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Prof. Ranjan Kumar Ghosh

Centre for Management in Agriculture

Educational Qualifications

 
Ph. D. Economics, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany (2014)
Visiting Scholar, Ostrom Workshop, Indiana University Bloomington, US (2013)
M.Sc. Economics, Madras School of Economics (MSE), Chennai, India (2007)  
B.A. Economics, Ramjas College, University of Delhi, India (2004)
 

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Management (IIM) – Ahmedabad, March, 2017 – present
Forskare (eq. Assistant Professor), Department of Economics, SLU Uppsala, Sweden (2016-17)
Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Economics, SLU Uppsala, Sweden (2014-16)
Research Associate, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi (2008-09) 
 

Professional Affiliation

Associate Fellow, WINS, Humboldt University Berlin
Alumni, The Ronald Coase Institute (RCI)
Member, The World Interdisciplinary Network for Institutional Research (WINIR)
Member, International Society for New Institutional Economics (ISNIE)
Ex-Economist, Citigroup Global Services, Mumbai  
Consultant, Global Soil Governance, IASS, Potsdam, Germany

 

Teaching

Year Modules
2018

Rural Social and Institutional Environment (RuSIE): PGP I - Term III, IIM Ahmedabad  

Managing Sustainability: PGP II - Term VI, IIM Ahmedabad

2017

Value Chain Management - Applications in Agribusiness (VCM): PGP II - Term V, IIM Ahmedabad

Agro-food Value Chain Management and Development: FPM (PhD eq.) - Term II, IIM Ahmedabad

Agricultural Management (AM-2): FPM (PhD eq.) - Term IV, IIM Ahmedabad

2016

Econometrics and Programming - Bachelor's, SLU Uppsala

2015

Economics of Agri-food Value Chains - Master's, SLU Uppsala

Empirical Industrial Organization in Agri-Food Sector - PhD, SLU Uppsala

2012-14

Climate and Energy Management - Master's, Humboldt University Berlin

Institutional Economics and Political Economy - Master's, Humboldt University Berlin

 

Peer-reviewed

Year Articles
2018

Environmental consequences of introducing genetically modified soy feed in Sweden (with Eriksson et al.), Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 176, pp. 46-53, 2018 [Click here]

The tree structure - A general framework for food waste quantification in food services (with Eriksson et al.), Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Vol. 130, pp. 140-151, 2018 [Click here]

2017

Are small firms willing to pay for improved power supply? Evidence from a contingent valuation study in India (with Y. Goyal, J. Rommel and J. Sagebiel), Energy Policy, Vol. 109, pp. 659-665, 2017 [Click here]

Rehabilitation myths? How transaction costs reduce farmer welfare after land acquisition (with V. Patil), Journal of South Asian Development, Vol 12 (1), pp. 1-17, 2017 [Click here]

Take-back agreements in the perspective of food waste generation at the supplier-retailer interface (with M. Eriksson, L. Mattsson and A. Istamov), Resources, Conservation and Recycling, Vol. 122, pp. 83-93, 2017 [Click here]

The role of access mechanisms in effective rehabilitation of displaced farmers due to development projects (with Vikram Patil and Vinish Kathuria), Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 53 (4), pp. 548-564, 2017 [Click here]

2016

Modeling transaction costs for a sustainable energy policy: A review and illustration, in ‘Economic Modeling, Analysis and Policy for Sustainability'. Eds. Anandajit Goswami and Arabinda Mishra, IGI Global, 2016 (Book Chapter)  [Click here]

The effect of regulatory governance on efficiency of thermal power generation in India: A stochastic frontier analysis (with Vinish Kathuria), Energy Policy, Vol. 89, pp. 11-24, 2016 [Click here]

2015Gas based power generation in India: Lessons from a transaction cost analysis (with Vinish Kathuria), Energy Strategy Reviews, Vol. 8, pp. 1-7, 2015 [Click here]
2014

The transaction costs driving captive power generation: Evidence from India (with Vinish Kathuria), Energy Policy, Vol. 75, pp. 179-188, 2014 [Click here]

2012

Costing adaptation to climate change impacts in forest ecosystems: A case study with experiences from India (with E.Ojea, B.B. Agarwal and P.K. Joshi), International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management, Vol. 4, Issue 3, pp. 323-341, 2012 [Click here]

Setting targets for costing ecosystem adaptation (with E. Ojea, B.B. Agarwal, P.K. Joshi and Anil Markandya), The International Journal of Ecological Economics and Statistics, Vol.24, Issue 1, pp. 27-45, 2012  [Click here]

 

Non-peer-reviewed

Year Articles

Present

Food Chain Sustainability in Sweden: Value Creation through Research? Report No. 168, Department of Economics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), ISSN 1401-405X

Group Captive Power Plants in Small and Medium-Scale Industrial Clusters in India, ‘Financing Sustainable Development: Ideas for Action'. Eds. Mahmoud Mohieldin and Djordjija Petkoski, World Bank Group, Washington DC, 2015

Forest Ecosystems (with Ojea, Agarwal and Joshi) in ‘Costing Adaptation: Preparing for Climate Change in India'. Eds. Anil Markandya and Arabinda Mishra, TERI Press, 2010 (Book Chapter)

Impact of Regulatory Governance on Indian Thermal Generation: A Stochastic Frontier Approach (with Vinish Kathuria), USAEE Working Paper No. 14-155

An Empirical Transaction Cost Model of Firm's Decision to Make or Buy Electricity (with Vinish Kathuria), USAEE Working Paper No. 13-134

Costs of Governance and The Problem of Private Investment in the Indian Power Generation Sector (with Vinish Kathuria), USAEE Working Paper No. 13-110

Information, Regulatory Commitment and the Investment Dilemma (with Christian Kimmich), Jerusalem Papers on Regulation and Governance Working Paper No. 51, The Hebrew University

 

Working papers

Year Articles

Present

Do rehabilitation measures from land acquisition match with farmers' expectations? Results from a contingent ranking experiment (with V. Patil and V. Kathuria) (under review)

Take-back agreements and retail food waste: Evidence from Sweden (with Mattias Eriksson and Lisa Mattsson) (under review)

The methodological pragmatism of Coase (with Ning Wang) (under review)

Can citizens influence severity of regulatory sanctions in developing countries?  The case of Andhra Pradesh pollution regulator (with Keerthi Kiran Bandru and Jens Rommel) (under review)

 

Conference Presentations

Year 

Conferences
2017Food waste due to coercive power in supply chains: Evidence from Sweden, 3rd Global Food Security Conference, December, 3-6, 2017, Cape Town, South Africa

2016

Transaction costs and farmer marginalization in land acquisition, 16th World Bank Land and Poverty Conference, March 14-18, 2016, The World Bank, Washington DC, US

The role of access mechanisms in effective rehabilitation of farmers displaced due to development projects, 16th World Bank Land and Poverty Conference, March 14-18, 2016, The World Bank, Washington DC, US

2015

Transaction costs and farmer marginalization in land acquisition, 29th International Conference of Agricultural Economists (ICAE), August 8-14, 2015, University of Milan, Italy

The role of access to de jure rights in resettlement of displaced farmers, 19th Annual Conference of the International Society for New Institutional Economics (ISNIE), June 18-20, 2015, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, US

Have independent regulatory agencies improved the efficiency of thermal power generation in India? A stochastic frontier analysis, 19th Annual Conference of the International Society for New Institutional Economics (ISNIE), June 18-20, 2015, Harvard University, Cambridge MA, US

2014

The Methodological Pragmatism of Coase, presented at the Inaugural WINIR Conference, September 11-14, 2014 at Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London, UK

The Organization of Energy Supply: Experiences from a Field Application of Transaction Cost Economics, presented at the Seminar on Economic Governance in Agri-Food System, July 10th, 2014 at University of Perugia, Italy

Social Information in Collective Action: An Experimental Approach, presented at the 5th Workshop on the Workshop (WOW5), June 18-21, 2014 Indiana University Bloomington, US

The Allied Social Science Association (ASSA) Meetings, January 3-5, 2014 Philadelphia, US

2013

The Role of Recordkeeping and Broadcast in Shaping the Delta Parameters, presented at the Workshop Mini-conference, Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, December 16, 2013, Indiana University Bloomington, US

Information, Regulatory Commitment and the Investment Dilemma (with Christian Kimmich), presented at the 17th Annual Conference of the International Society for New Institutional Economics (ISNIE), June 20-22, 2013, Florence, Italy

Vertical Integration as Firm Response to Electricity Shortages: Does Transaction Cost Economics Sufficiently Explain? (with Vinish Kathuria), presented at the 36th Annual Conference of the International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE), June 16-19, 2013, Daegu, South Korea

2012Electricity ‘Make or Buy' for Manufacturing Firms, The Ronald Coase Institute Workshop on Institutional Analysis, December 9-15, 2012, Santiago, Chile
2011

Transaction Cost Regulation, presented at "Comparative Sub National State Climate Policies - Germany, India and the USA" organized by the Environmental Policy Research Centre, Free University Berlin, October 13-14, 2011, New Delhi, India

Barriers to Governance in Evolving Power Generation Markets, presented at the 34th Annual Conference of the International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE), June 19-23, 2011, Stockholm, Sweden

Russian Summer School on Institutional Analysis, July 5-11, 2011, Moscow, Russia

European School on New Institutional Economics (ESNIE), May 15-21, 2011, Corsica, France

 

Awards & Honors

Year Awards & Honors

2016

Won Swedish Research Council's (FORMAS) grant competition worth 1 million USD, to conduct research on ‘The dynamics of urban sprawl: land-use changes, food supply and sustainable agricultural production systems in the arid and semi-arid zones' (co-team Carl-Johan Lagerkvist and Assem Abouhatab)

2015The World Bank and Wharton Business School Ideas for Action (I4A) competition on development finance: Finalist and ‘Honorable Mention' (selected in top 5% from over 430 teams across 130 countries)
2010DAAD (German Academic Exchange) Fellow
2011-13OFID-IAEE 2011 and 2013 scholarships for the Annual Conferences of the International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE)

 

Consulting and Research

Year Projects

2016-present

FABLE - Designing Evidence-Based Pathways for Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals on Food, Agriculture, Biodiversity, Land Use and Energy (Led by United Nations-Sustainable Development Solutions Network, UN-SDSN and International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, IIASA). 

Performance Evaluation of Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) Crop Insurance Scheme in India (Funded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer's Welfare, Government of India)

The Dynamics of Urban Sprawl: Land-use changes, Food Supply and Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems in the Arid and Semi-arid Zones (Funded by Swedish Research Council, FORMAS) [Click here]

​Farmer Behavior in Dairy Value Chains: Experimental Insights from Peri-Urban Hyderabad (Funded by SLU Global-ICRISAT) [Click here]

​MISTRA Biotech II: Task 3.8 – Price Transmission, Trait Selection and Value Chain Analysis (Funded by Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research) [Click here]

Previous

Food Chain Sustainability in Sweden: Value Creation through Research? – A Background Report (Funded by Acturum Development AB, Södertalje) 

Farmer Behavior in Dairy Value Chains: Experimental Insights from Peri-Urban Hyderabad (in collaboration with ICRISAT, Hyderabad)

COSUS Food Waste: WP 7 – Improved Handling of Suboptimal Food in Supply Chains (Funded by European Union)

MISTRA Biotech I: CP5 – Swedish Competitiveness (Funded by Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research)

WP 3.2.A Energy Management, BMBF-Megacities Sustainable Hyderabad Project, HU Berlin, Germany (Funded by German Ministry of Education and Research)

 

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