Hemant Kumar Pullabhotla

ACE 2019 Graduate

“I work in Development Economics with a focus on the microeconomics of rural agricultural markets, human capital impacts of public health policies, and food security and welfare impacts of market shocks. My current research looks at the effects of missing information and market power on farmer welfare using a field experiment in India. I am also working on analyzing the unintended consequences of alcohol prohibition policies on child education outcomes. In addition, I am a part of a research project looking at demand and adoption of agricultural technology by farmers and its impact on food security.”

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Pallavi Shukla

ACE 2019 Graduate

“I am interested in the broad field of development economics as it relates to technology adoption in agriculture, food safety, food security and resilience. I am part of a large randomized control trial in India looking at the issue of aflatoxin contamination in food grains and the impact of adopting hermetically sealed bags on food safety, grain quality, grain prices and health outcomes. I am also interested in working on the overlapping issues of agriculture and nutrition. My other interests include behavioral issues and migration.”

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Aditya Shrinivas

ACE 2019 Graduate

“I work on development economics. My research centers around price analysis, food security and risk sharing. My job market paper focuses on the impact of India’s food subsidy program – Public Distribution System (PDS) – on food security. I’m also working on understanding the mechanics of the standard risk sharing test and the constraints that may be barriers to full risk sharing.”

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Linlin Fan

ACE 2018 Graduate

“I am an applied economist with specific interests in empirical industrial organization, food economics and policy. The overall objective of my research is to study the interactions between food prices, food retail environment and food demand. My dissertation, in particular, contributes to the rising debate in academic and policy-making circles on how to improve the quality of food purchases and consumption by changing the food geography in the United States. Specifically, it aims to understand the nature, causes, and impact of living in a U.S. food desert (i.e. low-income areas with limited access to supermarkets).”

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