Kakali Mukhopadhyay

Senior Associate (Academic and Research)

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Dr. Mukhopadhyay, a Senior Associate (Academic and Research) at the Agricultural Economics Program under the Department of Natural Resource Sciences at McGill University earned her Master’s in Economics from Kanpur University, India and M.Phil. and Ph.D. in economics with a specialization in energy and environment from Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India. Prior to joining McGill in 2007, she has been a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and subsequently a faculty at the Center for Development and Environmental Policy, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta and Madras School of Economics, Chennai, India.

Her research has focused on Energy and Environment, Trade and Environment, Air Pollution and Health, Economics of Health, Regional Economic Integration and R and D.

She has received number of international fellowships and awards by the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Indo-Dutch program, and the Ford Foundation. She was a Post-doctoral/ Visiting Fellow at the Faculty of Business Management, Oulu University (Finland); Stockholm Environment Institute (Sweden); the SOM Research School-Groningen University(the Netherlands), UNU MERIT-Maastricht University (the Netherlands); and the School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand). She was also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the De La Salle University, Manila.

Dr. Mukhopadhyay has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals of international repute. She has authored five books in various fields of energy, environmental pollution and trade. Dr. Mukhopadhyay completed several studies on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme, Shastri-Indo Canadian Institute, Public Health Agency of Canada, Agriculture and Agri Food Canada, Biofuel-Net, West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency, Indian Council of Social Science Research, and South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics.


PhD (Energy and Environmental Economics), Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India 2001
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Development and Environment Policy, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Calcutta, India ,2001-2003
Postdoctoral Research Fellow/Visiting Fellow, Faculty of Economics and Industrial Management, Oulu University, Finland, and Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden 2001
Visiting Fellow, SOM Research School, Groningen University, the Netherlands 2003
Visiting Fellow, UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University, the Netherlands,2003
Postdoctoral Research Fellow /Visiting Fellow, School of Environmental Resource and Development, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand ,2004-5
Distinguished Visiting Professor, De la Salle University, 2014

Awards and Recognitions

World Bank, EEOFC, Environment Economics Overseas Visit Fellowship Committee 2000 (under World Bank aided Capacity Building Project).
World Bank, EEOFC, Environment Economics Overseas Visit Fellowship Committee 2001 (under World Bank aided Capacity Building Project).
Asian Development Bank, 2002 (Bren School of Environmental Science and Management, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA).
IDPAD (Indo Dutch programme on Alternative Development) fellowship 2003.
Honorary Fellow, International Energy Foundation at Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2004.
Ford foundation fellowship (2004-5)

Active Affiliations

International Input-output Association (IIOA) 
GTAP –Global Trade Analysis Project

Research Interests

Energy Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, International Trade and Environment, Regional Economic Integration, Air pollution and Health, Nutrition and Health, Innovation and R& D, Input-Output Modeling, Global CGE modeling


View a list of current publications

Selected Publications


Mukhopadhyay, K (2002) Energy Consumption Changes And CO2 Emissions In India, Allied Publishers Pvt. Limited, New Delhi. . ISBN: 81-7764-333-9

Mukhopadhyay, K (2007) Trade and Environment in Thailand: An Emerging Economy, Serials Publication, New Delhi. ISBN: 8183870902

Mukhopadhyay, K (2008) Air Pollution in India and its Impact on the Health of Different Income Groups, Nova Science Publishers, New York, ISBN: 978-1-60456-935-3

Mukhopadhyay, K and Paul J. Thomassin (2010) Economic and Environmental Impact of Free Trade in East and South East Asia, Springer, the Netherlands, ISBN: 978-90-481-3506-6.

Chakraborty, D and K. Mukhopadhyay (2014) Water pollution and Abatement Policy in India: A Study from an Economic Perspective, Springer, the Netherlands, ISBN: 978-94-017-8928-8

Selected Peer-reviewed Journals

Mukhopadhyay, K & D. Chakraborty. (1999). India’s Energy Consumption Changes During 1973-74 to 1991-92, Economic Systems Research, 2(4):423-437

Mukhopadhyay, K & D Chakraborty. (2000). Economic Reforms & Energy Consumption Changes in India: A Structural Decomposition Analysis, Artha Vigyana, XLII (4):305-324

Mukhopadhyay, K. (2001). An Empirical Analysis of the Sources of CO2 emission Changes in India during 1973-74 to 1996-97, Asian Journal of energy and environment, 2(3-4): 231-269

Mukhopadhyay, K & D. Chakraborty. (2002). Economic Reforms, Energy Consumption Changes and CO2 Emission in India: A Structural Decomposition Analysis, Asia Pacific Development Journal, 9 (2): 107-129

Mukhopadhyay,K. (2002). A Structural Decomposition Analysis of Air Pollution from Fossil Fuel Combustion in India, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 18(5):486-497

Mukhopadhyay, K. (2002). Climate Change, Environmental Pollution and Prospect of Sustainable Development in India, Journal of Economics, published by An Annual Journal of the  Department of Economics with Rural Development, Vidyasagar University, India, December:23-44

Mukhopadhyay, K (2003) Climate Change: An Indian Perspective, Indian Journal of Economics, Issue no 330, January: 305-330.

Mukhopadhyay, K. (2003). An Empirical Relationship between Information and Energy in the Indian Economy during 1973-74 to 1996-97: Further evidence on Maxwell's Demon, ANVESAK, July - December, 33 (2): 104-116.

Bandyopadhyay, S & K. Mukhopadhyay (2004). Economic Analysis of Environmental Problems in Textile Dyeing Units: A Case Study of Ranaghat, West Bengal, International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 21(5):481-497.

Mukhopadhyay, K. (2004). An Assessment of Biomass Gasification Based Power Plant in the Sunderbans, Biomass and Bioenergy: An International Journal, 27(3): 253-264.

Mukhopadhyay, K. (2004). A Study on the impact of trade with EU on CO2 emissions in India during 1990s’, IDPAD (Indo-Dutch Program on Alternative Development), Vol. II (1), January –June: 27-34.

Mukhopadhyay, K & D Chakraborty. (2004). Energy Consumption Changes and CO2 Emission in India during reforms, Journal of Quantitative Economics, 2(1): 55-87.

Mukhopadhyay K. (2004). Impact of Liberalized Trade on Energy Use and Environment in India, Journal of Environment Ecology and Management, 1(1): 75-104

Mukhopadhyay K, D. Chakraborty. (2005). Are Indian Industries more Energy Intensive?, Energy Fuel User's Journal, 55(2): 38-45.

Mukhopadhyay, K, S. Bhattacharya & D Chakraborty. (2005). Sustainable Industrial Development in Urban Areas of West Bengal: A Case Study of Durgapur, International Journal of Environment and Development, 2(1): 123-139.

Mukhopadhyay, K. (2005). The Pollution Haven Hypothesis: Some Empirical Evidence from Thailand, 1980-2000, International Journal of Environment and Development, 2(2): 219-238.

Mukhopadhyay, K & D Chakraborty. (2005). Environmental Impacts of Trade in India, International Trade Journal, 19(2): 135-163.

Mukhopadhyay, K & O. Forssell. (2005). An Empirical Investigation of Air Pollution from Fossil Fuel Combustion and Its Impact on Health in India during 1973-74 to 1996-97, Ecological Economics, 55(2):235-250.

Mukhopadhyay, K & D. Chakraborty. (2005). Is Liberalisation of Trade Good for the Environment? Evidence from India, Asia Pacific Development Journal, UN ESCAP, 12(1):109-136.

Mukhopadhyay, K. (2006). Impact of Thailand’s Trade with OECD Countries on the Environment, Asia Pacific Trade and Investment Review, UN ESCAP,2(1):25-45.

Mukhopadhyay, K & D Chakraborty. (2006). Pollution Haven and Factor Endowment Revisited: Evidence from India, Journal of Quantitative Economics, 18(1):111-132.

Dietzenbacher, E. & K. Mukhopadhyay. (2007). Testing the Pollution Haven Hypothesis: Towards a Green Leontief Paradox? Environment and Resource Economics, 36(4):427-449

Mukhopadhyay,K &  S. Bhattacharjya. (2007). Estimation of Abatement Cost of Air Pollution in Durgapur City of West Bengal, ANVESAK, 37(2):22-39.

Mukhopadhyay,K, P.J. Thomassin & D. Chakraborty. (2008). Impact of ASEAN+ 3 Trade Agreements on the South Asian Economy : An Analysis in GTAP framework, Foreign trade Review Quarterly Journal of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, XLIII( 1) April –June:3-26:

Mukhopadhyay, K. (2008). Air pollution and Income Distribution in India, Asia Pacific Development Journal, UNESCAP 15(1):35-64.

Mukhopadhyay, K & P. J. Thomassin. (2008). Economic Impact of East and Southeast Asian FTAs, Asia Pacific Trade and Investment Review, UNESCAP 4(2): 57-82.

Chakraborty, D., S. Datta, P. Malik, S. Maity, K. Mukhopadhyay. (2008). Water Pollution Generation and Abatement Costs in Selected Industries of West Bengal, International Journal of Environment and Development, 1:23-66.

Mukhopadhyay, K. (2009). Trade and the Environment: Implications for Climate Change Decision, 36(3):83-102.

Mukhopadhyay, K & P. J. Thomassin. (2010). Impact of Regional Economic Integration in East and South-East Asia, International Economic Journal, 24(2): 125–153.

Gumilang, H, Mukhopadhyay, K & P. J. Thomassin. (2011). Economic and Environmental Impacts of Trade Liberalization: The Case of Indonesia, Economic Modelling, 28:1030-1041.

Mukhopadhyay, K & P. J. Thomassin. (2011). Macroeconomic Effects of the Ethanol Biofuel Sector in Canada, Biomass and Bioenergy, An International Journal, 35:2822-2838.

Mukhopadhyay, K. (2011). Air Pollution and Household Income Distribution In India: Pre and Post‐ Reform (1983‐1984 to 2006‐2007), The Journal of Energy and Development, 35 (2) :315-339.

Mukhopadhyay,K & P. J. Thomassin. (2012). Impact of East Asian Free trade on the Environment-A GTAP Exercise, The Asian Economic Review, 54(1):19-48.

Mukhopadhyay, K. (2012). Energy Consumption and GHG Emissions in India: Analysis in Input-Output Framework, Artha Vigyanan, LIV (2):197-227.

Mukhopadhyay, K & P. J. Thomassin. (2012). Economic Impact of Adopting Healthy Diet in Canada, Journal of Public Health, 20:639-652.

Mukhopadhyay, K, P. J. Thomassin, D. Chakraborty. (2012). Economic Impact of Freer Trade in Latin America and the Caribbean: A GTAP Analysis, Latin American Journal of Economics, 49(2):147-183.

Chakraborty, D. P. Sengupta and K. Mukhopadhyay. (2014). Impact of National Food Security Act on Indian Economy: Application of Modified Leontief and Ghosh Model, Artha Vigyanan, March LVI(1):125-146.

Mukhopadhyay K. (2014). The Energy and Environmental Impacts of Free trade Agreements in the ASEAN Region Using a Global CGE Model, ESI Bulletin, 7(2):6-8.

Bhattacharya, B and K. Mukhopadhyay. (2015). A Comprehensive Economic Partnership between India and Japan: Impact, Prospects and Challenges, Journal of Asian Economics, 39:94-107.

Selected Working Paper / Conference Proceedings / Occasional Papers

Mukhopadhyay, K. (2005). Impact of Liberalised Trade on Energy Use and CO2 Emissions in India, CDEP Occasional Paper 05, March, IIMC India.

Mukhopadhyay, K (2006) Trade Liberalisation and the Environment: Evidence from India, Conference proceedings of the Indo-Dutch Programme on Alternatives in Development (IDPAD) End-phase Symposium: ‘India’s Development: Even or uneven? (Reflections on Development Theory and Practice) jointly published by ICSSR, New Delhi and ISS, The Hague, Netherlands.

Mukhopadhyay,K and S. Bhattacharjya. (2006). Estimation of Marginal Abatement Cost of Air Pollution in Durgapur City of West Bengal, Working Paper #  13/2006, Madras School of Economics, Chennai, India. 

Dasgupta P., A. Ghosh, D. Chakraborty and K. Mukhopadhyay. (2012).  Factor Content  of  India’s  Foreign Trade with Developed and Developing Regions, Working paper 519, Forum for Research in Empirical International Trade, December.

Bhattacharyay B. N. and K. Mukhopadhyay. (2013). Economy Wide Impact of the Trade Integration between Japan and India: A Computable General Equilibrium Analysis, CESifo Working Paper No. 4557, Centre for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute, December, www.cesifo.org/wp.

Book Chapters

Mukhopadhyay, K. (2006). A Review of the Socio-Economic and Environmental Benefits of Biomass Gasification Based Power Plant: Lessons from India, in edited volume of Progress in Biomass and Bioenergy Research, edited by Steven F. Warnmer, Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA.

Mukhopadhyay, K.  (2006). The Case of Electrical and Electronic Equipment:, Commentaries by experts in Chapter 2, UNCTAD Trade and Environment Review, 133-136 United Nations, New York and Geneva, 2006.

Mukhopadhyay, K, and P. J. Thomassin. (2015). Estimating Macroeconomic Impacts with Computational General Equilibrium Modeling –Chapter 2 In Applying Modeling to Improve Health and Economic Policy Decisions in the Americas: The Case of Non-communicable Diseases Edited by Branka Legetic and Michele Cecchini, Washington DC. PAHO-WHO-OECD.

Book Reviews

Bandyopadhyay, J., and K. Mukhopadhyay. (2002). Review of Soederbaum, P. (1999) ‘Ecological Economics’ (London: Earthscan), Journal of Industrial Ecology, 5(4):117-118.

Mukhopadhyay, K.  (2004) Review of Michael T. Rock (2001) ‘Pollution Control in East Asia: Lessons from Newly Industrializing Economy’ (Resources For the Future, Washington, DC 2001, 197 pp), Journal of Industrial Ecology, 8(4):211-213.