Doctoral Student (Food and Agribusiness), Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India

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Research Interests - Institutional voids in agricultural product markets, Producer Companies, Smallholder market participation

Professional Experience 

1. ICRISAT (CGIAR institute), Hyderabad, India

Research scholar for project titled ‘The Dynamics of Urban Sprawl: land-use changes, food supply and sustainable agricultural production systems in the arid and semi-arid zones’ supported by FORMAS (Swedish government research council) headed by Prof. Carl Johan Lagerkvist (SLU), October 2018 – present

2. H.L. College of Commerce, Ahmedabad, India

              Visiting faculty, Economics, Sept 2015 – March 2016

3. Goldman Sachs, Bengaluru, India

              Operations Analyst, Portfolio Control and Analysis (Asset Management), June 2014 – March 2015

Conferences, Workshops and Publications

- Varma, P., John, J., Bhatt, A. (2019), Impact of Minimum Support Price Policy and National Food Security Mission on the Production of Pulses in India, presented at the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) conference, Atlanta, July 2019

- Bhatt, A., John, J. (2017), Mapping Policy Initiatives to Challenges faced by Organic Farmers: Case of Sikkim, presented at the International Academic conference, IIT Guwahati, IGNOU-AHD, September 2017

- John, J. (2017), Book Review: Dev Nathan, Meenu Tiwari and Sandip Sarkar (Eds). 2016. Labour in Global Value Chains in Asia—Development Trajectories in Global Value Chains,

- Co-authored a report with Sukhpal Singh (IIMA) and Anar Bhatt (IIMA) on Good Agricultural Marketing Practices for the National Council of State Agricultural Marketing Boards, India, 2016

- Attended the International Winter University Program (Social Sciences Module) at Hochschule Darmstadt University, Germany, December 30th, 2018 – January 18th, 2019

Awards and honours

- Awarded Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) in June 2015 by the University Grants Commission (UGC) for clearing the National Eligibility Test in Economics

- Gold Medalist (MA Economics), Loyola College, Chennai