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Anirudh Krishna, Edgar T. Thompson Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science and Affiliate, Duke Global Health Institute of Duke Global Health Institute  

Office Location: 212 Sanford Inst Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 613-7337
Duke Box: 90245
Email Address: ak30@duke.edu
Web Page: http://sanford.duke.edu/krishna

Areas of Expertise

  • International
    • Democracy
    • International Development
    • Poverty
  • Social Policy, Economic Inequality and Poverty

Education:
Ph.D., Cornell University, 2000
M.P.S., Cornell University, 1995
M.A., Delhi School of Economics, 1980
B.A., University of Delhi (India), 1978

Research Categories: Poverty and Democracy in Developing Countries

Current projects: Beyond Poverty: Prospects for Social Mobility, Connecting Democracy with the People: Institutions in the Middle, Internal Migration: How do People Move from Rural Areas to Cities, and What do they Experience?

Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Krishna, A; Nolan, S. Synthetic Fathers and Real Consequences: Social Mobility Research in Transition.  The Journal of Development Studies 55.4 (April, 2019): 737-742. [doi]
  2. Gadiraju, KK; Vatsavai, RR; Kaza, N; Wibbels, E; Krishna, A. "Machine learning approaches for slum detection using very high resolution satellite images."  February, 2019: 1397-1404. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Krishna, A. "Globalised Growth in Largely Agrarian Contexts: The Urban–Rural Divide." Esid Working Paper 101 (September, 2018).
  4. Krishna, A. "Why Representation Matters: The Meaning of Ethnic Quotas in Rural India. By Simon Chauchard. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2017. 292p. $99.99 cloth.." Perspectives on Politics 16.01 (March, 2018): 258-260. [doi]
  5. Rains, E; Krishna, A; Wibbels, E. "Combining satellite and survey data to study Indian slums: evidence on the range of conditions and implications for urban policy." Environment and Urbanization (January, 2018). [doi]  [abs]

Curriculum Vitae

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Anirudh Krishna is a professor of public policy and political science at Duke University. His research investigates how poor communities and individuals in developing countries cope with the structural and personal constraints that result in poverty and powerlessness. His most recent book, One Illness Away: Why People Become Poor and How they Escape Poverty (Oxford University Press, 2010), examines poverty dynamics at the household level, tracking movements into and out of poverty of over 35,000 households in 400 communities of India, Kenya, Uganda, Peru and North Carolina, USA.

Krishna has published more than 40 journal articles and book chapters. Other books include Poverty, Participation and Democracy: A Global Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2008); Active Social Capital: Tracing the Roots of Development and Democracy (Columbia University Press, 2002); Changing Policy and Practice From Below: Community Experiences in Poverty Reduction (United Nations Press, 2000); Reasons for Success: Learning From Instructive Experiences in Rural Development (Kumarian Press, 1998), and Reasons for Hope: Instructive Experiences in Rural Development (Kumarian Press, 1997).

Before turning to academia, Krishna worked for 14 years in the Indian Administrative Service, where he managed diverse initiatives related to rural and urban development. He earned a Ph.D. in government from Cornell University (2000) and a master's in economics from the Delhi  School of Economics (1980).

Bio/Profile
Anirudh Krishna is a professor of public policy and political science at Duke University. His research investigates how poor communities and individuals in developing countries cope with the structural and personal constraints that result in poverty and powerlessness. His most recent book, One Illness Away: Why People Become Poor and How they Escape Poverty (Oxford University Press, 2010), examines poverty dynamics at the household level, tracking movements into and out of poverty of over 35,000 households in 400 communities of India, Kenya, Uganda, Peru and North Carolina, USA.

Krishna has published more than 40 journal articles and book chapters. Other books include Poverty, Participation and Democracy: A Global Perspective (Cambridge University Press, 2008); Active Social Capital: Tracing the Roots of Development and Democracy (Columbia University Press, 2002); Changing Policy and Practice From Below: Community Experiences in Poverty Reduction (United Nations Press, 2000); Reasons for Success: Learning From Instructive Experiences in Rural Development (Kumarian Press, 1998), and Reasons for Hope: Instructive Experiences in Rural Development (Kumarian Press, 1997).

Before turning to academia, Krishna worked for 14 years in the Indian Administrative Service, where he managed diverse initiatives related to rural and urban development. He earned a Ph.D. in government from Cornell University (2000) and a master's in economics from the Delhi  School of Economics (1980).

Anirudh Krishna