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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