PhD (University of Maryland)
Field(s): Environmental and Natural Resource Economics, Public Economics
Email : sgupta[at]econdse[.]org
Shreekant Gupta has worked as a policymaker, researcher and teacher in the environment and urban issues. At present, he is concurrently Adjunct Professor, LKY School of Public Policy (LKYSPP), National University of Singapore (NUS) and Faculty Associate, Centre on Asia and Globalisation at NUS. He has taught at the University of Delhi, National University of Singapore, Jawaharlal Nehru University and the University of Maryland. He received his doctorate in economics from the University of Maryland. He was Fulbright Post-doctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Shastri Fellow at Queens University.
Prior to joining the University of Delhi, he was Fellow, National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi where he set up and headed the Environmental Policy Cell. He has also worked as an environmental economist at the World Bank at Washington DC and as a career economist in the Indian government (Indian Economic Service cadre). In addition, he has been associated with Asian Development Bank, OECD, UNEP and Resources for the Future in various capacities. His policy experience includes Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi. He has served on several national and international committees of the Government of India, UNEP and IPCC which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007.