• PhD Student, Agricultural and Consumer Economics Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (August 2013 – Present)
  • M. A. in Applied Economics, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (May 2013)
  • Master in Public Policy, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor (May 2013)
  • M.B.A. in Rural Management, Institute of Rural Management, Anand, India (April 2009)
  • Bachelor in Engineering (Electronics & Telecommunications), Nagpur University, India (May 2006)

Working Papers

  • Shukla, P., & Arends-Kuenning, M. (2017). Choosing Plan B over Plan A: Risk Compensation and Contraceptive Choice in India. Working Paper.
  • Shukla, P., & Baylis, K. (2017). Safe and Secure: Food Safety, Food Security and Technology Adoption in India. Working Paper.

Teaching Experience

  • ACE 251: World Food Economy (Fall 2014, Spring 2015 and Fall 2015), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • PUBPOL 555: Microeconomics A (Fall 2012), University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Work Experience

  • 2015: Consultant, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Rome, Italy
  • 2009 – 2011: Team Leader, Tribal Development Department, State Government of Gujarat (India) and Consultant UNICEF India
  • 2006 – 2007: Primary and Middle School Teacher, Founder Member of B.P.S. Public School, Lakhimpur-Kheri, India

Selected Conference Presentations

  • Agricultural & Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual Meeting: Chicago, USA. July-Aug 2017
  • RSAI 10th Annual Applied Economics & Regional Science (AERS): Ohio State University, April 2017
  • 10th annual Future of Food and Nutrition Conference: Tufts University, April 2017
  • Population Association of America (PAA) Annual Meeting: Chicago USA. April 2017
  • 1st International Conference on Postharvest Loss Prevention: Rome, Italy. October 2015
  • 30th Anniversary Conference of United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER): Helsinki, Finland. September 2015


English (Fluent), Hindi (Fluent), Urdu (Fluent), French (Basic), Gujarati (Basic), Marathi (Basic)


pshukla3 (at) illinois (dot) edu