Prof. S. Mahendra Dev is currently Director, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR), Mumbai, India. He was Chairman of the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, Govt. of India, Delhi. He was Director, Centre for Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad for 9 years during 1999 to 2008. He received his PhD from the Delhi School of Economics and his Post-doctoral research at the Economic Growth Centre, Yale University and was faculty member at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai for 11 years. He was Senior Fellow at the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation during 1996-97 and Visiting Professor at the University of Bonn, Germany in 1999. He has written extensively on agricultural development, poverty and public policy, food security, employment guarantee schemes, social security, farm and non-farm employment. Prof. Dev has more than 100 research publications in national and international journals. Published books include "Inclusive Growth in India" and "Perspectives on Equitable Development".