Kakali Mukhopadhyay

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Associate Professor

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Research Statement

My research areas are primarily focused on investigating the intriguing process of interplay and integration in the environment-economy sub-system to unravel underlying concerns and suggest appropriate solutions for the well-being of society. The solutions based out of my policy analysis have been able to draw attention from relevant academia of eminence at the national and international levels.

Research Specialisation

Sustainable Energy Models, Green Energy and Economics with Renewables, Sustainable Resource Utilisation to meet SDG Targets, Food-Water-Energy Nexus, International Trade and its Impact on Environment, Application of advanced macroeconomic modelling such as Input-Output Modelling, Global CGE modelling-GTAP, Energy-Economy-Environment (E3) Models at Regional Level, Pollution and Health, Nutrition and Health: Exploring Linkages, Innovation and R&D, Global Value Chains (GVCs) etc.


  • M.Phil. (Energy Economics), Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India
  • Ph.D (Energy and Environmental Economics), Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India
  • Postdoctoral research fellow, Centre for Development and Environment Policy, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, Calcutta, India
  • Post-doctoral research fellow/Visiting Fellow, Faculty of Economics and Industrial Management, Oulu University, Finland, and Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow/ Visiting Fellow, SOM Research School, Groningen University, the Netherlands & UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
  • Post-doctoral research fellow /Ford Foundation fellow, School of Environmental Resource and Development, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand

Awards and Recognitions

· Awards have been granted by the World Bank, EEOFC, Environment Economics Overseas Visit Fellowship Committee (under World Bank aided Capacity Building Project) 2000.

· Awards have been granted by the World Bank, EEOFC, Environment Economics Overseas Visit Fellowship Committee (under World Bank aided Capacity Building Project) 2001.

· Received a fellowship granted by the Asian Development Bank, Manila 2002- Visited the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

· Received an IDPAD (Indo-Dutch Program on Alternative Development) fellowship under the Exchange of Scholars visit in 2003.

· Awarded as an Honorary Fellow, International Energy Foundation at Calgary, Alberta, Canada, January 2004.

· Received Ford Foundation fellowship (2004-05) Sponsored by Ford Foundation under the Asian Scholarship Foundation.

· Received Presidential International Fellowship Award for Professor announced by the Government of China, 2017

· Received National Education Awards in India for Best Professor in Energy & Environmental Economics 2017, 2018.

· Awarded for outstanding contribution in Reviewing for the Journal “Energy”, Elsevier, Amsterdam, the Netherlands (Elsevier Reviewer Recognition) 2017, 2018.

Active Affiliations

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


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E3-India Model https://www.e3indiamodel.com/

I have been a senior advisor of the E3-India Model, a state-level economy, energy, and environment model of India, in collaboration with the Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP), Vermont, USA and Cambridge Econometrics, UK. In this capacity, I undertook the database development, compilation and validation of regional Input-Output (I-O) tables for 32 states and union territories for the first time in India, which has immense significance for policy formulation.

While it is widely acknowledged that policy intervention at the sub-national level is pivotal to quantifying the direct and indirect benefits and their distribution across states, economic sectors and income groups, no comprehensive tool was available to conduct the regional policy impact assessment studies. To this end, in 2016, RAP contacted me for the ambitious E3-India project to provide high-level inputs and lead the India team for the regional I-O construction.

E3-India is an integrated macro-econometric dynamic simulation model based on the Keynes-Leontief-Klein (KLK) framework for evidence-based policymaking in India. Developed with transparency and ease of access in mind, the model helps policymakers understand the implications of the country’s energy transition and the distribution of the benefits and costs across states. The E3-India model is based on a long tradition of modelling tools that can be traced back to the work of the Cambridge Growth Projects at the University of Cambridge in the 1960s.

The findings of this work were presented at various international conferences at Glasgow, MIT, and Cambridge. This work culminated in my latest book, “Economy-Wide Assessment of Regional Policies in India: Applications of E3 India Model”, published in December 2021 by Palgrave Macmillan, USA. The book explains how the state economies interact with their energy demands and supplies at a detailed sectoral level. It includes a range of sectoral analyses covering agriculture & food, the digital economy, automobiles, capital goods and energy. The combination of this book and the E3-India model provides a solid platform for developing a low-carbon, sustainable pathway to future prosperity in India which is of interest for researchers and policymakers alike.

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