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Subhrendu K. Pattanayak

Professor, Public Policy and Environmental Economics, Duke University

Subhrendu K. Pattanayak is an environmental economist, whose recent research focuses on the design and evaluation of household environmental health interventions by collecting survey and household level environmental data and conducting statistical analysis and by collaborating with ecologists, epidemiologists, and other social scientists. He has led several interdisciplinary projects. In order to fund, design, implement, and disseminate results from his research, he has collaborated with policy‐makers in multi‐lateral agencies, national, state, and local governments, as well as NGOs, academics, and local research organizations in India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the U.S. Professor Pattanayak has written and published several systematic reviews on environmental, health, and development policies, including on the microeconomics of technology adoption and diffusion generally and environmental health specifically. He teaches a graduate seminar on global environmental health (which has a module on the impacts and political economy of household energy) and advises theses on environmental health policies, including improved household energy products. He leads a new multi‐disciplinary initiative at Duke University on household health and energy, focused on ICS. Professor Pattanayak has also published papers derived from primary analysis of household energy choices in Nepal, India, and West Africa. He is also a Fellow and faculty member of the South Asian Network of Development and Environmental Economists.

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