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The simple economics of clean air

One of the main reasons why north-western India chokes on smog every November is the burning of residue from the rice crop by farmers. In this article, Somanathan and Gupta contend that public auctio...

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Temperature and human capital in India

A large proportion of the population in India has agrarian livelihoods that remain climate-exposed. The number of hot days per year in the country are expected to double by the end of this century. T...

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Understanding India’s energy and emissions future

India is an important player in global climate change mitigation, and it is crucial to understand its energy and emissions future. Projections for India’s 2030 CO2 emissions from energy range from 9...

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Strengthening the Institutional Framework for flood and water resources management in Bihar: Developing a strategy for reform'-- Phase 2

Phase 2 of the study attempts to go beyond merely identifying challenges facing Bihar's WRD and spell out reforms and organisational challenges that are required to strengthen the Government of Bihar'...

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Emissions Trading as an Environmental Innovation in India: Measuring the Policy Impact on Emissions and Abatement Costs

Growth in developing countries has improved living standards of millions, but has led to high pollution concentrations and serious public health damages. Market-based environmental regulation can redu...

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Improving Urban Air Quality in India: Lessons from the Kolkata Clean Air Regulations of 2009

This paper analyses the change in the economic returns of auto-rickshaw drivers in Kolkata (formerly Calcutta), roughly one year after they were required to shift to using liquefied petroleum gas (LPG...

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Seasonal Effects of Water Quality on Maternal and Infant Health in India

This project examines the impact of fertiliser agrichemicals in water on infant and child health using data on water quality combined with data on the health outcomes of infants and children from the ...

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Nobel laureate William Nordhaus’ ideas for India

William Nordhaus has won a share of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Economics for his contribution to climate economics. In this post, Dean Spears discusses Nordhaus’ work and its implications for India. He...

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