Professor S. Galab
Professor Galab is the Principal Investigator for Young Lives in India and Director of the Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad. He is a development economist with a doctorate in Economics and postgraduate degree in Economics and Statistics. He has carried out research on the effectiveness of public policies related to poverty alleviation, including social capital, women’s empowerment, child work and livelihoods. He has also conducted research on the welfare impact of public sector reforms and is responsible for teaching and supervising MPhil and PhD students at CESS. He has previously been Project Director for Andhra Pradesh District Poverty Initiatives Project (APDPIP) and Andhra Pradesh Rural Poverty Reduction Project (APRPRP). He was a member of the Welfare Commission on Farmers - a Commission appointed by the Government of Andhra Pradesh in response to the agrarian crisis. He has also beena member of the Working Group on Poverty Elimination. His research interests include poverty, natural resource management, the handloom sector; solid waste management in urban areas and agrarian distress.