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Dayakar Peddi

Dayakar Peddi

Assistant Professor

Economics of Environment, Development Economics and Agricultural Economics 

Ph d

Dr. Dayakar Peddi is an Assistant Professor at Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad. After receiving his master’s in Applied Economics from Pondicherry University, Puducherry, India, he completed his PhD in Economics at Madras School of Economics, Chennai, India in 2021 with focus on “Analysis of Land Degradation and its Implications in India”. His research interests include Economics of Environment, Ecological Economics and Economics of Development. He has attended prestigious summer schools including South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) and IGC-ISI summer schools in development economics during his doctoral studies. He has published in several peer-reviewed journals, working papers, and contributed to research projects in the area of economics of climate change, agricultural economics and developmental issues. He has presented his research output at several national and international academic forums including EAERE, AARES, AAERE, INSEE, SAU and IGIDR. Present he teaches microeconomic theory and applied econometrics to PhD students at the CESS.

Economics of Environment, Ecosystem Services, Economics of Agriculture and Development Economics

  1. Dayakar Peddi (2020). “Adoption of Soil Conservation Measures: Evidence from Rain-Fed Watershed Areas of Telangana”(Kavi Kumar K S) Ecology, Economy and Society–the INSEE Journa, 4(2), 95-117.https://doi.org/10.37773/ees.v4i2.273. (Scopus indexed)
  2. Dayakar Peddi (2022). “Farmers’ Perceptions about Soil Erosion in Rainfed Areas of Telangana, India” (Kavi Kumar K S) Journal of Public Affairs, e2374. https://doi.org/10.1002/pa.2374. (Scopus and ABCD indexed)
  3. Dayakar Peddi (2019). “Climate and Weather Induced Agricultural Distress and Migration: Characteristics and Evidence” (with S. Kavi Kumar, Brinda Viswanathan), Productivity, 60(2), July-September 2019, p. 126-135. https://doi.org/10.32381/PROD.2019.60.02.2(UGC care list)
  1. Dayakar Peddi, S. Kavi Kumar (2019), “Farmer’s Perception on Soil Erosion in Rain-fed Watershed Areas of Telangana, India”, Madras School of Economics Working Paper, No. 180/2019, April.
  2. Dayakar Peddi (2017), “Cost of Land Degradation in India”, Madras School of Economics Working Paper, No. 163/2017, April.
  1. E Revathi and Dayakar Peddi (2020), “Decentralized Paddy Procurement System during COVID 19: Ground Level Anomalies in Telangana”, Centre for Economic and Social Studies Policy Brief Series, No. 11, March 2020

Teaching PhD students Microeconomic Theory and Applied Econometrics

  1. SDG Report (2021), Contributed a Chapter on ‘Climate Action – Take Urgent Action to Combat Climate Change and Its Impacts’, to Planning Department, Government of Telangana, India
  2. TSCOST Report (2021), Contributed a Chapter on ‘Mapping of Science and Technology in Interventions in Telangana State to Telangana State Council of Science & Technology-DST, India.
  1. Principle Investigator (2020), ‘Crop diversification in Telangana: problems, perspectives and policy’, supported by Planning Department, GoT, India.
  2. Co-Principal Investigator (2020), ‘An Assessment of Millet based Agro-Biodiversity Systems enriched with a mix of modern and traditional ecological packages’, a projected Sponsored by Deccan Development Society, India
  3. Research Associate (2019) provided inputs for a chapter on ‘rural livelihoods, food security and rural transformation under climate change’, a background paper to the report by the Global Commission on Adaptation.


  1. Second Biennial Conference on DevelopmentSustainable Development Goals amidst Multiple Global Shocks: Progress, Challenges, and Way Forword, IGIDR, Mumbai during 21-23 December 2022
  2. 11th Congress of the Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (AAERE), UEH University, Vietnam during 19-20 August 2022
  3. 26th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE), Berlin during, 23-25 June 2021
  4. 65th Annual Conference of the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES), Sydney during 8th – 12th February 2021
  5. 6th International Conference on South Asian Economic Development, South Asian University, Delhi during February 25-27, 2021
  6. Presented a paper in a panel discussion on Climate Change and India Agriculture- Methodological Issues in Tenth Biennial International Conference on “Climate Change and Disasters: Challenges, Opportunities” organised by INSEE held at CESS, Hyderabad during November 6-8, 2019.
  7. Faculty seminar held at Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad, during June 2019.
  8. 7th Faculty seminar held at Madras School of Economics, Chennai, during January 2019.
  9. National conference on “Restored Ecosystem and Rural livelihood” held at Institute of Economic Growth during March 08-09, 2018.


  1. Participated 7thIGC-ISI Summer School in Development Economics, directed by the London School of Economics (LSE) and University of Oxford, along with the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), New Delhi during 11th– 14th July 2021
  2. Participated in five days Workshop on Climate Change and Agricultural Economics, Institute of Economic Growth, during 2017 February 6th – 10th 
  3. Participated in four days’ workshop on Advanced Panel Data and Time Series Models organised by IFMR-Krea University, Andhra Pradesh during 2017 January 9th -12th
  4. Participated in South Asian Network Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) summer school programme in Environmental and Resource Economics held at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand, during 7th – 27th May 2016.
    • 2016-18:– Received, Doctoral Fellowship, Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi, India.
    • 2010–2012:-Received, University Merit Scholarship, Pondicherry Central University, Puducherry, India.