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Susmita Dasgupta

Lead Environmental Economist

SUSMITA DASGUPTA is a�Lead Environmental�Economist in the Sustainable Rural and Urban Development Team of the Development Research Group with a specialization in empirical research. Her current research focus is on environmental management in developing countries. Ms. Dasgupta has done extensive analysis on health hazards of pollution, poverty/ environment nexus, setting priorities in pollution control, estimation of pollution abatement cost, cost effective regulations, monitoring and enforcement of regulations, informational approaches to pollution control, and cleaner production alternatives. She has conducted research activities in Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Cuba, India, Iran, Lao PDR, Mexico, Vietnam and has published numerous articles on issues�related to development and environment.�Before joining the Bank in 1992, she taught at American University and State University of New York at Albany. She holds a B. Sc from Presidency College, India; an M. Sc. from University of Calcutta, India; an M. Sc. and a Ph. D. in economics from the State University of New York at Albany.

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World Bank working papers and publications

1 .Mangroves as protection from storm surges in Bangladesh
2 .The socioeconomics of fish consumption and child health in Bangladesh
3 .Minimizing ecological damage from road improvement in tropical forests
4 .Impact of climate change and aquatic salinization on mangrove species and poor communities in the Bangladesh Sundarbans
5 .Mangroves as protection from storm surges in a changing climate
6 .Impact of climate change and aquatic salinization on fish habitats and poor communities in southwest coastal Bangladesh and Bangladesh Sundarbans
7 .Urban flooding of Greater Dhaka in a changing climate : building local resilience to disaster risk
8 .Drinking water salinity and infant mortality in coastal Bangladesh
9 .Climate change, groundwater salinization and road maintenance costs in coastal Bangladesh
10 .Climate change, soil salinity, and the economics of high-yield rice production in coastal Bangladesh
11 .Facing the hungry tide : climate change, livelihood threats, and household responses in coastal Bangladesh
12 .Protected areas and deforestation : new results from high resolution panel data
13 .River salinity and climate change : evidence from coastal Bangladesh
14 .Addressing household air pollution : a case study in rural Madagascar
15 .A resource allocation model for tiger habitat protection
16 .Sea-level rise and coastal wetlands : impacts and costs
17 .Vyaghranomics in space and time : estimating habitat threats for Bengal, Indochinese, Malayan and Sumatran tigers
18 .Health costs and benefits of ddt use in malaria control and prevention
19 .Climate proofing infrastructure in Bangladesh : the incremental cost of limiting future inland monsoon flood damage
20 .Adaptation to climate extremes in developing countries : the role of education
21 .Vulnerability of bangladesh to cyclones in a changing climate : potential damages and adaptation cost
22 .Sea-level rise and storm surges : a comparative analysis of impacts in developing countries
23 .Stockpiles of obsolete pesticides and cleanup priorities : a methodology and application for Tunisia
24 .Determinants of a digital divide in Sub-Saharan Africa : a spatial econometric analysis of cell phone coverage
25 .Improving indoor air quality for poor families : a controlled experiment in Bangladesh
26 .The impact of sea level rise on developing countries : a comparative analysis
27 .Firms' environmental performance : does news matter ?
28 .Health effects and pesticide perception as determinants of pesticide use : evidence from Bangladesh
29 .Pesticide traders' perception of health risks : evidence from Bangladesh
30 .Pesticide poisoning of farm workers : implications of blood test results from Vietnam
31 .Who suffers from indoor air pollution? evidence from Bangladesh
32 .Indoor air quality for poor families: new evidence from Bangladesh
33 .Is environmentally-friendly agriculture less profitable for farmers ? evidence on integrated pest management in Bangladesh
34 .Air pollution during growth : accounting for governance and vulnerability
35 .Disclosure of environmental violations and the stock market in the Republic of Korea
36 .How has environment mattered ? an analysis of World Bank resource allocation
37 .The Economics of Regional Poverty-Environment Programs: An Application for Lao People's Democratic Republic
38 .Measuring up - new directions for environmental programs at the World Bank
39 .The poverty/environment nexus in Cambodia and Lao People's Democratic Republic
40 .Policy reform, economic growth, and the digital divide - an econometric analysis
41 .Industrial environmental performance in China - the impact of inspections
42 .Opportunities for improving environmental compliance in Mexico
43 .Small manufacturing plants, pollution, and poverty : new evidence from Brazil and Mexico
44 .Accounting for toxicity risks in pollution control : does it matter?
45 .Capital markets responses to environmental performance in developing countries
46 .What improves environmental performance? evidence from Mexican industry
47 .Surviving success : policy reform and the future of industrial pollution in China
48 .Bending the rules : discretionary pollution control in China
49 .Citizen complaints as environmental indicators : evidence from China
50 .Japanese multinationals in Asia : capabilities and motivations
51 .Water pollution abatement by Chinese industry : cost estimates and policy implications
52 .The cross-section of stock returns : evidence from emerging markets
53 .Environmental regulation and development : a cross-country empirical analysis
54 .The World Bank economic review 9(1)




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