INSEE Conference 2021

INSEE-IIITD International Conference 2021

Sustainable Societies, Ecological Systems and Economic Development

Post-Conference Workshop
Scientific Advisory Committee


The conference will cover issues related to (but not restricted to): 


  • Global environmental change
  • Carbon neutrality
  • Environmental regulation and governance
  • Air quality management
  • Water resource management 
    Sustainable transportation 
    Green energy 
    Sustainable land use 
    Natural capital for sustainable cities 
    Ecological footprint 
    Environment and health (including zoonotic diseases such as Covid-19). 
    Environmental justice 



INSEE-SANDEE Karl-Göran Mäler Memorial Lecture

Wednesday December 15, 16:30-18:00

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta

Leader, The Dasgupta Review of Economics of Biodiversity, UK Government

and Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics, Cambridge University

Chair/Moderator: Dr. Pushpam Kumar

Senior Economic Advisor and Chief Environmental Economist

United Nations Environment Programme, Washington DC

Lecture Title

Sustainable Development and Inclusive Wealth: Problematics

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Plenary Speakers

Prof. Madhu Khanna

Distinguished Professor of Environmental Economics

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, U.S.A.

President-Elect & Fellow, Applied and Agricultural Economics Association (AAEA)

Lecture Titles

1. Promoting Corporate Social Responsibility in Asia: Opportunities and Challenges (December 15, 11:30-13:00)

Chair: Prof. B.N. Goldar, Institute of Economic Growth (retired)

2. Effects of Community Characteristics on the Spatial Redistribution of Toxic Pollution (December 16, 11:30-13:00)

Chair: Prof. Ramprasad Sengupta, Professor Emeritus of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

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Prof. Matthew E. Kahn

Provost Professor of Economics and Spatial Sciences, University of Southern California, U.S.A.

Lecture Title

The Microeconomics of Climate Change: Lessons for India (December 16, 9:30-11:00)

Chair:  Dr. Jagdish Krishnaswamy, Dean, School of Environment and Sustainability
Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Bengaluru


Dr. David Simpson

Senior Professorial Lecturer and Director

Global Environmental Policy, International Development and International Economic Relations Programs

School of International Service, American University

Former Director, National Center for Environmental Economics, US EPA

Lecture Title

Valuation of Ecosystem Services I (December 15, 9:30-11:00)

Chair: Dr. Bhim Adhikari, Senior Environmental Specialist, International Development Research Centre, Ottawa

Valuation of Ecosystem Services II (December 17, 9:30-11:00)

Chair: Dr. Madhu Verma, Chief Economist, World Resources Institute, India


Dr. Francesco Vona

Senior Economist at the French Economic Observatory of Sciences-Po (OFCE) and

Associate Researcher at CMCC

Lecture Title

Skills for the Green Economy: What, Where and How Much? (December 17, 15:30-17:00)

Chair: Prof. Pulapre Balakrishnan, Department of Economics, Ashoka University, Sonepat


Parallel Sessions

1. Air Pollution and Health

Chair: Prof. Neha Khanna, Binghamton University, USA

Coal Plants, Air Pollution and Anemia: Evidence from India

Gaurav Datt (Monash U), Pushkar Maitra (Monash U), Nidhiya Menon (Brandeis U), Ranjan Ray (Monash U)

Discussant: Nitya Mittal, University of Göttingen

Does Traffic Congestion Pose Health Hazards? Evidence From A Highly Congested And Polluted City

Kanishka Kacker (Indian Statistical Institute Delhi), Ridhima Gupta (South Asian University), Saif Ali (IIIT-Delhi)

Discussant: Geetam Tiwari, IIT Delhi

Who benefited from cleaner air during COVID-19 lockdowns in the United States?

Ancilla Marie Inocenio (Binghamton U), Neha Khanna (Binghamton U)

Discussant: Archana Dang, Institute of Economic Growth

2. Economics of Groundwater Extraction and Policy – I

Chair: Dr. K.J. Joy, Society for Promoting Participative Ecosystem Management

Can Cash Incentives Modify Groundwater Pumping Behaviours?

Archisman Mitra, International Water Management Institute

Discussant: Aaditya Dar, Indian School of Business

Metering in West Bengal

Abhijit Banerji, Delhi School of Economics

Discussant: Souvik Dutta, IIIT-Delhi

Stimulating Rules and Behavior Change in Groundwater Governance

Thomas Falk, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

Discussant: Sowmya Balasubramanya, International Water Management Institute

The Groundwater Constraint and Responses to Falling Water Tables

Aaditya Dar, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad

Discussant: Sandip Agarwal, IISER, Bhopal

3. Growth and Environment

Chair: Prof. Vidya Mahambare, Great Lakes Institute of Management

Do Environmental Technologies Affect Green Growth? Evidence from South-Asian Economies

Jasmeena Bashir (University of Kashmir)

Discussant: Dr. Debdulal Thakur, Senior Research Fellow, Lead KREA University

Weather Shocks And Economic Growth In India

Medhavi Sandhani (Telecom Regulatory Authority of India), Anubhab Pattanayak (Madras School of Economics), K.S. Kavi Kumar (Madras School of Economics)

Discussant: Prof. Saon Ray, ICRIER

Sustainable energy deployment in developing countries: the role of composition of energy aid.

Panika Jain (IIT Ropar), Samaresh Bardhan (IIT Ropar)

Discussant: Dr. Shrabani Mukherjee, Shiv Nadar University, Chennai

4. Water and Sanitation

Chair: Dr. Viju James, Pragmatix Research & Advisory Services Private Limited

Evaluating Swachh Bharat Mission using an Environmental Sanitation Vulnerability Index

Ewan Nikhil Thomas (University of Hyderabad), Prajna Paramita Mishra (University of Hyderabad), Paul Hutchings (University of Leeds), Alison Parker (Cranfield University), Kenneth Lynch (University of Gloucestershire), Snehalatha Mekala (Fresh Water Action Network South Asia), Dolores Rey (Cranfield University), Simon Willcock (Bangor University)

Discussant: Viju James, Pragmatix Research & Advisory Services Private Limited

Assessing Water Poverty in the State of Maharashtra, India

Aishwarya Dhawan (IIT Bombay) and Haripriya Gundimeda

Discussant: M Dinesh Kumar, Institute for Resource Analysis & Policy

Mapping the Water Literacy of Women in Palakkad District of Kerala

Vijaykiran V. (University of Kerala), Anitha V. (University of Kerala)

Discussant: Vikram Dayal, Institute of Economic Growth

5. Urban and Peri-Urban Ecosystem Management

Chair: Dr. Sowmya Dhanaraj, Madras School of Economics

Industrial accidents and environmental degradation: Exploring the Linkages and Responses in India.

Mousami Prasad (Australian National University), Lavanya Suresh (BITS Pilani)

Discussant: Dr. Santosh Kumar Sahu, IIT Madras

Corporate Philanthropic Engagements in India: Role of Strategic Factor

Sonakshi Jain (Centre for The Digital Future, New Delhi, India)

Discussant: Dr. Sowmya Dhanaraj, Madras School of Economics

Man-animal conflict and the role of eco-development committee (EDCs): A village-level analysis of Jim Corbett Tiger Reserve, India

Riyaz Alam (IIT Roorkee), Diptimayee Nayak (IIT Roorkee)

Discussant: Dr. Zareena Begum, Madras School of Economics

6. Contingent Valuation Methods (CVM) and Behavioral Evidence for the Value Estimate in CVM

Chair: Dr. Kavita Sardana, TERI School of Advanced Studies

Are we doing more harm than good? Hypothetical bias reduction techniques in potentially consequential survey settings

Vasudha Chopra (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

Discussant: Srijita Ghosh, Ashoka University

Strategic Behavior in Double-Bounded Dichotomous Choice Model

Subhra Bhattacharya (OP Jindal University), Kavita Sardana (TERI SAS)

Discussant: Saptarshi Mukherjee, IIT Delhi

Scope insensitivity: behavioral elucidation or mental accounting?

Srijita Ghosh (Ashoka University), Kavita Sardana (TERI SAS)

Discussant: Christian Vossler, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

7. Economics of Groundwater Extraction and Policy – II

Chair: Prof. J.V. Meenakshi, Delhi School of Economics

Electricity pricing in Punjab

Disha Gupta, Delhi School of Economics

Discussant: Eshita Gupta, KPMG

Spatial autocorrelation in groundwater levels.

Saif Ali, IIIT-Delhi

Discussant: Abhijit Banerji, Delhi School of Economics

Decentralized Management and the Use of Water

Souvik Dutta, IIIT-Delhi

Discussant: Sujoy Chakravarty, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Integrated Water Management: Policy and Perspective

Navin Horo and Jagdish Purohit, GIZ

8. Ecological-Economic Interactions in Rural Societies

Chair: Prof. M.G. Chandrakant, ISEC Bangalore

Factors associated with Anaemia among Women and Children in Degraded Districts of Rural India

Manikandan AD (IIPS Mumbai)

Discussant: Prof N Nagaraj, ICRISAT and AgEcon UAS Bangalore

Assessing Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Potential Of Crop Production System In Uttar Pradesh

Saumya (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Discussant: Prof Sunil Nautiyal, ISEC, Bangalore

Farmers’ Willingness to Pay for Water Quality Improvements: A Case of Small Tanks in the Anuradhapura District of Sri Lanka

A.M.D. Hansini (Wayamba University of Sri Lanka), J.M.M. Udugama (Wayamba University of Sri Lanka), D.P.N. Ranadewa (Wayamba University of Sri Lanka), and K.A.N.A. Appuhamy (Mahaweli Authority of Sri Lanka)

Discussant: Dr AV Manjunatha, Government of Karnataka, Bangalore

Flourish or perish? The changing forest-food-health nexus among Solega tribes of BR hills, Karnataka

Sheetal Patil (Azim Premji University), Dhanya B (Indian Institute of Forest Management), Shreelata Rao Seshadri (Azim Premji University), Raghvendra S Vanjari (Azim Premji University)

Discussant: Dr Jade Gowda, College of Forestry, Karnataka

9. Sustainable Forest Development

Chair: Prof. Saudamini Das, Institute of Economic Growth

Use Of Common Property Resources And Community-Based Forestry Management – A Case Study Of Madhya Pradesh

Neetu Chopra (University of Delhi)

Discussant: Professor Purnamita Dasgupta, Institute of Economic Growth; and Theme Leader (Ecosystem Services), International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development, Kathmandu

Sustainable Forest Management Programme, Sectoral Linkages And Employment Policy: General Equilibrium Analysis

Srijita Ghosh (St. Xaviers University) Kausik Gupta (Calcutta University)

Discussant: Prof. Basant Pradhan, Institute of Economic Growth

The role of community perceptions on ecosystem services’ valuation and forest management practices: A case study of the Gaddi community of Himachal Pradesh in India

Kritishnu Sanyal (SHSS, IIT-Mandi)

Discussant: Dr Matías Piaggio, Associate Professor of Economics, Universidad de la República (Uruguay) and Economist, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland.

10. Networks, Collective Action and Local Environmental Outcomes

Chair: Dr. Nilanjan Ghosh, Observer Research Foundation

Do Inherent Ability and Community Networks Matter in Agricultural Adaptation to Climate Change: A Case Study of Bihar

Meeta Keswani Mehra (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Saheli Das (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Jones Paulson (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Discussant: Dr. Renita D’souza, Observer Research Foundation

Role of Self-Help Groups in Coping with Natural Disaster: A Study from Sundarban Region in West Bengal

Sougata Ray (International Management Institute, Odisha), Shyam Nath (Amrita Center for Economics & Governance)

Discussant: Dr Anamitra Anurag Danda, Director – Sundarbans Program, WWF India & Senior Visiting Fellow, Observer Research Foundation

Institutional Arrangements and Collective Actions in WUAs of West Bengal, India

Indranil De (Institute of Rural Management Anand), Soumyadeep Chattopadhyay , Hippu Salk Kristle Nathan, Prabhat Mishra, Akhilesh Parey, Subhasish Dutta

Discussant: Prof. Purnamita Dasgupta, Institute of Economics Growth, University of Delhi

11. Models of emission-generation technologies and applications

Chair: Prof. Sushama Murty, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Inter-Industry Difference in the Impact of Emission Control on Output and Employment: A Nonparametric Analysis of Manufacturing Data

Subhash Ray, Department of Economics, University of Connecticut, USA

Discussant: Resham Nagpal, Jawaharlal Nehru University

The Impact of British Columbia’s Carbon Tax on Economic and Environmental Efficiency

Subal Kumbhakar, SUNY Binghamton, U.S.A.

Discussant: Sushama Murty, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Achieving allocative efficiency using economic instruments for pollution control: The case of the Indian thermal power sector

Sushama Murty, Centre for International Trade and Development, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

Discussant: Anup Kumar Bhandari, IIT Madras

12. Current Issues in Air Pollution Policy in India

Chair: Dr. Sarath Guttikunda , Urban Emissions Info

Crop Residue Burning in NW India – From Research to Action

Priya Shyamsundar (The Nature Conservancy), Kunal Sharma (The Nature Conservancy), Krishnapriya P.P. (Duke University)

Discussant: Karthik Ganesan, Council on Energy, Environment and Water

Can we vacuum Delhi’s air pollution problem with smog towers?

Sarath Guttikunda (Urban Emissions Info), Puja Jawahar (Urban Emissions Info)

Discussant: Karthik Ganesan, Council on Energy, Environment and Water

Energy and the environment – a closer look at multiple transitions facing India and the world

Rahul Tongia (Center for Social and Economic Policy, New Delhi, India)

Discussant: Karthik Ganesan, Council on Energy, Environment and Water

13. Climate Extremes: Impacts and Adaptation Responses

Chair: Prof. Seema Purushothaman, Azim Premji University

Vulnerability Assessment Of Forest Dependent Tribal Community Towards The Impacts Of Drought

D. Sarada Devi (Cochin University and Kerala Forest Research Institute), V. Anitha (Kerala Forest Research Institute)

Discussant: Seema Purushothaman, Azim Premji University

Crop Diversity and Resilience to Droughts: Evidence from Indian Agriculture

Madhumitha Srinivasan (Madras School of Economics), K.S. Kavi Kumar (Madras School of Economics) and Anubhab Pattanayak (Madras School of Economics)

Discussant: Manjula M., School of Development, Azim Premji University

Adaptation to Rainfall Extremes: Role of Dams in India

Agnij Sur (Independent Scholar), K.S. Kavi Kumar (Madras School of Economics), Anubhab Pattanayak (Madras School of Economics)

Discussant: Sadhana Satapathy, Dept of Economics, BJB Autonomous College, Bhubaneswar

Role Of Social Capital In Disaster Relief And Reconstruction In The Context Of Natural Disasters And Covid 19 Pandemic In Kerala

Resmi C. Panicker (University College, Thiruvananthapuram)

Discussant: Emmanuel D’Silva, Agriculture & Environment Scientist, Mumbai

Global Perspectives on Sustainable Land Management and Climate

Patrick Alexander Smytzek, GIZ

14. Green technology adoption and related issues

Chair: Prof. Joyashree Roy, Asian Institute of Technology

Understanding the Determinants of Decision making to adopt Climate Smart Technologies among the Rural Farmers of Odisha

Dr. Pradyot Ranajan Jena (NIT Karnataka) & Purna Chandra Tanti (NIT Karnataka)

Discussant: Dr Barun Deb Pal, IFPRI

An Economic Assessment Of Household-Biogas Use In The Province Of Samtse Dzongkhag, Bhutan

Inder Jeet Sunuwar (Nalanda University), Kishore Dhavala (Nalanda University) and Sridhar Telidevera (Development Management Institute, Patna)

Discussant: Dr. Shyamasree Dasgupta, IIT Mandi

Why Is Adoption Of Water-Saving Technologies Slow In India? A Review.

Jyoti Nair (ATREE), Bejoy K Thomas (IISER Pune)

Discussant: Sakib B. Amin, North South University, Bangladesh

15. Health impacts of Air Pollution

Chair: Dr. Kanishka Kacker, ISI Delhi

Health Effects of Sustained Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter: Evidence from India

Yashaswini Saraswat (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Sangeeta Bansal (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Discussant: Dr. Kanishka Kacker, ISI Delhi

Smoky Kitchens, Damaged Health: Indoor Air Pollution from Solid Fuel use for Cooking in Rural Jharkhand

Krittika Roy (Indian Statistical Institute Bangalore)

Discussant: Prof. Pushkar Maitra, Monash University

Health Externality and Air Pollution in the Opencast Coal Mining Region of Odisha

Indrani Roy Chowdhury (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Anusree Paul (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

Discussant: Dr. Anand Murugesan, Central European University

16. Air Pollution

Chair: Prof. E Somanathan, Indian Statistical Institute Delhi

Citizen Participation and Government Accountability: National-Scale Experimental Evidence from Pollution Appeals in China

Mark Buntaine (U Cal Santa Barbara), Michael Greenstone (U Chicago), Guojun He (HKUST), Mengdi Liu (U International Business and Economics), Shaoda Wang (U Chicago), Bing Zhang (Nanjing U)

Discussant: Sabyasachi Das, Ashoka University

Identifying the Effect of Coal Plants on Air Pollution

Rishabh Choudhary (World Bank), Sagnik Dey (IIT Delhi), Kanishka Kacker (ISI Delhi), E. Somanathan (ISI Delhi)

Discussant: Aparajita Dasgupta, Ashoka University

Saving Africa’s Tropical Forests through Energy Transition: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Tanzania

Yonas Alem (U Gothenburg), Remidius Ruhinduka (U Gothenburg)

Discussant: Sisir Debnath, IIT Delhi

17. Environmental Policy, Competitiveness and Green Technology

Chair: Prof. Aparna Sawhney, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Pollution Treaties, Bilateral Carbon Trade and Welfare

Saibal Kar, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, and IZA, Bonn.

Discussant: Anindita Sen, Calcutta University

Urbanization, Energy-Use Intensity and Emissions: A Sectoral Approach

Honghong Wei (Shanghai University), and Radhika Lahiri (Queensland University of Technology).

Discussant: Prajna Paramita Mishra, Hyderabad University

Export participation and environmental performance: Firm-level evidence from Indian

Rumi Azim and Aparna Sawhney, Centre for International Trade and Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Discussant: Saon Ray, Indian Council of Research in International Economic Relations

18. Artificial Intelligence for Sustainable Environment

Chair: Dr. Saket Anand, Center for Artificial Intelligence, Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi

A Hybrid Approach for Tiger Re-Identification. ICCV 2019 Workshop on Computer Vision for Wildlife Conservation.

A. Shukla, C. Anderson, G. S. Cheema, P. Guo, S. Onda, D. Anshumaan, S. Anand and R. Farrell

Discussant: Shikha Bisht, Wildlife Institute of India

Primate Face Identification in the Wild. Pacific-Rim International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2019.

A. Shukla, G. S. Cheema S. Anand, Q. N. Qureshi, and Y. V. Jhala

Discussant: Pushpendra Rana, H.P. Forest Department

IN-SAT: A novel land cover classification dataset for Indian Subcontinent. IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2021.

M. Shah, A.V. Subramanyam, and G. Arora

Discussant: Sandeep Mahato, M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation

The Good Relationship: AI, Natural Resource Management and Climate Change

Gaurav Sharma, GIZ

19. Human Behavior and the Environment

Chair: Kiriti Kanjilal, IIIT-Delhi

Enhancing the Informational Nudge Of Energy Labels: Evidence From A DCE In New Delhi, India

Charu Grover(Indian Institute of Foreign Trade), Sangeeta Bansal (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Adan L. Martinez-Cruz (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)

Discussant: Ritwik Banerjee, IIM Bangalore

Climate change perception, adaptation, challenges, and need of women farmers: insights from eastern Uttar Pradesh in India

Susmita Mitra (Council for Social Development), Sudipta Kumar Mishra (GD Goenka University), Antora Borah (Council for Social Development), Gitesh Sinha(Council for Social Development)

Discussant: Kedar Kulkarni, Azim Premji University Bangalore

Determinants of Household Water Efficient Technology Adoption: Understanding Household Perceptions and Environmental Attitude for Demand Side Management Policies

S. Ashwin Ram (Madras School of Economics)

Discussant: Aparajita Singh, IIT Roorkee

20. Marine Resource Development and Policy Issues in Coastal Societies

Chair: Dr. Sandip Kumar Agarwal, IISER Bhopal

Economic valuation of improved cyclone forecasting services for the coastal households of Bangladesh

Md Masumur Rahaman (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh Embassy), Md. Hafiz Iqbal (Government Edward College, Bangladesh)

Discussant: Dr. Zabid Iqbal, University of British Columbia

A Study of Sustainable Management of Marine Fishery Resource in India

Deboshmita Brahma (University of Calcutta)

Discussant: Dr. Sandip Agarwal, IISER Bhopal

Kerala Flood 2018 and Socio-Economic Deprivation of Households in Alappuzha

Lavanya Sivan (University of Kerala), Anitha V. (University of Kerala)

Discussant: Vipin V., IISER Bhopal

21. Global Environmental Change

Chair: Prof. Haripriya Gundimeda, IIT Bombay

Sustainable Wealth and Emissions: An Alternate Approach to EKC Hypothesis

Priti Agarwal (Delhi University)

Discussant: Prof. Haripriya Gundimeda, IIT Bombay

Valuation of Natural Capital: A Meta-Analysis of National Park valuation studies in South and South East Asia

Shraddha Shrivastava (Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics), Kakali Mukhopadhyay (McGill University, Canada)

Discussant: Prof. M.N. Murty, Institute of Economic Growth (Retd.)

Land Degradation And Environment Kuznets Curve: Indian Experience

Ipsita Das(IGIDR)

Discussant: TBA

Transboundary Water Pollution and Optimal Water Allocation in a Dynamic Model

Chhanda Mandal (Muralidhar Girls’ College), Sanchari Choudhury (Colorado State University), Kausik Gupta (University of Calcutta)

Discussant: TBA

22. Symposium on Narpat S. Jodha

Chair: Jayanta Bandyopadhyay, Observer Research Foundation


Kanchan Chopra, Institute of Economic Growth (retired)

Sharachhandra Lele, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment

Harpinder Sandhu, Federation University Australia

23. Climate Change and Agriculture

Chair: Prof. A.K. Enamul Haque, East West University

Damage to Crops due to Climatic Conditions in India 1953-2018: An Econometric Analysis

Prasanta Patri (IIT Indore), Pritee Sharma (IIT Indore)

Discussant: Professor S Madheswaran, ISEC, Bangaluru, India

Information as a determinant of farmer’s adaptive capacity to climate risk: an empirical study from Haryana, India

Priya Chetri (IIT Delhi), Upasna Sharmaa (IIT-Delhi), P. Vigneswara Ilavarasan (IIT-Delhi)

Discussant: Ms Manjula Menon, Azim Premji University

Coping with or Adapting to Climate Change Impact On Agriculture: A Content Analysis

Madhuri Pratap (IIT-Delhi)

Discussant: Chandra Sekhar Bahinipati, IIT Tirupati

24. Sustainable Development Goals: Lessons for Economic Policy

Chair: Dr. Tanmoy Das, XIM University

Sustainable Development Goal 12 (SDG12) under Asymmetric Information: A Game Theoretic Approach

Arnab Mahapatra (University of Burdwan), Soumyananda Dinda (University of Burdwan)

Discussant: Dr. Parikshit De, IISER Bhopal

Synergies between climate change mitigation options and Sustainable Development Goals: Evidence from Indian cropland-based agriculture

Shreya Some (Ahmedabad University), Joyashree Roy (Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and Department of Economics, Jadavpur University), Arpita Ghose (Jadavpur University)

Discussant: Dr. Suresh K. Patra, XIM University

Adoption and Impact Of Crop Insurance In India: Evidence From India Human Development Survey

Dinamani Biswal (IIT Tirupati), Chandra Sekhar Bahinipati (IIT Tirupati)

Discussant: Dr. Sandip Sarkar, XIM University

Post-Conference Workshop

INSEE Post Conference Workshop on Behavioral Economics

Date: 18th December, 2021, 10 AM to 5:30 PM

Resource Persons: Dr. Tanmoy Das (XIM University, Bhubaneshwar), Dr. Sandip K. Agarwal (IISER

Session I, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Behavioral Economics – Theory & Applications 

Instructor: Sandip K. Agarwal

1)  Review of Classical Choice Theory

2)  Behavioral Decision-making Theory: Prospect Theory

3)  Application of Prospect Theory – Agricultural Index Insurance

4)  Social Norms and Energy Conservation

5)  Role of Salience and Inattention in framing of public policies

Session II, 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Designing Experiments in z-Tree 

Instructor: Tanmoy Das

In this session, candidates will learn how to code experiments and surveys in z-Tree.

z-Tree software is an open-source software and can be downloaded for FREE by following the instructions below.

1)      Go to link:

2)      Click on “Obtain a license.”

3)      Select all ‘Terms and Conditions.

4)      Fill in your personal detaills: name, email id, etc.

5)      For ‘I request for a license’ select ‘myself.’

6)     You will receive a username & password in your email.

7)      Use the username and password to login here:, and download the latest version.

Eligibility Criteria: Bachelor’s degree and above can apply. Applications from all disciplines are welcome but participants are expected to be familiar with basic principles course in economics (see here Knowledge of game theory will be an added advantage.

Application Process

1. Kindly fill this Google Form to be considered for participation in the workshop.

2. Registration is free.

3. Deadline: December 13, 2021

In case of queries please email with a copy to and

Shogren, Jason F., and Laura O. Taylor. “On behavioral-environmental economics.” Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 2.1 (2008): 26-44.
Venkatachalam, L. “Behavioral economics for environmental policy.” Ecological economics 67.4 (2008): 640-645.
Croson, Rachel, and Nicolas Treich. “Behavioral environmental economics: promises and challenges.” Environmental and Resource Economics 58.3 (2014): 335-351.

Scientific Advisory Committee

Scientific Advisory Committee

A.J. (Viju) James
Independent Consultant
AK Emanuel Haque
East West University
Anitha V.
University of Kerala
Aparna Sawhney
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Brototi Roy
Institute of Development Policy, University of Antwerp
Dhaval Negandhi
Forum for the Future
E. Somanathan
Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi
Gaurav Arora
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi
Haripriya Gundimeda
Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay
Indrani Roy Chowdhury
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Jeena T. Srinivasan
Centre for Economics and Social Studies, Hyderabad
Joyashree Roy
Asian Institute of Technology
JV Meenakshi
Delhi School of Economics
Kanishka Kacker
Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi
Kavita Sardana
TERI School of Advanced Studies
Kiriti Kanjila
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi
KN Ninan
Institute for Social and Economic Change
Lavanya Suresh
Birla Institute of Technology and Schience, Pilani
MG Chandrakanth
Institute of Social and Economic Changei
Neha Khanna
Binghamton University
Nilanjan Ghosh
Observer Research Foundation
Prajna Parmita Mishra
University of Hyderabad
Ridhima Gupta
South Asian University
Saif Ali
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi
Saket Anand
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi
Sandip Kumar Agrawa
Indian Institute of Science, Education and Research, Bhopal
Sarath Guttikunda
Urban Emissions
Saudamini Das
Institute of Economic Growth
Seema Purushothaman
Azim Premji University
Shreekant Gupta
Delhi School of Economics
Souvik Dutta
Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi
Subir Sen
Sushama Murty
Jawaharlal Nehru University
Tanmoy Das
XIM University
Tapas Sarangi
National Institute of Labour Economics Research and Development