If you do not have access to a paper below, you can
e-mail me (som [at] isid.ac.in).
“Biogas: Clean energy access with low-cost mitigation of global warming.” With Randall Bluffstone. Environmental and Resource Economics. 62: 265–277. October 2015.
“Conserving forests for biodiversity - status and trends from the global forest resource assessment 2015.” With David Morales-Hidalgo and Sonja N. Oswalt. Forest Ecology and Management. 352: 68-77. September 2015.
“Are embankments a good flood-control strategy? A case study on the Kosi river.” Water Policy. (2013), 15: 75-88.
“The Demographics of Cooperation: Evidence from a field
experiment in the Himalayas.” With Sujoy Chakravarty, Carine Sebi, and
E. Theophilus. Journal of Economics and Management, (2013), 9(2):231-269.
of Biometric Identification-based transfers with Arka Roy
Chaudhuri, Economic and Political Weekly,
46(21): 77-80, May 21, 2011.
Information on Environmental Quality in Developing Countries. Review of
Environmental Economics and Policy, 4(2): 275-292, Summer 2010.
Do We Expect from an International Climate Agreement? A Perspective
from a Low-income Country in Joseph Aldy and Robert
Stavins (Eds), Climate Change Policy Beyond
Kyoto, Cambridge University Press, 2009.
change: Challenges facing India's poor with Rohini
Somanathan, Economic and Political Weekly,
44(31): 51-58, August 1, 2009. (Erratum: The labels in Figure 3a are
for cost-effective conservation with R. Prabhakar and B.S. Mehta, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the
USA, 106(11): 4143-4147, March 17, 2009. Download the data and programs
for this paper.
and the Demand for Environmental Quality: Survey Evidence on Drinking
Water in Urban India with Jyotsna Jalan and
Chaudhuri, Environment and Development
Economics, 14(6): 665-692, December 2009. Download the data.
Discrimination in an
Elite Labour Market? Job Placements at the Indian Institute of
Management - Ahmedabad with Sujoy Chakravarty, the Economic and Political Weekly, 43(44):
45-50, November 1, 2008.
of Being Informed: Experimental Evidence on Demand for Environmental
Quality with Jyotsna
Jalan, Journal of Development Economics,
87(1): 14-28, August 2008. Download the questionnaires,
data, and programs for this paper.
pp. 32-35 in the Oxford Companion to Economics in India,
edited by Kaushik Basu, Oxford University Press, 2007.
Action for Forest Conservation: Does Heterogeneity Matter? with R.
Prabhakar and B.S. Mehta, pp. 234-245 in Inequality, Cooperation, and Environmental
Sustainability edited by Jean-Marie Baland, Pranab
Bardhan and Samuel Bowles, Princeton University Press, November 2006.
Degraded are Himalayan Forests? with R. Prabhakar and B.S. Mehta, Current Science, 91(1): 61-67, July 10,
and our response, 92(4): 418-420, February 25, 2007. Training sites
used for image classification in the paper are available on the India
marginal value of water and the elasticity of demand for water in
agriculture, with R. Ravindranath, Economic
and Political Weekly, 41(26): 2712-2715, June 30-July 7,
Policy Instruments in Developing Countries with Thomas Sterner, pp.
217-244 in Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability:
New Policy Options, edited by Ramon Lopez and Michael A.
Toman, Oxford University Press, June 2006.
Simple Model of Collective Action with Rajiv Sethi, Economic Development and Cultural Change,
54(3): 725-747, April 2006.
Equally: Distributional Weights for Welfare Analysis. Economics Letters, 90:122-125, January
and Environmental Policy, in Environment, Inequality, and Collective Action,
edited by Marcello Basili, Maurizio Franzini, and Alessandro Vercelli,
Routledge: New York, January 2006.
Compliance and Strong Reciprocity, with Rajiv Sethi, pp. 229-250
in Moral Sentiments and Material Interests: The
Foundations of Cooperation in Economic Life edited by
Herbert Gintis, Samuel Bowles, Robert Boyd, and Ernst Fehr, MIT Press,
Evolution of Honesty, with Paul H. Rubin, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization,
54(1): 1-17, May 2004.
we learn from Cultural Group Selection and Co-evolutionary Models?"
with Rajiv Sethi, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization,
53(1): 105-108, January 2004.
Reciprocity with Rajiv
Sethi, in the Journal of Economic
Behavior and Organization, 50(1): 1-27, January 2003.
Growth Ease Class Conflict? in Economics
and Politics, March 2002, 14(1): 65-81.
Local Government: Lessons from Europe in the Economic and Political Weekly, October 13,
2001, 36(41), pp 3935-40.
Evolution and Reciprocity with Rajiv
Sethi in the Journal of Economic Theory,
as Factors of Production: An Evolutionary Analysis with Paul H. Rubin in
Managerial and Decision Economics,
Stability of Pure-Strategy Equilibria in Finite Games in Games and Economic Behavior,
The Evolution of
Social Norms in Common Property Resource Use with Rajiv Sethi in the American Economic Review, September 1996,
Property Rights and Incentives
in Central Himalaya in the Economic and
Political Weekly, January 26,1991, 26(4), Political Economy
"Understanding India's Economic Growth." Review of Pulapre Balakrishnan's Economic Growth in India: History and Prospect. Economic and
Political Weekly, March 19,2011, 46(12), 29-31.