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

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