Contributor : Profile
Rishabh Mahendra is the Copy Editor-Economics Editing in the Editorial Team of Ideas for India. He holds an integrated M.Sc. degree in economics with specialisation in environmental economics from Madras School of Economics (MSE) and Central University of Tamil Nadu.
Prior to joining he has worked as a Young Professional in the Monitoring & Evaluation Unit of the Planning Department, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi. He has also worked as a Research Assistant in the Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee (on a project titled ‘Ramganga River: Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystem Services’) and at MSE, Chennai (on a project titled ‘Distributional Effects of Climate Change Impacts on Indian Agriculture’). He has interned at the Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai where he did a mini project on ‘Cost-Benefit Analysis of Treated Water’ under the guidance of Professor L. Venkatachalam and at Centre for Economic Policy and Public Finance, Asian Development Research Institute (ADRI), Patna where he worked on ‘Impact of Agriculture on Environment: A study based on selected Indian States’. He also has two survey experiences as a Field Investigator for the Tamil Nadu Migration Survey in the Thiruvarur district and for a Indian Council of Social Science Research project under Professor Satya Sundar Sethy ( IIT Madras).
He has keen interest in the fields of environmental economics including ecosystem services valuation techniques, climate change impact assessments, politics and other developmental sectors in general.
Posts by Rishabh Mahendra
The impact of the ongoing Covid pandemic is turning out to be multidimensional, and among the long-run considerations that it has brought to the fore are population and pollution. In the run up to Wor...
In December 2019, the India Programme of the International Growth Centre (IGC), organised a panel discussion on ‘Women Economic Empowerment: Constraint & Solutions’ in Patna, in collaboration with...
In September 2019, the International Growth Centre (IGC) hosted a panel discussion in New Delhi to bring together experts to discuss whether a basic minimum quantity of electricity should be available...