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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.

The author's works below are drawn from the World Bank's institutional archives. You can also download other documents by this author.

World Bank Research Dataset

Deposit Insurance around the World: A Comprehensive Database
Policies and Institutions that Promote Saving: module 1 (National saving)

World Bank working papers and publications

1 .Cyclonic storm landfalls in Bangladesh, west Bengal and Odisha, 1877-2016 : a spatiotemporal analysis
2 .Mangroves as protection from storm surges in Bangladesh
3 .The socioeconomics of fish consumption and child health in Bangladesh
4 .Minimizing ecological damage from road improvement in tropical forests
5 .Impact of climate change and aquatic salinization on mangrove species and poor communities in the Bangladesh Sundarbans
6 .Mangroves as protection from storm surges in a changing climate
7 .Impact of climate change and aquatic salinization on fish habitats and poor communities in southwest coastal Bangladesh and Bangladesh Sundarbans
8 .Urban flooding of Greater Dhaka in a changing climate : building local resilience to disaster risk
9 .Drinking water salinity and infant mortality in coastal Bangladesh
10 .Climate change, groundwater salinization and road maintenance costs in coastal Bangladesh
11 .Climate change, soil salinity, and the economics of high-yield rice production in coastal Bangladesh
12 .Facing the hungry tide : climate change, livelihood threats, and household responses in coastal Bangladesh
13 .Protected areas and deforestation : new results from high resolution panel data
14 .River salinity and climate change : evidence from coastal Bangladesh
15 .Addressing household air pollution : a case study in rural Madagascar
16 .A resource allocation model for tiger habitat protection
17 .Sea-level rise and coastal wetlands : impacts and costs
18 .Vyaghranomics in space and time : estimating habitat threats for Bengal, Indochinese, Malayan and Sumatran tigers
19 .Health costs and benefits of ddt use in malaria control and prevention
20 .Climate proofing infrastructure in Bangladesh : the incremental cost of limiting future inland monsoon flood damage
21 .Adaptation to climate extremes in developing countries : the role of education
22 .Vulnerability of bangladesh to cyclones in a changing climate : potential damages and adaptation cost
23 .Sea-level rise and storm surges : a comparative analysis of impacts in developing countries
24 .Stockpiles of obsolete pesticides and cleanup priorities : a methodology and application for Tunisia
25 .Determinants of a digital divide in Sub-Saharan Africa : a spatial econometric analysis of cell phone coverage
26 .Improving indoor air quality for poor families : a controlled experiment in Bangladesh
27 .The impact of sea level rise on developing countries : a comparative analysis
28 .Firms' environmental performance : does news matter ?
29 .Health effects and pesticide perception as determinants of pesticide use : evidence from Bangladesh
30 .Pesticide traders' perception of health risks : evidence from Bangladesh
31 .Pesticide poisoning of farm workers : implications of blood test results from Vietnam
32 .Who suffers from indoor air pollution? evidence from Bangladesh
33 .Indoor air quality for poor families: new evidence from Bangladesh
34 .Is environmentally-friendly agriculture less profitable for farmers ? evidence on integrated pest management in Bangladesh
35 .Air pollution during growth : accounting for governance and vulnerability
36 .Disclosure of environmental violations and the stock market in the Republic of Korea
37 .How has environment mattered ? an analysis of World Bank resource allocation
38 .The Economics of Regional Poverty-Environment Programs: An Application for Lao People's Democratic Republic
39 .Measuring up - new directions for environmental programs at the World Bank
40 .The poverty/environment nexus in Cambodia and Lao People's Democratic Republic
41 .Policy reform, economic growth, and the digital divide - an econometric analysis
42 .Industrial environmental performance in China - the impact of inspections
43 .Opportunities for improving environmental compliance in Mexico
44 .Small manufacturing plants, pollution, and poverty : new evidence from Brazil and Mexico
45 .Accounting for toxicity risks in pollution control : does it matter?
46 .Capital markets responses to environmental performance in developing countries
47 .What improves environmental performance? evidence from Mexican industry
48 .Surviving success : policy reform and the future of industrial pollution in China
49 .Bending the rules : discretionary pollution control in China
50 .Citizen complaints as environmental indicators : evidence from China
51 .Japanese multinationals in Asia : capabilities and motivations
52 .Water pollution abatement by Chinese industry : cost estimates and policy implications
53 .The cross-section of stock returns : evidence from emerging markets
54 .Environmental regulation and development : a cross-country empirical analysis
55 .The World Bank economic review 9(1)

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