Aakanksha Melkani

Aakanksha Melkani

melkania@msu.edu

Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics

PhD Student

Area of Expertise:

Applied Microeconomics, Food and Agricultural Markets, and International Development


Major professor: Dr. Nicole Mason

Areas of Specialization: Applied Microeconomics, Food and Agricultural Markets, and International Development

Job Market Paper: Smallholder Maize Market Participation and Choice of Marketing Channel in the Presence of Liquidity Constraints: Evidence from Zambia

Website: aakankshamelkani.com


Aakanksha is a PhD candidate in the Department of Agricultural, Food, and Resource Economics at Michigan State University. Her research focus is on agricultural and food markets in developing countries. She has worked with several national and regional panels, as well as cross section data sets, to explore questions of agricultural and rural development. She has a keen interest in data collection and has been a part of a nationwide survey-based data collection exercise in Zambia. She has also previously been part of smaller data collection exercises in India. Aakanksha received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from two pioneering Land Grant Universities of India and she continues to be committed to the Land Grant missions of practical research and outreach.