Sabuj Kumar Mandal

 

Assistant Professor
Room No.: HSB 339
Phone: +91 (44) 2257 4532
Email : sabuj@iitm.ac.in, sabujecon@gmail.com

 

 

Academic Background:

  • Ph.D. in Economics, Through Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), University of Mysore, 2010
  • M.Sc. Economics (with specialization in Econometrics and Environmental Economics as optional), The University of Calcutta, Kolkata, West Bengal, 2004
  • B.Sc. Economics (Hons) with Statistics, Mathematics and Political Science as subsidiaries, 2002

Award and Fellowship:

  1. Fulbright Nehru Academic and Professional Excellence Fellowship 2020-21 (research category)
  2. Young Economist Award 2015 from The Indian Econometric Society (TIES) for my contribution in the field of quantitative economics.
  3. Dr. D.M Nanjundappa Endowment Award for securing the highest score in the pre- Ph. D course work.
  4. Fellowship from Sri Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) foundation for carrying doctoral research during 2005-2009.

Teaching Interest:

Teaching has always been a passion for me and one of the prime reasons for my joining at IIT Madras was to be involved in teaching the subjects of my preferred areas. I have been teaching a variety of courses like,

  • Environmental & Resource Economics (HS4330)
  • Econometrics I (HS4011)
  • Econometrics II (HS5350)
  • Applied Econometrics (HS6510)
  • Microeconomics II (HS5310)
  • Principles of Economics (HS3002)

Invited talk/lecture:

I was invited to give special talk and also as a resource person to teach Econometrics and Environmental Economics in the following institutes from time to time.

  • Asian Institute of Technology Bangkok: Invited talk on “impact of energy efficiency  on economic growth” on 4th June 2019
  • RBI Staff College, Chennai: To provide training in econometrics for RBI officers on several occasions.
  • Madras School of Economics: Advanced Econometrics for M.Sc economics students, Environmental Economics for the officers from Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board.
  • Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics: Certificate course on econometrics for
  • M.A. students also in a workshop organized jointly with the Indian Econometric Society.

Present Research Areas:

At present, I have been involved in doing research in the following frontier areas of Energy & environmental Economics either individually or jointly with my doctoral students and with other colleagues.

  • Community based adaptation to climate change and the role of climate services
  • Behavioural energy and environmental economics
  • Economic valuation of ecosystem services
  • Biased Technological Progress and Energy Use Efficiency
  • Energy Finance
  • Growth and Environment
  • Trade and Environment
  • Financial sector development, economic growth and environmental degradation

Journal Publications:

  1. Chakravarty, D. and Mandal, S.K.2020. “Is economic growth a cause or cure for environmental degradation? Empirical evidences from selected developing economies”. Environmental and Sustainability Indicators (doi.org/10.1016/j.indic.2020.100045).
  2. Drall, A and Mandal, S.K. 2020. “Determinants of various modes of rural non-farm sector (RNFS) employment in SAT (semi-arid tropics) and Eastern regions of India: an empirical analysis”. Indian Economic Review (doi.org/10.1007/s41775-020-00092-4)
  3. Rakshit, I. and Mandal, S.K. 2020. “A global level analysis of environmental energy efficiency: An application of data envelopment analysis”. Energy Efficiency (doi.org/10.1007/s12053-020-09857-5).
  4. Chakravarty, D. and Mandal, S.K., 2019. “Environmental Kuznets curve for local and global pollutants: application of GMM and random coefficient panel data models”. Journal of Social and Economic Development (doi: 10.1007/s40847-019-00081-1).
  5. Mandal, S.K. and Bhandari, A. K., 2019. “ Does win-win opportunity always result in pollution abatement? An application of directional distance function to Indian cement industry”. The Journal of Developing Areas (forthcoming in Summer 2020).
  6. Rakshit, I., Drall, A., Maharatha, T., Mandal, S.K., 2019. “ Educational attainment and child labour status among disabled children in Tamil Nadu, India: An econometric analysis”, The Journal Of Developing Areas, Vol. 53, No.3.
  7. Mandal S.K and Chakravarty D.,2018. “Role of energy in estimating turning points of Environmental Kuznets Curve: An econometric analysis of the existing studies”, Published online in Journal of Social and Economic Development (Springer publication), https://doi.org/10.1007/s40847-018-0048-4.
  8. Mandal S.K and Chakravarty D.,2016.“Is Environmental Kuznets Curve a universal phenomenon? An econometric analysis of the existing studies”, The Journal of Developing Areas, Vol 50, no 6, pp.261-27.
  9. Bernard, J. and Mandal, S.K.,2016. “ The Impact of trade openness on environmental quality: an empirical analysis of emerging and developing economies”, WIT Transactions on Ecology and the Environment, Vol.203, pp 195-209.
  10. Sherif, R. and Mandal, S.K.,2016. “Energy Efficiency and the Rebound Effect: A Study of Indian Manufacturing Sector”, Energy: Expectations and Uncertainty, 39th IAEE, 2016.
  11. Chakravarty, D. and Mandal, S.K.,2015.“Estimating the relationship between economic growth and environmental quality for the BRICS economies- a dynamic panel data approach”, The Journal of Developing Areas, Vol 50, No 5, pp 119-130.
  12. Mandal, S.K. and Madheswaran, S., 2012. “Productivity growth in Indian cement industry: Panel estimation of stochastic production frontier”, Journal of Developing Areas, Vol. 46 No. 1 Spring 2012.
  13. Mandal, S.K. and Madheswaran, S., 2011. “Energy use efficiency of Indian cement companies: A Data Envelopment Analysis”, Energy Efficiency, Vol.4, No.1, 57-73 (Springer Publication).
  14. Mandal, S.K. and Madheswaran, S., 2010. “Environmental efficiency of the Indian cement industry: An interstate analysis”, Energy Policy 38(2), 1108-1118, (Elsevier Publication).
  15. Mandal, S.K., 2010. “Do undesirable output and environmental regulation matter in energy efficiency analysis? Evidence from Indian cement industry”, Energy Policy 38(10), 6076-6083, (Elsevier Publication).
  16. Mandal, S.K. and Madheswaran, S., 2010. “Causality between energy consumption and output growth in the Indian cement industry: An application of the panel vector error correction model”, Energy Policy 38 (11), 6560-6565 (Elsevier Publication).
  17. Mandal, S.K., 2010. “Measuring environmental efficiency and cost of pollution abatement: An application of directional distance function to Indian cement industry”, South Asian Journal of Management, Vol.17, No.3, 23-37.

Publications in Edited book:

  1. Khan, A.S., Mandal, S.K., Rajan, S.C. and Basu., D. (2019). BASIEC: A coastal climate service awareness framework for community-based adaptation to rising sea levels. Springer’s Handbook of Climate Services, Berlin, Germany (Accepted, scheduled to be published between June –Dec 2019).
  2. Khan, A.S., Mandal, S.K., Rajan, S.C. and Basu., D. (2019). Chennai city and coastal hazards: Addressing community-based adaptation through the lens of climate change and sea-level rise. Springer’s Book on Climate Change and Natural Hazards, Berlin, Germany. (Accepted, scheduled to be published between June –Dec 2019).
  3. Mandal, S.K. and Madheswaran, S., 2011. “Demand Side Aspect of Energy Security Problem: A Study of Indian Cement Industry” in INDIA AND RUSSIA: Problems in Ensuring Energy Security (Academic Foundation).

Research Work in Progress:

  1. Role of risk perception and time preference in community based adaptation to climate change. Ongoing.
  2. Behavioural failures and energy efficiency policies. Ongoing.
  3. Impact of energy use efficiency on economic growth: An application panel quantile regression model to global data. (Jointly with Ipsita Rakshit). Under Review.
  4. Direction of Technical Change and Energy Use Efficiency: Empirical Evidences from Emerging Economies (Jointly with Ipsita Rakshit). Under Review.
  5. Does entry barriers exist in rural non-farm sector employment in India: A theoretical modelling and empirical estimation (Jointly with Anviksha Drall). Under Review.
  6. Does firm-performance matter while going for the public in emerging economies: Evidence from India. Under Review.

Research Guidance:

  1. Devleena Chakravarty (RollNo: HS14D001), Revisiting the nexus between economic growth and environmental quality: A methodological perspective. Awarded in July, 2017.
  2. Ipshita Rakshit (RollNo: HS15D030), Interlinkages between energy efficiency, environment and productivity: A global level analysis, Awarded in August, 2020
  3. Anviksha Drall (RollNo: HS16D021), Impact of Rural Non-farm sector employment on farm sector: An empirical study in India, Ongoing.
  4. Sreelakshmi R (RollNo.: HS18D024), Impact of Crude oil price volatility on Indian economy, Ongoing.
  5. Rida Wanbha Nongbri (HS19D026), Willingness to pay for drinking water: A study in Meghalaya, Ongoing.
  6. Gauri Sreekumar (HS20D005), Climate change and migration, Ongoing.
  7. Atul (HS20D018), Climate Change, financial stability and monetary policy, Ongoing.
  8. Dr. Saleem Khan (Post doctoral fellow), Community based adaptation to climate change,
    Successfully completed one year with one journal publication and two book chapters.

Externally Funded Project:

  1. Title of the Project: Economic Cost of Environmental Degradation Related to Municipal Solid Waste and its Restoration: A Study in Aizawl
    • Sponsoring Agency: Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change
    • Value of the Project: Rs. 12,00000
    • Duration: 1 year
    • My role: PI
  1. Title of the Project: Climate Change Impacts on Coastal Infrastructure and the Adaptation Strategies – Centre of Excellence
    • Sponsoring Agency: Department of Science & Technology
    • Value of the Project: Rs. 8,60,20,338
    • Duration: 5 years (23.03.2018 to 22.03.2023)
    • Principal Investigator: Dr. Sannasiraj S A (Dept. of OEC)
    • My role: As a Co-investigator, I will collaborate with my other colleagues from several engineering departments of IIT Madras. While my engineering colleagues will be focusing on climate modelling, I will be mainly concentrating on risk perception and adaptation to climate change by the coastal communities and the role of existing institutions in facilitating adaptation.
  1. Title of the Project: Resilience–informed decision support framework for sustainability transitions in the developing world: Incorporating Sustainable Urban Drainage System (SuDS) into the peri-urban areas in Brazil and India (RESoURce@Brandia)
    • Sponsoring Agency: Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) Global Research Challenges Fund
    • Value of the project: £ 40,460
    • Duration: 1 year (June 2019-May 2020)
    • Principle Investigator: Dr. Maryam Imani (ARU)
    • Co-investigators: Dr. Lakshmi Rajendran (ARU), Dr. Sabuj Kumar Mandal (IITM)

Recent Presentations in National and International Conferences:

  • Does entry barrier exist in non-farm employment in India? A theoretical modeling and empirical analysis (Jointly with Anviksha Drall). The 10th RMUTP International Conference on Science, Economic Modelling Special Session, Bangkok, 4th -5th June 2019.
  • Impact of energy use efficiency on economic growth: A Panel quantile regression approach (Jointly with Ipsita Rakshit). The 10th RMUTP International Conference on Science, Economic Modelling Special Session, Bangkok, 4th -5th June 2019.
  • BASIEC: A coastal climate service awareness framework for community-based adaptation to rising sea-level (jointly with Saleem Khan). International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand, Bangkok, 7th -8th March, 2019.
  • Chennai city and coastal hazards: Addressing community-based adaptation through the lens of climate change and sea-level rise (jointly with Saleem Khan). International Symposium on Climate change and natural hazards: Coping with and managing hazards in the context of climate change. University of Padova, Padova, Italy, 25th -26th February, 2019.

Other   Academic Appointments:

Reviewer

    • Energy Economics (Elsevier Science)
    • Journal of Developing Areas
    • Energy Policy (Elsevier Science)
    • Energy Efficiency (Springer)
    • European Journal of Operational Research (Elsevier Science)
    • Journal of Social and Economic Development
    • Economic Modelling

Membership in professional organizations

    • American Economic Association
    • East Asian Association of Environmental and Resource Economics
    • The Indian Econometric Society
    • Association of Indian Management Schools
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