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Arijit Das
Centre for Public Affairs and Critical Theory
School of Social Sciences
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Education Details
  • Ph.D. in Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2012
  • M.Phil. in Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2007
  • M.Sc. in Economics, University of Calcutta, 2004
  • B.Sc. in Economics, University of Calcutta, 2002
Professional Experience
  • 2013-2014, Research Associate, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)
  • 2011-2013, Consultant, International Water Management Institute (IWMI), New Delhi
  • 2008-2009, Assistant Professor, St. Stephen's College, New Delhi
  • 2006, Consultant, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister
Research Interests:
Experimental Economics, Econometrics, Environmental Economics, Water Management

Select Publications:
"Predicting success in community-driven water infrastructure maintenance: Evidence from public goods games in coastal Bangladesh." E. Humphreys, T.P. Tuong, M.C. Buisson, I. Pukinskis, M. Phillips. Revitalizing the Ganges Coastal Zone: Turning Science into Policy and Practices. Colombo: IWMI, 2015. 183-196.

"The political economy of metering agricultural tube wells in West Bengal, India", (2014), Water International, Volume 39, Issue 5, July 2014, pages 671-685 with Dr. Aditi Mukherjee

"Collective Action in Mid-Himalayan region" (2012), published in Statistics and Development Issues

"What determines collective action in forest management: A study of selected villages of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh", (2014), Nature, Economy and Society, Springer (to be published)

National and International Recognition:
  • "Predicting success in community driven water infrastructure maintenance: Evidence from experimental games in costal Bangladesh", Ganges Coastal Zone Conference, 2014, October, Dhaka.
  • "Other regarding or Self-filling: An experiment after disappointment", Experimental Economics Conference, 2012, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
  • EAGHG-GCCSI Student Mentoring Programmme at Green House Gas Control Technology -10, 19th to 23rd of September, 2010, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Annual meeting of Economic Science Association, Xiamen, China, December, 2011.
Executive Summary:
Arijit Das is currently a Fellow at Centre for Political Affairs and Critical Thinking. Before joining Shiv Nadar University he was working at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University. After completing his Ph.D. he joined the International Water Management Institute as Consultant and before that he was working as Assistant Professor at St. Stephen's College. His interest lies in Experimental Economics, Environmental Economics, Econometrics and Ground Water Management.
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