Prof. S. Mahendra Dev

Prof. S. Mahendra Dev is currently Director, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad.  He did his Ph.D from the Delhi School of Economics and his Post-doctoral research at the Economic Growth Centre, Yale University and was faculty member at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai for 11 years.  He was Senior Fellow at Rajiv Gandhi Foundation during 1996-97 and Visiting Professor at University of Bonn, Germany in 1999.  He has written extensively on agricultural development, poverty and public policy, food security, employment guarantee schemes, social security, farm and non-farm employment.  He has more than 70 research publications in national and international journals.  His co-edited books include “Social and Economic Security in India” (published by Institute for Human Development), “Towards A Food Secure India: Issues & Policies” (published by Institute for Human Development (IHD) and Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS)) , “Andhra Pradesh Development: Economic Reforms and Challenges Ahead” (published by CESS) and “Rural Poverty in India: Incidence, Issues and Policies” (published by Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR)). He has been a consultant to many international organizations like the UNDP, World Bank, International Food Policy Research Institute, ESCAP.  He has been a member of several government Committees including Prime Minister’s Task Force on Employment.