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Cambridge Global Food Security

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Studying at Cambridge


Dr Bhaskar Vira

Dr Bhaskar Vira

Reader in the Political Economy of Environment and Development, Department of Geography

Director, University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute

Office Phone: 01223 339823

Subject groups/Research projects

Political Economy of Hunger and Food Supply:

Departments and Institutes

Department of Geography:


political, economic and cultural dimensions of colonisation


Key Publications

Environmental and development economics; political economy, particularly the study of institutions and institutional change; public policy in the developing world, especially India; state-society interactions in development.