Professor of Global Economics,
PhD, University of Maryland
Dr. Shreekant Gupta received his doctorate in economics from the University of Maryland at College Park (where his committee included the Nobel Laureate Thomas Schelling). He has taught at universities in the US, India and Singapore in the areas of economics, econometrics and environment. His research interests are in applied economics and policy including environment and development, climate change, urban economics, public economics. His awards include Fulbright Fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Shastri Fellowship at Queens University, Canada. He has published several articles in academic journals such as Rand Journal of Economics, Land Economics, Ecological Economics, Economic and Political Weekly and Water Policy. In addition to academic articles he has published book chapters and news articles.
He was Director of National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi and has also worked as an environmental economist at the World Bank at Washington DC. 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.