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Itishree Pattnaik

Itishree Pattnaik
Assistant Professor
Ph.D. (Economics),

Itishree Pattnaik has a Ph.D. degree in economics from the University of Hyderabad.  The topic of her doctoral thesis was “Comparative Performance of Agricultural Sector in Andhra Pradesh and Orissa”. The study discusses the differential growth performance of the two states, more precisely, the study aimed to examine factors influencing different phases of growth performance in the two states.  Prior to joining GIDR, she worked as a Visiting Fellow at the Research Unit for Livelihoods and Natural Resources (RULNR), Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad, handling a project on ‘Distress Situation in Dryland Agriculture – Impact on Livelihood and Coping Strategies: A Study of  Bolangir  District  of Orissa’.  Her major areas of interest include agriculture and sustainable development, inter-state disparities in growth performance, food security and dryland agriculture.

She had been a Visiting Post-Doctoral Research Scholar at the Food Security Centre (FSC), University of Hohenheim, Germany and was engaged in a project on ‘Increasing Food Price Inflation, Food Insecurity and Copping Mechanisms among the Poor Households in India’.

Dr. Pattnaik has sound academic record and she has presented papers in a number of academic seminars.

Recent Publications

Pattnaik, Itishree (2011), “Current Scenario of Food Security in the Light of Increasing Food Inflation: A Case Study of Two Villages in India”, FSC Brief Series No.4, Food Security Centre, University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, pp. 1-5.

Pattnaik, Itishree and Amita Shah (2010), “Is There a Glimpse of Dynamism in Orissa’s Agriculture?”, Economic and Political Weekly, 45 (26), pp. 756-759.

Vijay, R. and Itishree Pattnaik (2009), “Accounting for Breaks in Agriculture: A Study of Andhra Pradesh and Orissa”, Artha Vijnana, 51 (4), pp. 360-376. 

Vijay, R. and Itishree Pattnaik (2007), “Change in the Structure of Workforce in Andhra Pradesh: An Empirical Analysis”, Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of Andhra Pradesh Economic Association, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, pp.254