Shreekant Gupta : Research


(i) Books

  • Environmental Policy in India: The Political Economy of Social Choices (with John Adams), Edward Elgar Publishers, Cheltenham, UK, (in progress).
  • Environmental Policies in Asia: Perspectives from Seven Asian Countries, co-edited with Jing Huang, World Scientific, Singapore (2014).
  • India and Global Climate Change: Perspectives on Economics and Policy from a Developing Country (co-edited with M. Toman and U. Chakravarty), Resources for the Future Press, Washington D.C. (2003). [Reprinted by Oxford University Press India.]
  • India: Mainstreaming Environment for Sustainable Development.  Asian Development Bank, Manila (2001).

(ii) Journal Articles

(iii) Book Chapters

  • Environmental Policy and Governance in a Federal Framework: Perspectives from India,” in Environmental Policies in Asia: Perspectives from Seven Asian Countries, J. Huang and S. Gupta (eds.), World Scientific, Singapore (2014), pp. 15-42.
  • Future Environmental Challenges for Asia,” in Environmental Policies in Asia: Perspectives from Seven Asian Countries, J. Huang and S. Gupta (eds.), World Scientific, Singapore (2014), pp. 229-239.
  • “Integrated Risk and Uncertainty Assessment of Climate Change Response Policies,” with H. Kunreuther and others, in Mitigation of Climate Change. Contribution of Working Group III to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, O. Edenhofer and others (eds.), Cambridge University Press (2014), pp.  151-205.
  • “Income poverty and dependence on common resources in rural India” with U. Narain and KVT Veld, in Nature’s Wealth: The Economics of Ecosystem Services and Poverty, Pieter J.H. van Beukering, et al. (eds.), Cambridge University Press (2013), pp. 273-284.
  • Breaking the Gridlock in Water Reforms through Water Markets: Experience and Issues for India,” with N. Mohanty, in Water Trading and Global Water Scarcity: International Perspectives, J. Maestu (ed.), Taylor & Francis/RFF Press (Water Policy Series), Washington D.C. (2012), pp. 143-162.
  • “Urban Growth and Governance in South Asia,” with Indu Rayadurgam, in Societies in Political and Economic Transition: South Asian Perspectives 2007-08, Tan Tai Young (ed.), Institute of South Asian Studies, New Delhi and Singapore (2010), pp. 463-508.
  • “Implementing Kyoto-Type Flexibility Mechanisms for India: Problems and Prospects,” in Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading and Project-based Mechanisms, OECD, Paris (2004).
  • “Incentive-based Approaches for Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Issues and Prospects for India,” in India and Global Climate Change, M. Toman, U. Chakravorty, S. Gupta (eds.), Resources for the Future Press, Washington D.C. (2003). [Reprinted by Oxford University Press India.]
  • “Water Reforms through Water Markets: International Experience and Issues for India,” with N.Mohanty, in India Infrastructure Report 2002, Oxford University Press India (2002), pp. 217-225.
  • “Fiscal Implications of Environmental Taxes in India: An Exploratory Analysis” in India: Tax Policy for the Ninth Five Year Plan, P. Shome (ed.), Centax Publications, New Delhi (April 1997).
  • “Economy-wide Policies and the Environment: A Case Study of Poland,” in The Greening of Economic Policy Reform, W. Cruz et al. (eds.), World Bank, Washington D.C. (1997), pp. 101-130.
  • “Do Benefits and Costs Matter in Environmental Regulation? An Analysis of EPA Decisions Under Superfund,” with GV Houtven and M.L. Cropper, in Analyzing Superfund: Economics, Science and Law, R.L. Revesz and R. B. Stewart (eds.), Resources for the Future Press, Washington D.C. (1995).

(iv) Book Reviews

  • Gender and Green Governance: The Political Economy of Women’s Presence Within and Beyond Community Forestry, Bina Agarwal, New Delhi: Oxford University Press.  Reviewed in Indian Economic Review, Vol. 48, no. 1 (January-June):420-423.
  • Corporation 2020: Transforming Business for Tomorrow’s World, Pavan Sukhdev, New Delhi: Penguin.  Reviewed in Financial Express, Vol. XII, No. 11 (January 6, 2013):p. 5.
  • No One Had a Tongue to Speak: The Untold Story of One of History’s Deadliest Floods, Utpal Sandesara and Tom Wooten, New Delhi: Rupa.  Reviewed in Financial Express, Vol. XI, No. 44 (August 26, 2012):p. 5.
  • Psychology, Rationality and Economic Behaviour: Challenging Standard Assumptions, Bina Agarwal and Alessandro Vercelli (eds.), New York: Palgrave Macmillan.  Reviewed in Indian Economic Review, Vol. 42, no. 1 (January-June 2007):131-133.
  • The Economics of Regulating Road Transport, Erik Verhoef, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.  Reviewed in Indian Economic Review, Vol. 35, no. 1 (January-June 2000):108-110.
  • Pollution Control in the South and the North: A Comparative Assessment of Environmental Policy Approaches in India and the Netherlands, O. J. Kuik, M. V. Nadkarni, F. H. Osterhuis, G. S. Sastry and A. E. Akkerman, New Delhi: Sage.  Reviewed in Indian Economic Review, Vol. 33, no. 1:114-115.
  • Controlling Pollution: Incentives and Regulations, Shekhar Mehta, Sudipto Mundle and U. Shankar, New Delhi: Sage Publications.  Reviewed in Indian Economic Review, Vol. 32, no. 2 (July-December 1997): 238-241.

(v) Other Publications, Working Papers and Reports

  • Community-oriented City Development Plans
    (with P. Datta Dey), NIUA Working Paper 2006-02, National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi, November 2006.
  • Looking Back to Look Ahead – Background Paper on CDP Appraisals
    (with P. Datta Dey, U. Raghupathi and S. Thakur), NIUA Working Paper 2006-01, National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi, November 2006.
  • India’s Firewood Crisis Re-examined
    (with U. Narain, and KVT Veld, N. Chopra and S. Singh), RFF Discusion Paper 06-25, Resources for the Future, Washington D.C., April 2006.
  • Resource Use Efficiency of U.S. Electricity Generating Plants During the SO2 Trading Regime: A Distance Function Approach
    (with Surender Kumar), Working Paper No. 17/04, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi, 2004.
  • Enforcement of Pollution Control Laws and Firm Level Compliance: A Study of Punjab, india
    (with Shalini Saksena), mimeo 2002.
  • Environmental Benefits and Cost Savings Through Market-Based Instruments: An Application Using State-Level Data from India
    Working Paper 2002-005, MIT Center for Energy & Environmental Policy Research, Cambridge, MA, Sep 2002.
  • Economic Approaches for Addressing Vehicular Pollution: Issues and Prospects for India
  • Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Transportation, Land use and the Environment, Harvard University and Central Institute for Road Transport, Pune, December 2001.
  • Survey Instrument for Village-level data on Poverty and the Environment
    (with U. Narain, and KVT Veld), RFF Project on Poverty & the Environment in India, Resources for the Future, Washington D.C., January 2002.
  • Survey Instrument for Household-level data on Poverty and the Environment
    (with U. Narain, and KVT Veld), RFF Project on Poverty & the Environment in India, Resources for the Future, Washington D.C., September 2001.
  • Climate Change Program Study: India Country Review
    Report submitted to Global Environment Facility, Washington D.C., May 2001.
  • Environmental Impacts of Trade Liberalisation and Policies for Sustainable Management  of Natural Resources: A Case Study of India’s Automobile Sector
    Report submitted to Economics and Trade Unit, United Nations Environment Programme, Geneva, October 1999.
  • Implementing Market-Based Instruments in India
    Report submitted to Environmental Resources Management Inc., U.K., October 1997.
  • Environmental Excise Duties for Eco-Friendly Vehicles
    Report submitted to Centre for Science and Environment, New Delhi, 1997.
  • Report of the Task Force to Evaluate Market-Based Instruments for Industrial Pollution Abatement
    Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, January 1997.