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Dr. G. Ananda Vadivelu is an Assistant Professor in the Environment and Developmental Economics Faculty Area. He pursued his Ph.D from Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore and his thesis examined institutional dimensions of watershed development in Karnataka. He pursued his Masters in Development Economics from Pondicherry University and M.Phil in Planning and Development from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He has worked in various research institutes in the country and also with donor and Non-Governmental Organisations. He has published papers on watershed development, common property resources, agricultural marketing and crop productivity. He is also interested in working on issues related to Human-Animal conflict in Central India/South India.
His areas of research interest are broadly in the rural development and natural resource management arena. His specific interest pertains to issues related to groundwater governance. His teaching interests are broadly in the economics discipline with specific interest pertaining to Institutional Economics.