Aiyar, Anaka, Sunaina Dhingra & Prabhu Pingali, "Transitioning to an Obese India: Demographic and Structural Determinants of the Rapid Rise in Overweight Incidence", Economics & Human Biology (Accepted 2021) (Link)

Aiyar, Anaka, Andaleeb Rahman & Prabhu Pingali, "India's rural transformation and rising obesity burden." World Development, 138 (2021) (Link) (In the Media)

Aiyar, Anaka, and Joseph R. Cummins. "An Age Profile Perspective on Two Puzzles in Global Child Health: the Indian Enigma & Economic Growth." Journal of Development Economics, 148 (2021) (Link) (DoFiles) (In the Media)

Aiyar, Anaka, "Unintended consequences of targeted health insurance on intra-household resource allocations." Journal of Development Studies, vol 57, no 3, (2021): 502-518 (Link)

Aiyar, Anaka, and Prabhu Pingali. "Pandemics and food systems-towards a proactive food safety approach to disease prevention & management." Food Security (2020) 12, pages 749756 (Link)

Aiyar, Anaka, and Srinivas Venugopal. "Addressing the ethical challenge of market inclusion in base-of-the-pyramid markets: A macromarketing approach." Journal of Business Ethics 164, no. 2 (2020): 243-260.(Link) [Financial Times, Top 50 Journal]

Pingali, Prabhu, Anaka Aiyar, Mathew Abraham, and Andaleeb Rahman. Transforming food systems for a rising India. Springer Nature, 2019. (In the Media) (DoFiles) [65,000+ downloads since June 2019]

Pingali, Prabhu, and Anaka Aiyar. "Diversity in Development: Inter‐state Differences in the India Growth Story." World Food Policy 4, no. 2 (2018): 57-77. (Link) (In the Media)

Pingali, Prabhu, and Anaka Aiyar. "Food, agriculture, and nutrition policy: Looking ahead to 2050." Agriculture and food systems to 2050 (2018). (Link )

Agarwal, Neha, Anaka Aiyar, Arpita Bhattacharjee, Joseph Cummins, Christian Gunadi, Deepak Singhania, Matthew Taylor, and Evan Wigton-Jones. "Month of birth and child height in 40 countries." Economics Letters 157 (2017): 10-13. (Link )  (DoFiles)  (In the Media)

Kathuria, Vinish, and Anaka Aiyar. "Link between Exporting and Productivity Firm Level Analysis for Indian Chemical Industry." Science Technology & Society 16.3 (2011): 309-331. (Link)

(All articles listed here without links are available on request)


Working Papers (available on request)

A Food Security Kuznet's Curve? (with Dennis Wesselbaum; Michael D. Smith, Christopher B. Barrett);

Health insurance and infant mortality: Evidence from India, (with Naveen Sunder); (Pre-Analysis Plan) [Link]

Processed foods or sedentary lifestyles: What contributes to poor nutritional outcomes among women in peri-urban settings, (with Anjali Katiganere Purushotham & Stephan von Cramon-Taubadel)

Discrimination and height di erentials: The role of social status on child height in India, (with Joseph R
Cummins, Neha Agarwal, Jingyan Guo, Andrew Bergmann & Vaishali Jain



Aiyar (et al). “Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojna (A Study of Karnataka)”; Published by the Global Development Network (2013) (Link)


Aiyar (et al), Review of Processes and Institutional Mechanisms of Programme Implementation and Service Delivery; for the Government of Karnataka (2010)


Aiyar, Anaka & Achala Yaareseme, “Analysis of Health Expenditures by the Government of Karnataka”, Published by the Center for Budget and Policy Studies (2010)


Jhunjhunwala, Ashok & Anaka Aiyar. “Case Study: Connecting Rural India with Broadband Wireless”, International Telecommunication Union, Development (ITU-D), 2010


Aiyar, Anaka & Poornima Vyasulu. “Reproductive and Child Health Services - How much do they cost?


A Preliminary Analysis of 2 districts in Karnataka”, Publisher - Centre for Budget and Policy Studies (2007)


A Covid19 State of the (developing) World - A bird's eye view on the first 6 months of 2020 (with Anita Christopher & Madhumita S )