Hello! I am PhD candidate in Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University.  I am also a  TCI scholar at the Tata Cornell Institute for Agriculture and Nutrition. I am interested in Development Economics and, in particular, exploring the linkages between agriculture and development. Before Cornell, I  received a Masters degree in Economics from Boston University and a Bachelors degree from Delhi’s Lady Shri Ram College for Women.

I am currently working on women’s time use in agriculture and its effects on nutrition in India as a topic of my dissertation. This involves conducting extensive fieldwork for a period of two years in rural Maharashtra, India. Apart from research, I enjoy traveling and food blogging.

Do check out my website for blogs on academic research, politics, policy updates, new restaurants and new places to visit! Write to me if you want to share your experiences/comments etc.


Email : vsv7@cornell.edu