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Associate Professor

School of Politics & International Relations (SPIRe)

University College Dublin (UCD)


Editor-in-Chief: Journal of International Development


Research Fellow

UCD Geary Institute


Office: G304

Newman Building, Belfield campus

University College Dublin (UCD)

Dublin 4, Ireland

Krishna is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Athena Swan Implementation Committee at the UCD School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe). He is the Director of the PhD program on Global Human Development and a Fellow at UCD Geary Institute, Dublin, Ireland.


He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. He defended his dissertation under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Axel Dreher in September 2012. He served as a Junior Professor at the Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU), Norway, and as a Research Fellow at the University of Göttingen, Germany. He is Editor-in-Chief of Journal of International Development. He also serves on the editorial board committees of Journal of Peace Research (JPR) and International Area Studies Review (IASR). He regularly provides consulting for corporate clients in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Kenya and policy thinktanks like the Fraser Institute (Canada), Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) project (Sweden), Global Development Network (GDN), among others.



Research interests: International Political Economy, Development Economics & Politics, Political Economy of Natural Resources, and Sub-national Development Politics of India.

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