Dr. Shreekant Gupta

Dr. Shreekant Gupta Associate Professor - Delhi School of Economics

Associate Professor,  Delhi School of Economics and Adjunct Associate Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Dr. Shreekant Guptais Associate Professor at the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi and Adjunct Associate Professor at the LKY School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore (NUS).  He has taught at universities in the United States, Dubai, India, Singapore and Kazakhstan.  His research interests are in applied economics and policy including environment and development and climate change.

Shreekant was a Founding Trustee of the Centre for Civil Society (CCS) in 1997 and is presently on the Board of Scholars of CCS .  He is also serving his third term on the Board of Trustees of Clean Air Asia, Manila of which he was a Founding Trustee.  He also serves on the editorial board of Singapore Economic Review and Journal of Developing Areas.

During 2006-07 Shreekant was Director National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi in the rank of Additional Secretary to the Government of India where he was involved in a range of activities in the urban sector including urban governance, planning, water and sanitation and transport.  Earlier, he has been Fellow, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi (1995-97) and headed the Environmental Policy Cell.  He has also worked as an environmental economist at the World Bank at Washington DC (1993-95) focusing on macroeconomic policies and the environment in Sri Lanka, Ghana and Poland.  He started his career as a government economist in the Indian Economic Service (IES) cadre and served in the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices, Ministry of Agriculture and the Department of Economics Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India.

Shreekant  received his PhD in economics from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1993 where his dissertation committee included the Nobel Laureate Thomas Schelling.  He also has a Masters degree from the Delhi School of Economics and an undergraduate honours degree in economics from the University of Delhi.  He was Fulbright Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2001-2002) and Shastri Fellow at Queens University, Canada (summer 2001).

He has published papers in journals such as Rand Journal of Economics, Land Economics, Ecological Economics, Economic and Political Weekly andWater Policy.  In addition to academic articles he has published book chapters and news articles.  He has served on several national and international committees on the environment including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007 to which his contribution was recognized.  He has also been consultant to the World Bank, ADB, GEF, UNEP and OECD on various environmental issues.

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