Kranti Mulik is a senior economist in the Food & Environment Program specializing in land use and climate change as well as global agricultural markets. She conducts research on land-use modeling to support advocacy in the area of land use choices for food, fiber, forest and fuel, and preventing unintended health and environmental consequences from ranching and agricultural practices.
Before joining UCS, Dr. Mulik served as an international grain analyst at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University, where she developed and maintained rigorous econometric models of global agricultural markets and analyzed food and grain policies affecting these markets. Her prior research focused on intellectual property rights, geographically differentiated foods, exchange rate fluctuations, agricultural trade financing, and U.S. competitiveness in global agricultural markets. Previously, Dr. Mulik was the senior economist for agricultural services at IHS Global Insight and a research assistant professor with the Center for Agricultural Policy and Trade Studies at North Dakota State University.
Dr. Mulik has a bachelor of commerce and a masters of commerce from the University Pune in Pune, India. She also holds a M.S. in agricultural economics from Kansas State University. Her Ph.D. in agricultural economics, also from Kansas State University, focused on international trade and agricultural development.