worked at NCDS earlier during 19997-2001. His M.Phil./Ph.D. on tribal agrarian economies were done at the Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Thiruvananthapuram and awarded by the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He is married to Nandini and they both have been blessed with a daughter, Nerika.

Positions

Present Director, Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies, Bhubaneswar
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Present Professor (on leave), Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai
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Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

Development Studies (Agriculture, Rural Development, Public Health)

Honors and Awards

  • Subir Chowdhury Fellow on Quality and Economics 2013-14, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Received third prize and was a finalist for the Global Development Awards and Medals Competition for the proposal ‘Inclusiveness of Human Development in India’ (with Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan) at the 14th Annual Global Development Conference, 19-21 June 2013, Manila.
  • Invited to the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), under the theme Food Security and Sustainable Development, United States of America, May 2011.
  • Member, Committe on Unorganized Sector Statistics, National Statistical Commission, Government of India, 2012.
  • Member, Task Force on Credit Related Issues of Farmers, Government of India, 2009.
  • Coordinator and Member, Drafting Committee and Permanent Invitee, Expert Group on Agricultural Indebtedness, Government of India, 2007.
  • Invited to deliver keynote addresses at the at the annual conferences of (i) the Bengal Economic Association, 2012, (ii) the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, 2007 (iii) the Indian Society of Agricultural Marketing, 2007 and (iv) the Orissa Economic Association, 2007.
  • Member, Working Group to Suggest Measures to Assist Distressed Farmers, Reserve Bank of India, 2006.


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