Gopi Sankar G

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Agriculture Markets
  • Livelihood Security of Smallholder Farmers
  • Hybrid Organisations
  • Cooperatives
  • Policy Analysis


Gopi Sankar graduated from Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), Gujarat , and completed his PhD in Public Policy from Indian Institute of Management-Bangalore (IIM-Bangalore).

His doctoral research focused on institutional designs for market participation and livelihood security of smallholder farmers. In 2021, for nine months, he was a Fulbright-Nehru Doctoral Research Fellow at Cornell University. His research interests are in the areas of agriculture markets, livelihood security of smallholder farmers, hybrid organisations, and policy analysis. He employs both quantitative and qualitative methods in his research.

Prior to his PhD, Gopi Sankar worked with corporate, non-government and government organisations cumulatively for a decade spending significant time in the social sector. He has also co-founded a not-for-profit organisation, Jeevana Vayo Swasthya Foundation, which aims to facilitate the elderly to lead a quality life with dignity, freedom, and autonomy.

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