Gummadi Sridevi

Ph.D (Institute of Social and Economic Change, Bangalore)

Gummadi Sridevi is currently working on a collaborative UoH-IoE major research project on Food and Nutrition Security. Her research areas cover a wide range of issues relating to food security, health, gender, climate change and economics of discrimination. She has published articles in various journals and edited volumes. She has been teaching courses such as economics of discrimination, international trade and payments, microeconomics and mathematical economics

Educational qualifications 

Ph.D. (Economics), ISEC, Bangalore,  

M.Phil. (Economics), University of Hyderabad.

M.A (Economics), University of Hyderabad.

Research Projects Undertaken as Principal Investigator (PI):


  • The Role of Rural Institutions in Enabling Adaptation to Climate Change in the Agricultural Sector Across different Ecosystems in India”, Funded by ICSSR, New Delhi during 2013-15.
  • Climate Change and persistence of Food and Nutrition security:  A Case of Vulnerable groups,” funded by ICSSR, New Delhi during 2016-18.     


  • Access and Appropriation of the Commons: A study of village commons in Punjab and Telangana,” funded by IMPRESS-ICSSR, New Delhi during 2019-2021.
  • Understanding and Addressing food and Nutrition Security issues among the vulnerable groups: an interdisciplinary study in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana,” funded by UoH – IoE, for the year 2021-2024.
Research Projects Undertaken as Co - Principal Investigator (Co-PI):


  • Identifying Pathways out of Durable Inequalities,” funded by ICSSR Sponsored Research Program during 2016-18.
  • Strengthening SC Women participation in Economic, Social and Civic activities,” funded by UoH – IoE for the year 2021-2023.
Research Students Guidance:

Ph.D. Students Awarded: 08

Presently Guiding: 05

M.Phil. Students awarded: 18 

IMA Project thesis guided: 02

MA Projects Awarded: 14

Books Edited and Co-authored:

A few Published Papers in Journals:
  • (With Basheer K. K)  “Effects of Adaptation to Climate Change on Technical Efficiency of Paddy Farmers in Panamaram”, Natural Volatiles & Essent.Oils, 2021; 8(4):6258-6275.
  • (With Dontha Prashanth) “Agricultural Marketing in Telangana: Unraveling the challenges and possibilities in the wake of Farm Bills 2020”, Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol.7, No.3, July- September 2021.
  • (With Anju susan Thomas)” Nutritional Outcome, Status of Women, Infant Feeding Practices: A Comparative Study Of Indian States”, Man & Development, Vol. XLIII, Issue no 3, September  2021.
  • (With Amalendu Jyotishi and Jagadeesh) ”Juxtaposing Farmers’ Suicides and Climate   change Vulnerability: An Empirical Analysis of Indian States”, Space and Culture, India, 9(1), 66-79. 2021,
  • (With Amalendu Jyotishi and Dontha Prashanth) “Malnutrition and Inequality among the Vulnerable Social Groups : A Study of Two Villages”, Journal of Development Policy Review (JDPR),Vol.1. Issue 4, October-December 2020.
  • (With Kuldeep Sing Nagi) “Gender Gap in Academic Performance in Public and Private Schools: An Analysis of Young Lives Survey for India”, Empirical Economics Letters,19 (9), September, 2020, ISSN 16818997.
  • (With Balaji Vejju) “Impact of Self help groups (SHGS) on income and employment generation of rural microenterprises: With special refrence to Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh”, Journal of Capital reviews, Vol 7, issue 19, 2020, ISSN-23945125.
  • (Co-authors Amalendu Jyotishi, Jagadeesh and Venkateswarlu) “Climate Change Vulnerability and Agrarian Communities in Temporal and Spatial Context: District Wise analysis of Undivided Andhra Pradesh”, Man & Development, volume XL No.1, March, 2018.  ISSN 0258-0438.
  • ( Co-Author Anju Susan Thomas) “Health seeking behaviour among elderly women of Pathanamthitta District, Kerala”, Emperor International Journal of Finance and Management Research, Volume: IV Issue: 03, February, 2018. ISI-2017-2018-0.637
  • (Co-author Dibakar Sahoo), “Impact of Climate Change on Food Grain Yield Across seasons and Altitudes in Odisha”, The Indian Economic Journal, December, 2017. ISSN-No-0019-4662
  • (Co-author Sachidananda Sa), “Impact of health Expenditure on Health Outcomes in India: Empirical Evidence from Panel Data Analysis”, The Indian Economic Journal, December,2017, ISSN-No-0019-4662.
  • (Co-author Amalendu Jyotishi, Sushantha Kumar Mahapatra, G. Jagadeesh), “Climate Change Vulnerability and Agrarian Communities: Insights from the Composite Vulnerability Index of Indian States of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka”, The Indian Economic Journal, December,2016, ISSN-No-0019-4662.
  • (Co-author Matta Srinivas) (2015) “Caste and Economic Discrimination in Indian Business Sector”, Journal of the Institute for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Volume 10, Numbers 1&2, January-June.
  • (Co-author Venkateswarulu, G.), “Employment, Poverty, Economic Access to Food: Role of state in Andhra Pradesh” The Indian Economic Journal, December,2015 ISSN-0019-4662. 
  • (Co-author SusantaNag ,Phanindra Goyari, and Inder Sekhar Yadav), “Opportunity Cost of Illness and Occupational Classes: A Case Study of Balangir District in Odisha” ArthaVijnana Journal, September,2015, Vol.No. LVII No. 3.
  • (Co-author Sachidananda Sa) (2015), “Public Health Expenditure in India, 1991-2009: Growth and Instability” Man and Development, Volume-XXXVII, NO-2ISSN0258-0438, June, Page no 103-122.
  • (Co-author Venkateswalu, G) (2014), “Poverty Targeting errors and food security in Andhra Pradesh”, The Indian Economic Journal, Special Issue December, ISSN0019-4662,PP 450-478.
  • (Co-author Amalendu Jyotishi, Sushantha Kumar Mahapatra, G. Jagadeesh, Satyasibha Bedamatta (2014), “Climate Change Vulnerability in Agriculture Sector: Indexing and Mapping of Four Southern Indian States”, Quaderni-Working Paper DSE, ISSN 2282-6483, P.34.
  • (Co-author Sachidananda Sa) (2013), “Utilisation of Maternal and Child Health Care Services by SCs and STs: A Study of two villages of Odisha, IASSI-Quarterly, volume-32, Issue-3 (July-September), ISSN-0970-9061.
  • (2013), Rising food crises and Household Food Security in India: Issues and Policies, “IASSI Quarterly, Volume-31, issue 3 and 4, ISSN 0970-9061 PP.183-208.
  • (With Prashanth, Dontha). Land, caste and tenancy: understanding the origins and effects of absentee landlordism in the changing context. Rural Society, 1-14. 29 Nov 2022.

  • (With Balaji Vijju and S Glory Swarupa).” Economic Sustainability of Women Micro Enterprises: A Micro Analysis of Kavali Mandal of Andhra Pradesh”, Empirical Economics Letters, 21 (Special Issue 2) July 2022, ISSN 1681 8997.

  • (With Kavya, Sanjaya.), “Consumers’ awareness and preferences for GI tagged Agricultural Commodities: Empirical Evidence from a consumer survey”, Empirical Economics Letters, 21 July 2022 ISSN 1681 8997.

  • (With Kuldeep Singh Nagi), “Unveiling Gender Gap in Educational Performance: Evidence from India”. Indian Economic Journal, 2022.

     Popular articles:

  • Seminars /Conferences / Workshops Organized
  • Coordinator for the National Seminar on” Food security in India during the era of Globalisation “held during 29-30th March, 2010 Department of Economics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad.
  • Coordinator for the National seminar on “Economic growth and Marginalized groups: A Search for inclusive policy” held during 24-25th March, 2014 at school of Economics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad. (Funded by UoH, CESS, IPE and HMR).
  • Coordinator for the National seminar on “Food and nutritional security: Role of state” held during 30-31st  March, 2015 at school of Economics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad (Funded by UGC-SAP-CAS-1, ICSSR, New Delhi and CESS, Hyderabad).
  • Coordinator for the National seminar on “Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s Vision of Economic     Development of India” during 29th and 30th August, 2016,  at school of Economics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad (Funded by ICSSR-New Delhi, Center for Ambedkar studies, UoH and CESS, Hyderabad).
  • Coordinator for the workshop on “Access and Appropriation of the Commons:  A study of Village Commons in Punjab and Telangana”, on September 3rd, 2021, at School of Economics, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad (IMPRESS-ICSSR, New Delhi).
  • Coordinator for a One-Day UoH-IoE Sponsored Conference on “Understanding and Addressing Food and Nutrition Security Issues among Vulnerable Groups: An Interdisciplinary Study of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana” held on 14th October 2022, at School of Economics, University of Hyderabad.