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18th SANDEE Summer School on environmental and resource economics




Bangkok, Thailand

Date & Time

29 April 2024 to 13 May 2024

About the event

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) is organising its 18th Summer School on environmental and natural resource economics from 29 April – 13 May 2024 in Bangkok, Thailand.

The Summer School primarily aims to provide economists with the basic skills necessary to teach and conduct research on environmental and natural resource economics. The course is intended for practicing economists from South Asia and the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region interested in enhancing their knowledge of the interlinkages among economic development, poverty, and the environment. The Summer School will help participants develop research proposals that can later be submitted to SANDEE for its research grant competition.

What does the Summer School cover?

The Summer School course will cover economic issues underlying sustainable development, biodiversity, energy, externalities and market failure, policy instruments, non-market valuation, impact evaluation, poverty–environment interactions, and natural resource use and pollution management. Participants will be exposed to theoretical issues and economic tools used in applied environmental economics research, combined with hands-on computer lab sessions for analysing environmental problems in developing countries.

Who will teach the course?
  • Sir Partha Dasgupta, Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus, Cambridge University
  • Sahan Dissanayake, Associate Professor, Portland State University
  • AK Enamul Haque, Professor, East West University
  • Mani Nepal, Programme Coordinator, SANDEE, and Lead Economist, ICIMOD
  • Jyotsna Puri, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Knowledge, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
  • Joyashree Roy, Professor, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

Additional guest speakers will be invited depending on their need and availability.


Mani Nepal, Programme Coordinator, SANDEE, and Lead Economist, ICIMOD, is the course director and Manashree Newa, Programme Associate, SANDEE, will administer the course.