Dr. Anubhab Pattanayak

Dr. Anubhab Pattanayak

Assistant Professor

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I am an Assistant Professor at the Madras School of Economics, Chennai. My training has been in the economics discipline. Research areas that primarily interest me include economics of global climate change, economics of adaptation, environmental economics and development economics. My interest is to empirically examine the various environmental and developmental aspects surrounding the issue of climate change, with a focus on developing countries using applied econometric tools. I am also interested in related fields of inquiry in economic philosophy and economics of sustainability. My doctoral research work has analyzed the impacts of climate change on Indian agriculture, focusing on the rice crop. I have also been involved in research work concerning the distributional issues related to climate change.  I was a Young Scientist (YSSP) at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in 2012.


Ph.D. in Economics, University of Madras, Chennai, 2017.

M. Sc. in Economics, Anna University, Chennai, 2008.

B. A. in Economics, Utkal University, Odisha, 2005.


You can find my CV here!



Pattanayak, A. and K. S. Kavi Kumar (2014). “Weather Sensitivity of Rice Yield: Evidence from India”, Climate Change Economics, 5(4), 1450011. 10.1142/S2010007814500110 (See Working paper version)

Pattanayak, A. and K. S. Kavi Kumar (2015). “Accounting for Impacts due to Climate Change in GHG Mitigation Burden Sharing”, Climate Policy, Vol. 15 (6). 724-742. 10.1080/14693062.2014.962468

Pattanayak, A. and K. S. Kavi Kumar (2020). “Does weather sensitivity of rice yield vary across sub-regions of a country? Evidence from Eastern and Southern India”, Journal of the Asia Pacific Economy. 10.1080/13547860.2020.1717300 (See Working paper version)

Book Chapters

Pattanayak, A. and K. S. Kavi Kumar (2016). “Climate Change Burden Sharing: A Re-appraisal of the Equity Debate”, In Prof. K. R. Shanmugam and Prof. K. S. Kavi Kumar (Eds.) Environment and Development: Essays in Honour of Dr. U. Sankar, Sage India Publications

Working Papers

Pattanayak, A. and K. S. Kavi Kumar (2019). “Fiscal Transfers, Natural Calamities and Partisan Politics – Evidence from India”, Madras School of Economics Working Paper No. 184, July

Pattanayak, A. and K. S. Kavi Kumar (2019). “Assessment of Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation: A Methodological Review and Application to Indian Agriculture”, Madras School of Economics Working Paper No. 183, July

Kavi Kumar, K. S., Pattanayak, A., Viswanathan, B., Chaturvedi, A. (2019). “Climate Risk and Rural India: Research and Policy Issues”, Madras School of Economics Working Paper No. 182, May

I have taught the following post-graduate (Masters) courses in Economics:
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Econometric Methods
  • Sustainable Development
  • Resource and Environmental Economics

Ongoing research work

"Distribution of Welfare due to Climate Change Impacts on Indian Agriculture", with L. R. Anneboina and K. S. Kavi Kumar

"Impact of Climate Change on Economic Growth: Evidence from India", with Medhavi Sandhani and K. S. Kavi Kumar