Andaleeb Rahman

External Consultant | arahman at iihs dot ac dot in

2016    PhD, Development Studies, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai
2010    MSc, Economics, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai
2008    BA, Economics, Magadh University, Bodh Gaya



Countries: India
States: Bihar, Odisha, Karnataka
Cities: Mumbai, Bengaluru
Languages: English, Urdu, Hindi

Andaleeb Rahman trained as an applied economist at the Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research, Mumbai. His research interests lies in development economics. More specifically, his work revolves around the issues of agriculture, food policy and rural development. His doctoral dissertation looks at aspects of Public Distribution System reforms such as its impact on nutrition and private market development in rural India. Currently, he is working as a Postdoctoral Associate with the Tata-Cornell Institute (TCI) at Cornell University, NY.


At IIHS, Andaleeb was involved in multiple projects looking at climate adaptation, disaster risk relocation and urban food insecurity. With CARIAA, he explored issues around climate change adaptation in rural and urban areas. His work looks at the inherent vulnerabilities and risks arising out of climate change. He further explores how households respond to these changes. The work investigates into the socio-economic factors which shape these risks and responses. Andaleeb’s work with the disaster related displacement project involved understanding the economic implications of the disaster induced resettlement. In the Hungry Cities Project, Andaleeb helped design the study and contributed to understanding the nature of food insecurity at a city scale.


Andaleeb also taught a Masterclass on Randomized Impact Evaluations at IIHS.

Practice Projects at IIHS

 2016 Reducing Relocation Risk in Urban Areas
2013 Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR)

Previous Teaching Experience

2011 In-Service Training Programme on “Econometrics-Theory and Applications” for Indian Economic Service officers conducted by I.G.I.D.R on behalf of The Indian Econometric Society,
2012, 2013 Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Officers Training Programme on “Econometrics: Theory and Application”,