Priya Shyamsundar

Programme Director-SANDEE

Priya Shyamsundar is the Program Director and oversees SANDEE supported research and training in the area of natural resource management, valuation of non-market goods, common property resource use and the economics of pollution management. Priya has also been a consultant for the World Bank for many years. Her work for the Bank has mostly been on issues related to poverty and environment and, more recently, climate change. Prior to her work with SANDEE and the Bank, Priya served as Senior Program Officer for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and as Research Associate at the Institute of Social Studies Trust. Priya's research interests range over a number of topics within environment and development economics. She has a Ph.D. in Environmental Economics from Duke University and a Masters in Economics from Delhi University. Her other most important qualification is being mom to two happy and challenging children: Tulsi and Kabir.