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Anirudh Krishna

Edgar T. Thompson Distinguished Professor of Public Policy in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Sanford School of Public Policy
Box 90245, Durham, NC 27708-0245
212 Sanford Inst Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Research Interests


Social mobility in developing countries
Career ladders
Household poverty and transitions over time
Slums and urban poverty
Governance and institutional development at the grassroots

Selected Grants


Social Networks, Property Rights and Public Services in the Slums of Patna and Jaipur

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by International Growth Centre · 2015 - 2017

Organizing Voluntary Action in Support of Poverty Reduction

ResearchPrincipal Investigator · Awarded by Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation · 2001 - 2002

External Relationships


  • Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi, India
  • United Nations (Human Development Research Office)
  • World Connect

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