J. V. Meenakshi

Professor of Agricultural Economics and Health Economics, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India

J.V. Meenakshi is Professor at the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India, where she teaches courses in econometrics and food and agricultural policy.

From 2004- 2008 she worked at IFPRI, where she headed the impact and policy research on biofortification. Her research areas include: the economics of health, nutrition and food, focusing in particular on the interface between agriculture and nutrition; characterizing cereal and water markets; and evaluation of agricultural and nutrition interventions.

The primary geographical focus of her research is India but she has also worked on several countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Her research is informed by active collaborations with nutritionists, medical professionals, and policy makers, and uses a mix of field-based research and nationally-representative data sets. She serves as an associate editor of Agricultural Economics and the Indian Economic Review.

Meenakshi obtained her Master’s and PhD degrees from Cornell University in Agricultural Economics.