Madhura Swaminathan

Madhura Swaminathan is Professor at the Economic Analysis Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, and Chairperson of the M. S. Swaminathan Research Foundation. She was a member of the United Nations Committee on Development Policy from 2013-15. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Review of Agrarian Studies. Her interests are in development economics, agriculture, food security, the informal sector, human development, poverty and inequality, and women in the work force.

She is the author of Weakening Welfare: The Public Distribution of Food in India (2000; also in Telugu and Tamil translations). She has co-edited, with V. K. Ramachandran, Agrarian Relations in Less Developed Countries (2002), Financial Liberalization and Rural Credit (2005) and Dalit Households in Village Economies (2014). 


Madhura is a member of the Consortium Steering Group

South Asia Focus

Funded by UK DFID

This research has been funded by the UK Government’s Department for International Development; however the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the UK Government’s official policies



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