Satish Y. Deodhar / Professor of Economics, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA)

Last updated on profile page : May 27th, 2016


Satish Y. Deodhar teaches economics at IIMA. He completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics at the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics​, and ​a ​Ph.D. at The Ohio State University (OSU)​.

A recipient of the Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award from the Food Distribution Research Society, USA, and the Distinguished Young Professor Award for Excellence in Research from IIMA, Professor Deodhar has also won the Dewang Mehta Best Professor of Economics Award in 2012 and 2015.

He has worked on imperfectly competitive market structures, World Trade Organization (WTO), agricultural trade & food quality, and CSR issues. During the years 2006-08, he was selected as the Fellow of the Hewlett-IATRC Capacity Building Programme. He has conducted research projects for Ministry of Food Processing Industry, Government of India; Economic Research Service of USDA; and Indian Bank. Several of his studies have been conducted for the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. In the recent years, as part of the IIMA Random House Business Book Series, he has authored two books - Day to Day Economics and Why I am Paying More. The former continues to be a national bestseller in non-fiction category with more than 30,000 copies sold till date.

Professor Deodhar was the first Convener of the computerized Common Admission Test (CAT) offered to more than 200,000 candidates ​every year ​by the Indian Institutes of Management. He has held many administrative positions at IIMA including Admission Chair, Placement Chair, PGPX Chair, and Warden. Currently, he is the Chair of the Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP).


By Satish Y. Deodhar on Paris Innovation Review

En Inde, les médias ont fait état de tensions entre planteurs, producteurs de semences et multinationales agricoles. Mais que savons-nous sur le ressenti des consommateurs indiens? Ils ne s'expriment pas spontanément sur la question, sauf lorsque dans le cadre d'une enquête on les informe avec précision. La recherche a ainsi su cerner leurs perceptions, ainsi que le prix qu'ils sont prêts à payer pour éviter… ou au contraire pour obtenir des aliments GM!
For quite sometime now, genetically modified (GM) food has been a subject of heated debates all around the world. In India, media have reported tensions between farmers, domestic seed companies, and large multinational seed firms. One also hears controversies about approval or otherwise of field trials for new GM crops. But what do we know about the Indian consumers’ perspective?

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