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Anirudh Krishna

Professor, Public Policy
Professor, Political Science
Sanford School of Public Policy

(919) 613-7337
ak30@duke.edu

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Anirudh Krishna

Summary

Anirudh Krishna is a professor of public policy and political science at Duke University. His research investigates how poor communities and individuals in developing countries cope with the structural and personal constraints that result in poverty and powerlessness. His most recent book, One Illness Away: Why People Become Poor and How they Escape Poverty (Oxford University Press, 2010), examines poverty dynamics at the household level, tracking movements into and out of poverty of over 35,000 households in 400 communities of India, Kenya, Uganda, Peru and North Carolina, USA.

Recent Publications

Layers in globalising society and the new middle class in India: Trends, distribution and prospects Economic and Political Weekly: a journal of current economic and political affairs (01/2015) View

The urban-rural gap and the dilemma of governance Current History (01/2015) View