This book analyzes different perspectives around sustainable development, risk management and managing demand across various sectors in India. Diverse theories and analytical methods from various disciplines, as well as case studies, are brought together to present an in-depth study.
The book discusses the challenges of achieving sustainability, the role of quantitative research to assess current scenarios, and the role of policy making to bring improvements in the Indian context. It examines the socioeconomic ways of pursuing sustainable development in the areas of agriculture, climate change and energy; the environment and natural resources; health and society. It also analyzes important quantitative models for sustainability policy analysis and provides case studies to understand the practical implementations of the models.
This book will be a great reference manual that covers a whole gamut of analytical techniques that are useful for students, research scholars and practitioners of economics, environmental studies, development studies, sociology, South Asian studies and public policy, among others.
Table of Contents
List of Figures. List of Tables. List of Contributors. Introduction. Part 1: Agriculture 1. Risk and Risk Management in Agriculture 2. Assessment of Water Footprint under Wheat Cultivation in Uttar Pradesh 3. Productive Efficiency of Agricultural Sector in Uttar Pradesh 4. Agricultural Productivity in Bihar and its determinants Part 2: Energy & Climate Change 5. Indian Youth’s Willingness to Pay for Climate Change Policies: A Contingent Valuation Study 6. An Advance Methodology for Estimating the Elasticities and Rebound Effect 7. Index Decomposition Analysis of Energy Use in India 8. A Framework for Renewable Energy Policy Modelling: A Multi-State Model Part 3: Environment & Resources 9. Integrating Natural and Human Factors for Sustainable Development in Himachal Pradesh 10. An Input Output Approach to Study Environmental Impact 11. Investigating the Existence of Environmental Kuznets Curve (EKC) Hypothesis for South Asian Region 12. Coping with climate change: The case of water conservation structures in Eastern India Part 4: Health 13. Determinants of child survival at the household level: An insight of the method of Factor Analysis 14. Access to Drinking Water and the Health Outcome 15. Role of Information in Determining the Willingness to Pay for Health Insurance 16. Private and Public Dimensions to Infectious Disease Risks: A Case of Kolkata Part 5: Society & Policy 17. Analyzing the poverty situation in India: Using a multidimensional index approach 18. Values, Perception and the Quality of Life: An analytical Framework and Some Critical Observations from Sundarbans 19. Sustainability of Loan Waiver Programs in Uttar Pradesh 20. Using path analysis to build a sustainable transport service quality model. Index.
Tanika Chakraborty is Associate Professor of Economics at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Calcutta. She is also affiliated with IZA Bonn and CESifo Munich. Her research interests are in the areas of education, labor and development economics.
Deep Mukherjee is Associate Professor in Department of Economic Sciences at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur. His research interests are in the areas of agricultural economics and public policy.
Sarani Saha is Professor in the Department of Economic Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Her research interests are in the fields of labor economics and environmental economics.