Research/Areas of Interest:

Resource and Environmental Economics, Energy and Development, Water


  • PhD Resource and Environmental Economics, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, United States
  • BS Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, India


Ujjayant Chakravorty is Professor of Economics at Tufts University and Fellow at the Toulouse School of Economics and CESifo. He is co-editor of the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and associate editor of the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control . He was previously Professor and Canada Research Chair at the University of Alberta and has taught at Emory University and the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has worked on the economics of fossil fuels and clean energy, the effect of environmental regulation on energy prices and the economics of water resources. His current work involves estimating the economic benefit of reliable electricity in rural India, studying groundwater markets in India and China, the effect of US biofuel mandates on world food prices and poverty and the relationship between deforestation and household time allocation. He has been visiting professor at Sorbonne and the Graduate School of International Studies at Geneva. He has received research funding from NSF, NOAA, SSHRC and other agencies. His research has been published in mainstream academic journals including the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, Econometrica, Journal of Environmental Economics and Management and the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. He is on the Editorial Board of the journal Environmental Economics and Policy Studies and past associate editor for Resource and Energy Economics and Water Resources Research. He is Co-Editor of the book "India and Global Climate Change" published by Oxford University Press. Chakravorty has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from IIT Delhi and a PhD in Resource and Environmental Economics from the University of Hawaii/East-West Center.