Keerthana Jagadeesh

Senior Associate - Urban Informatics Lab | kjagadeesh at iihs dot ac dot in

2014    BA Economics, New York University, New York


Countries: India
States: Karnataka
Cities: Bengaluru
Languages: English, Kannada, Hindi, French

After graduating with a degree in Economics from New York University, Keerthana moved back to Bengaluru to work with the data analytics team at KPMG and later worked on digital analytics at Nabler Web Solutions. In 2016, she joined the research team at Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), to study the impact of congestion pricing on Bangalore commuters. At IIHS, she is part of the Urban Informatics Lab and is interested in research in the urban space.

Journal Articles

  • Koshy, N. S., Jagadeesh, K., Govindan, S., & Sami, N. (2021). Middlemen versus middlemen in agri-food supply chains in Bengaluru, India: Big data takes a byte. Geoforum, 127, 293-302. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoforum.2021.11.013
  • Anand, S., Jagadeesh, K., Adelina, C., & Koduganti, J. (2019). Urban food insecurity and its determinants: a baseline study of Bengaluru. Environment and Urbanization, 31(2), 421-422.


Books/ Book Chapters

  • Honasoge, K. S., Jagadeesh, K., Kalloor, V. J., & Anand, S. (2020). Inclusive growth and the informal food sector in Bangalore, India. Cape Town, South Africa: Hungry Cities Partnership.


Other Writing 

  • Jagadeesh, K., & Anand, S. (2020, May 28). Coronavirus lockdown: Why Rs 5,000 crore credit facility for street vendors may fall short. Deccan Herald.
  • Jagadeesh, K., & Anand, S. (2020, April 27).  As millions face food deficit, PDS needs to look beyond income to provide provisions. The News Minute.
  • Jagadeesh, K., & Anand, S., (2020, January 8). The street vendors act falls short of accommodating mobile hawkers. The Wire.