Guest lecturer: Food Studies
Ph.D. in Economics, Harvard University - Massachusetts, United States
M.B.A. in Finance, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India
B. Com. in Statistics, Sydenham College, University of Bombay, India


Professor J. Mohan Rao is an economist whose research has covered a wide range of fields, combining theoretical, empirical and policy issues in equal measure.  His work is motivated by contemporary economic challenges together with the political and policy dilemmas that come with them.  After his undergraduate studies at Bombay University and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Rao obtained a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.  He has published prolifically on government interventions in agriculture, agrarian microeconomics, structuralist macroeconomics, globalization, and economic relations between town and country. His recent work includes an investigation of the structural causes underlying agrarian distress in India, and cross-national analyses of the impact of globalization on government budgets and on agriculture.