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 .Vulnerability of bangladesh to cyclones in a changing climate : potential damages and adaptation cost
2 .Sea-level rise and storm surges : a comparative analysis of impacts in developing countries
3 .Stockpiles of obsolete pesticides and cleanup priorities : a methodology and application for Tunisia
4 .Determinants of a digital divide in Sub-Saharan Africa : a spatial econometric analysis of cell phone coverage
5 .Improving indoor air quality for poor families : a controlled experiment in Bangladesh
6 .The impact of sea level rise on developing countries : a comparative analysis
7 .Firms' environmental performance : does news matter ?
8 .Health effects and pesticide perception as determinants of pesticide use : evidence from Bangladesh
9 .Pesticide traders' perception of health risks : evidence from Bangladesh
10 .Pesticide poisoning of farm workers : implications of blood test results from Vietnam
11 .Who suffers from indoor air pollution? evidence from Bangladesh
12 .Indoor air quality for poor families: new evidence from Bangladesh
13 .Is environmentally-friendly agriculture less profitable for farmers ? evidence on integrated pest management in Bangladesh
14 .Air pollution during growth : accounting for governance and vulnerability
15 .Disclosure of environmental violations and the stock market in the Republic of Korea
16 .The Economics of Regional Poverty-Environment Programs: An Application for Lao People's Democratic Republic
17 .Measuring up - new directions for environmental programs at the World Bank
18 .The poverty/environment nexus in Cambodia and Lao People's Democratic Republic
19 .Incomplete enforcement of pollution regulation : bargaining power of Chinese factories
20 .Policy reform, economic growth, and the digital divide - an econometric analysis
21 .Opportunities for improving environmental compliance in Mexico
22 .Small manufacturing plants, pollution, and poverty : new evidence from Brazil and Mexico
23 .Accounting for toxicity risks in pollution control : does it matter?
24 .Bending the rules : discretionary pollution control in China