Dayakar Peddi

Dayakar Peddi

Assistant Professor


Ph.D. in Economics, Madras School of Economics, Chennai, India


March 2024- till date
Assistant Professor, (under AERC, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India), Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune, India

Research Intrest

Environmental Economics and Agricultural Economics

Courses Taught

Microeconomics, Mathematical Economics, Basic Econometric Methods and Applied Microeconometrics.

Journal Publications

  1. Dayakar Peddi (2024). “Soil and Water Conservation Measures and Rainfed Agriculture in Telangana, India: Role of Community and Neighborhood Conservation Measures” (with Kavi Kumar K S), Land Use Policy, 137, 107011.
  2. Dayakar Peddi (2023). “Analysis of Irrigation Enhancement, Crop Diversification and Farm Profits: Evidence from Telangana State” (with Suresh Reddy B). Review of Development Change, 28(2) 189–206, 2023.
  3. Dayakar Peddi (2023). “Climate Sensitivity of Major Crop Yields: Evidence from Telangana State, India”. (with Rajeshwar), Journal of Asia Pacific Economy, July 2023
  4. Dayakar Peddi (2021). “Adoption of Soil Conservation Measures: Evidence from Rain-Fed Watershed Areas of Telangana” (with Kavi Kumar K S) Ecology, Economy and Society–the INSEE Journal, 4(2), 95-117.\
  5. Dayakar Peddi (2020). “Farmers’ Perceptions about Soil Erosion in Rainfed Areas of Telangana, India” (Kavi Kumar K S) Journal of Public Affairs, e2374. 
  6. Dayakar Peddi (2019). “Climate and Weather Induced Agricultural Distress and Migration: Characteristics and Evidence” (with K.S. Kavi Kumar, Brinda Viswanathan), Productivity, 60(2), July-September 2019, p. 126-135. 

Journal Publications Under Review

  1. Unlocking Profit Potential: The Impact of Institutional Interventions on Millet-Based Rainfed Agriculture Systems in India. 
  2. Economic analysis of Land Degradation in India: A Total Economic Value Approach.
  3. Adoption of Organic Soil Fertility Measures and Its Impact on Farms Outcome: Evidence from Millet Farms in Telangana. 
  4. Farmers Perceptions, Climatic Trends and Adaptation Measures to Climate Change in India.

Working Papers

  1. Dayakar Peddi, Suresh Reddy. B, Revathi. E (2024), Do Institutional Interventions Matter in Farm Profits? Evidence from Rainfed Agriculture Systems in Telangana, India, Centre for Economic and Social Studies Working Paper No. 145, January.
  2. Dayakar Peddi, K.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.
  3. Dayakar Peddi (2017), “Cost of Land Degradation in India”, Madras School of Economics Working Paper, No. 163/2017, April.

Policy Briefs

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.

Project Completed

  1. As Co-PI (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. As CO-PI (2021) Mapping of Science and Technology Interventions in achieving SDGs in Telangana State, supported by Telangana State Council of Science and Technology (TSCOST) and DST, GoI (Jointly)
  3. As PI (2020) ‘Crop diversification in Telangana: problems, perspectives and policy’, supported by Planning Department, GoT, India. (Jointly)
  4. Co-PI (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 (Jointly)

Seminar/Conference/ Workshop Presentations

  1. The 18th Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development to be held at ISI Delhi on 18 – 20 December 2023
  2. Second Biennial Conference on Development-Sustainable Development Goals amidst Multiple Global Shocks: Progress, Challenges, and Way Forword, IGIDR, Mumbai during 21-23 December 2022 (Jointly)
  3. 82nd Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics (ISAE), Central Agricultural university, Imphal, Manipur during 10-12 December 2022 (Jointly)
  4. 11th Congress of the Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (AAERE), UEH University, Vietnam during 19-20 August 2022.
  5. 26th Annual Conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE), Berlin during, 23-25 June 2021 (Online).
  6. 65th Annual Conference of the Australasian Agricultural and Resource Economics Society (AARES), Sydney during 8th – 12th February 2021 (Online).
  7. 6th International Conference on South Asian Economic Development, South Asian University, Delhi during February 25-27, 2021.
  8. 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.

As Resource Person for the Training Programs

Feb 2021:

Three Day National Level Workshop on Application of Quantitative Techniques in Social Science Research for M.Phil./PhD/PDF Scholars and Faculty Members in Social Sciences – Dept. of Economics, UPGC-Osmania University, Hyderabad.
Sep 2021: Two Days workshop on the Extraction and Analysis of Unit Level Data Sets like the NSSO, NFHS at CESS during 28 and 29 of September 2021. 
June 2022: One Day Workshop on A state level Consultation on Understanding the Budget and Policy Priorities towards Agriculture and Allied Sectors in Telangana State organized by Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA), New Delhi and AGRI Networks Telangana. 
May 2023: One week workshop on the Stata introduction course during 08th-13th of May 2023.

Other Research & Academic Activities

  1. Participated Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) – International Growth Centre (IGC) Ph.D. Course on Environmental Economics, directed by the London School of Economics and University of Oxford during 14th Sep-16th November 2023. (Online)
  2. Participated 7th IGC-ISI Summer School in Development Economics, directed by the LSE and University of Oxford, along with the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi during 11th – 14th July 2021
  3. Participated in five days’ Workshop on Climate Change and Agricultural Economics, Institute of Economic Growth, during February 6th – 10th 2017.
  4. Participated in four days’ workshop on Advanced Panel Data and Time Series Models organized by IFMR-Krea University, Andhra Pradesh during January 9th -12th 2017.
  5. Participated in South Asian Network Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) summer school program in Environmental and Resource Economics held at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, during 7th – 27th May 2016.