University of California, Riverside

School of Public Policy


Anil Deolalikar

Dean of UCR's School of Public Policy

Anil Deolalikar has been a professor of economics at the University of California, Riverside (UCR) since 2003. He has held a number of leadership positions at UCR — Interim Dean of the Anderson Graduate School of Management (2006–07), Associate Dean (Social Sciences) of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (2008–12), Director of the Center for Sustainable Suburban Development (2009–12), and Director of the One Health Center (UC Global Health Institute) (2009–13). He served on the University of California (Gould) Commission on the Future of UC in 2009–10. Prior to UCR, he taught at the University of Washington (1989–2002), University of Pennsylvania (1983–89), and Harvard University (1987–88). Deolalikar is a development economist who has published four books and over 70 articles on the economics of child nutrition, health, education, poverty, and social protection in developing countries. His research articles have appeared in leading professional journals, such as the Journal of Political Economy, Review of Economics and Statistics, American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Health Affairs, Health Economics, Economic Development and Cultural Change, Journal of Human Resources, and Social Science and Medicine, among others.

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University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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School of Public Policy
Anil B. Deolalikar
Founding Dean
Professor of Economics

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4133 CHASS Interdisciplinary South
Tel: (951) 827-5564

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