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J. Mohan Rao

J. Mohan Rao
806 Thompson Hall
(413) 545-4808


Ph.D. (Harvard)
M.B.A (IIM, Ahmedabad)
B.Com. (Bombay)

professional experience

University of Massachusetts, 1989-present
Director, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, 2006-07
Food and Agriculture Organization, 1983-84
Boston University, 1981-1989
Kennedy School, Harvard University, 1979-1981

research interests

Development Theory, Globalization, Theory of the State, Developing Agriculture

honors & awards

Schumpeter Prize, Harvard University

professional activities

Editorial Board of Journal of Agrarian Change, Journal of Human Development,
QA-Rivista dell'Associazione Rossi-Doria, World Development
Advisor to FAO, Consultant to UNDP

Selected publications

An Assessment of Research Needs for Food Security in Bangladesh, National Food Policy Capacity Strengthening Programme, FAO, April 2007, 196 pages.

"A Decade of Reforms: The Indian Economy in the 1990s," (with A. K. Dutt) in Lance Taylor (Ed.) External Liberalization in Asia, Post-Socialist Europe, and Brazil, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006, 139-179.

"The Forms of Monopoly Land Rent and Agrarian Organization," Journal of Agrarian Change, Volume 5, Number 2, April 2005, pp. 161-190.

"Market-Led Globalization and World Democracy: Can the Twain Ever Meet?" (with S. Storm), Development and Change, June 2004, Vol. 35, No. 3: 567-581.

"Agricultural Globalization in Developing Countries: Rules, Rationales, and Results" (with S. Storm), in C. P. Chandrasekhar, J. Ghosh (Eds.), Work and Well-Being in the Age of Finance, New Delhi: Tulika Publishers, 2003.

"Group Behaviour and Development," (with J. Heyer, F. Stewart and R. Thorp) in J. Heyer, F. Stewart, R. Thorp (Eds.), Group Behaviour and Development: Is the Market Destroying Cooperation? Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002, pp. 1-23.

"Globalization and Development - Impact on the Poor," Quarterly Journal of International Agriculture, Vol. 40, No. 3, 2001, pp. 227-238.

"Levelling or Differentiation? Production and Appropriation Relations in Mughal India," in K. N. Panikkar, Terence J. Byres and Utsa Patnaik (Eds.), The Making of History: Essays Presented to Irfan Habib, Delhi: Tulika, 2000, pp. 141-178.

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