- Professor and Head, Department of Economics, Jadavpur University
Dr Joyashree Roy is currently the Professor of Economics at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.
She initiated and coordinates the Global Change Programme at Jadavpur University which focuses on selected aspects of Climate Change research and beyond . She also directs the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) project on “Tradition, Social Change, and Sustainable Development: A Holistic Approach”. She was a Ford Foundation Post Doctoral Fellow in Environmental Economics at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California , USA.
She has been one of two coordinating Lead Authors of the Chapter 7 of the Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC), AR4, WGIII on “Climate Change 2007: Mitigation of Climate Change”. She was also part of the IPCC Fifth assessment cycle and the the Land Ocean Interactions of the Coastal Zone (LOICZ) steering committee.
She was involved in the preparation of the Stern Review Report, Global Energy Assessment and many other national and global efforts. In her independent research capacity, she has authored books and written over sixty articles in leading peer reviewed, professional journals and books.
Current research interests include the climate change economics; modelling energy demand; economy-wide modeling exercises for deriving policy implications; water quality demand modeling; water pricing; urban infrastructure development policy issues; sustainable indicator estimation; natural resource accounting; valuing environmental services; developmental and environmental issues relevant for informal sectors; and coastal ecosystem service evaluation.
She is also interested in multidisciplinary approaches to understanding development issues. She has travelled extensively for her extensive research collaborations and capacity building efforts in the field of resource, energy, environment and climate change.