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Prof Madhuri Saripalle has a doctorate in Economics from the University of Connecticut, USA. Before joining IFMR, she was a faculty at the Madras School of Economics and has also worked with leading business houses in Chennai such as TVS Logistics and the Murugappa group of Industries.

Her research interests are on the contemporary issues in growth and profitability in both industry and agri-business from the lens of applied industrial organization. She has published her work in various national and international journals such as World Development Perspectives, International Journal of Automotive Technology and Management, and Economic and Political Weekly. She has also conducted research projects on topics related to employment in the manufacturing sector, environment friendly industrial policies, sustainable farming practices and value chain in the horticulture industry.

At IFMR, she teaches post graduate courses on micro economics, empirical industrial organization and game theory.

Recent Research Publications

  1. “Market awareness and profitability: case study of Mango production in Karnataka (2019)”, Volume LIV, No.4, p.52-59, Economic and Political Weekly, Sameeksha Trust, Mumbai.
  2. “Determinants of Profitability in the Indian Logistics Industry (2018)”, International Journal of Logistics, Economics and Globalization, Vol.7 (1), pp.13-27, Inderscience.
  3. “Jasmine Cultivation in Tamil Nadu: Market Structure and Pricing (2016)”, World Development Perspectives 1, pp. 12-14.
  4. “Integration into global automotive value chains: co-evolution of firm and market capabilities” (2016), in “International Trade and Industrial Development in India: Emerging Trends, Patterns and Issues", edited by C.Veeramani and R. Nagaraj, Orient Blackswan, New Delhi, India.
  5. “R&D spillovers across the supply chain: Evidence from the Indian automobile industry (2016)”, in Globalization of Indian Industries: productivity, exports and investments by Filip De Beule and K.Narayanan (Eds.), India Studies in Business and Economics, Springer. http://www.springer.com/in/book/9789811000829