Anubhab Gupta has been named an assistant professor in the Virginia Tech Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics.

He is one of a number of new faculty members hired in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences this academic year. New positions were identified to bring talent to the college's focus areas, including food, health, the environment, and the economy. The new faculty members are distributed across teaching, research, and Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Gupta’s research focuses on understanding and measuring the direct and indirect impacts of development and agricultural policies, with an emphasis on competitiveness in agricultural markets; effects of climate shocks on migration, education, and agriculture; and, the economic impacts of hosting refugees.

Previously, Gupta worked as a postdoctoral fellow at University of California Davis and consulted for the World Bank and several other United Nations organizations. He has carried out fieldwork in India, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. Gupta is a recipient of several research awards and fellowships and received the UC Davis Outstanding Graduate Student Teaching award in 2017-18.

Gupta received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Calcutta in economics, his master’s degrees from the Delhi School of Economics and the University of Arizona in economics and agricultural and resource economics, respectively, and his Ph.D. from the University of California-Davis in agricultural and resource economics.