akhilDr Akhil Alha holds a doctorate in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and his Doctoral thesis was on dynamics of labour markets and well-being of workers in India. He joined CSD in June 2014 and his main areas of research are labour, economics, political economy of development, and agrarian transformation in India. Before joining the Council, he worked with late Prof T S Papola at the ISID, New Delhi and as a consultant in GIDS, Lucknow. Dr Alha is also associated with a number of grass-root level farmers movements in Rajasthan.