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Anil Deolalikar, PhD

Co-Director of One Health

Anil Deolalikar, Co-Director of the One Health Center, is also Professor of Economics, and Founding Dean of the School of Public Policy at the University of California, Riverside. Professor Deolalikar’s area of research specialization is the economics of child nutrition and health in developing countries. He has published four books and over 60 articles in the areas of child nutrition, health, poverty and social protection in developing countries. In 2002-03, he worked for the World Bank as Lead Human Development Economist (at their regional office in New Delhi, India) to direct a number of studies that addressed whether the countries of South Asia would attain the millennium development goals and what it would take to attain these goals.

Deolalikar was elected in 2007 as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for “...distinguished contributions to research and policy discourse in the field of development economics, particularly in the areas of household behavior and human capital accumulation.”

He is co-editor of the Journal of Asian and African Studies and the Journal of Developing Societies. In addition to his research, he has been an adviser to a number of developing-country governments and international organizations, such as the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and the UNDP, in designing and implementing economic and social policy interventions.

Prior to his appointment at the University of California (Riverside) in 2003, Deolalikar spent 13 years as Professor of Economics and Director of the South Asian Studies Program at the University of Washington (Seattle). He also served briefly (1995-96) as Senior Human Development Economist for the World Bank at their regional office for Eastern Africa in Nairobi. He obtained his Ph.D. in economics in 1981 at Stanford University, and served as a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University during 1981-83 and as Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Pennsylvania from 1983 to 1989.