Dr. Bhagirath Behera

Country of current residence

India

Current position

Assistant Professor

Current institute employer

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur

Since

2006

Website current institute
Profession

Resource Economist

Specialisation

Resource and Environmental Economics, New Institutional Economics (NIE)

Degrees / expertise

M.Phil in Environmental Economics in First Class from University of Hyderabad in India, August 1998 to October 1999.

 

Master in Economics in First Class from University of Hyderabad in India June 1996 to June 1998.

Professional experience

I have worked in a number of research projects on environmental and natural resource economics as a project consultant at the Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS) in Hyderabad, India, from August 1999 to July 2002. The following research projects in which I was actively involved in the literature review, designing questionnaires, and data processing, analysis and final write up of the project reports.

 

1. Land Degradation in India: Extent, Costs and Determinants, funded by United Nation University, Tokyo.

2. Environmental Degradation in Andhra Pradesh: Market, Policy and Institutional Failure, funded by World Bank.

3. Watershed Management for Sustainable Agricultural Development in Andhra Pradesh, funded by Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India.

4. Revival of Traditional Water Systems for Sustainable Rural Livelihood: A case study of Tank Restoration Program in Andhra Pradesh, Funded by SPWD, New Delhi.

2009

Behera, B..  2009.  Explaining the Performance of State-Community Joint Forest Management in India.  Ecological Economics, 69 (1) : 177-185 .

2008

Behera, B..  2008.  Institutional Dynamics and Natural Resource Management: A study of JFM in Andhra Pradesh.  Journal of Rural Development, 27 (4) : 575-600 .

2007

Behera, B. and S. Engel.  2007.  How participatory are the Joint Forest Management (JFM) institutions in Andhra Pradesh, India.  In: Dinello, N and Popov, V (eds.): Political Institutions and Development: Failed Expectations and Renewed Hopes. Edward Elgar Publishing, UK. 

2006

Behera, B and S. Engel.  2006.  Institutional analysis of evolution of joint forest management in India: A new institutional economics approach.  Forest Policy and Economics, 8(4) : 350-365 .
Behera, B. and S. Engel.  2006.  Institutional Analysis of Evolution of Joint Forest Management (JFM) in India: A New Institutional Economics (NIE) Approach.  Forest Policy and Economics, 8(4) : 350-362 .
Reddy, V. R. and B. Behera.  2006.  Impact of water pollution on rural communities: an economic analysis.  Ecological Economics, 58(3) June : 520-537 .

2005

Behera, B.  2005.  Determinants of Sustainable Management of Natural Resources: The Case of Joint Forest Management (JFM) in India.  Doctoral thesis at  Faculty of Agriculture, University of Bonn.  Download [DOCX]
Further Information

2004

Behera, B.  2004.  Institutional Environment and Common Pool Resource (CPR) Management in India.  Asian Economic Review, 46 (2) .
Reddy, V. R. and B. Behera.  2004.  Integrating Institutional and Market Approaches: Collective Action Strategies for Water Management in South India.  .   Further Information

2002

Behera, B.  2002.  “Environment and Accountability: Impact of Industrial Pollution on Rural Communities”.  Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 36, No. 3 .

2001

Behera, B.  2001.  “Forest Degradation in India: Extent and Determinants”, (jointly).  Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol.56, No.4 .

Behera, B.  “Killing Fields: Life Savers and Externalities (A study of the impact of industrial pollution on rural communities in Andhra Pradesh), (Jointly), Working Paper No.40, Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad. 

Forthcoming

Behera, B..  Institutional Dynamics and Natural Resource Management: A study of socio-economic, institutional and ecological outcomes of Joint Forest Management in Andhra Pradesh.  submitted to Economic and Political Weekly, August, 2006, .

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Research themes
  • Health and sanitation
Research countries
  • India
Working groups

Natural Resource Management

Professional experience

I have worked in a number of research projects on environmental and natural resource economics as a project consultant at the Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS) in Hyderabad, India, from August 1999 to July 2002. The following research projects in which I was actively involved in the literature review, designing questionnaires, and data processing, analysis and final write up of the project reports.

 

1. Land Degradation in India: Extent, Costs and Determinants, funded by United Nation University, Tokyo.

2. Environmental Degradation in Andhra Pradesh: Market, Policy and Institutional Failure, funded by World Bank.

3. Watershed Management for Sustainable Agricultural Development in Andhra Pradesh, funded by Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India.

4. Revival of Traditional Water Systems for Sustainable Rural Livelihood: A case study of Tank Restoration Program in Andhra Pradesh, Funded by SPWD, New Delhi.

Degrees

M.Phil in Environmental Economics in First Class from University of Hyderabad in India, August 1998 to October 1999.

 

Master in Economics in First Class from University of Hyderabad in India June 1996 to June 1998.

Doctoral research funded by

BMZ via DAAD & GTZ

Bhagirath Behera

Former Junior Researcher

Former Department:
ZEF B: Department of Economic and Technological Change