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Dr. Nimai Das
Faculty Area: Environment and Developmental Economics
Dr. Nimai Das is currently Associate Professor of Environment and Developmental Economics at IIFM Bhopal. Before joining the institute, he was associated with several academia and policy research institutes like Institute of Economic Growth (Delhi University North Campus), Centre for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta (Eastern Regional Centre of Indian Council of Social Science Research), Presidency College Kolkata, Public Health Foundation of India (Indian Institute of Public Health Delhi), Amity University Noida and MRIIRS (Deemed University).
Prof. Das completed his Bachelor of Science with honours in Economics and minor in Mathematics and Physics from University of Calcutta. He is specialised in Econometrics and Statistics at postgraduate level from Rabindra Bharati, and doctorate in Environment and Development Economics from Centre for Economic Studies at erstwhile Presidency Collage (then under University of Calcutta) with UGC-NET and WB-SLET qualified research fellowship. He was also postdoctoral fellow at RBI Unit of Centre for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta and IDRC-TTI Unit of Institute of Economic Growth Delhi.
He is associated with teaching of economics about seventeen years comprising courses like Environmental Resource Economics, Forest Resource Economics, Economic Theories, Applied and Advanced Econometric Modelling, Public Economics and Policies. His areas of research interest are economics of environment and climate change, microeconometric modelling of environmental resources, quantitative economics and applied econometric modelling, public economic issues of subnational governments. He has significant research publications in some leading journals of economics with Elsevier, Oxford, Springer, Wiley, Routledge, Sage, etc. His special research covers Approach Paper of FAO-IGG/TEA (Intergovernmental Group) regarding Climate Change Implication (with Tea Board, GoI) and First-ever Estimate on Health Expenditure by NGOs for National Health Accounts (with NHSRC, GoI). He has been completed several research and consultancy projects funded by IDRC-TTI, USAID, SANEI-GDN, NTRF-GoI and WBIDC-GoWB. He also serves as the editorial referee for various international journals like Forest Policy and Economics (Elsevier), Natural Resource Research (Springer), Community Development (Routledge), International Journal of Rural Management (Sage), Geographical Journal (Wiley-Blackwell), Economic Change and Restructuring (Springer), Progress in Development Studies (Sage), etc.