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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Lebenswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Ressourcenökonomie

Ranjan Kumar Ghosh, M.Sc. Economics

Doctoral Fellow

 

 

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Address

 


 

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Faculty of Agriculture and Horticulture
Department of Agricultural Economics
Division of Resource Economics
Philippstr. 13, Hous2 12

Room 1.11

D-10115 Berlin

Germany

Phone

+49-30-2093 46373

Fax

+49-30-2093 6497

Email

ranjan.rgt (at) gmail.com

ghoshrak (at) agrar.hu-berlin.de

Research Interests

 


New Institutional Economics, Energy Economics, Law and Economics, Economic Methodology and Philosophy

 

Academic Career

 


August-December, 2013 Visiting Scholar,
Vincent and Elinor Ostrom Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, Bloomington, US
October 2012 – April, 2013 Graduate Modules Taught at Humboldt University, Berlin:
  • a. 20422 (WS 12/13): Energy Economics and Management
  • b. IEPE I (WS 12/13): Institutional Economics and Political Economy

Since January, 2010

Doctoral Fellow at the Chair of Resource Economics, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

“Towards a New Transaction Cost Regulation Framework for Developing Countries: Some Insights from the Indian Power Generation Sector”    

October, 2008 – August, 2009

Research Associate, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India

May- September, 2008

Worked for Integrated Sustainable Rural Development Program, Venu Madhuri (NGO), Thane, India

June, 2007 – April, 2008

Risk Modeller, Citigroup Global Services, Mumbai, India

May – July, 2006

Research Intern at the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, India

Academic Background

 


PhD. Economics, 2010-present

Division of Resource Economics, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany
 

Graduate Course Work (30 ECTS), 2010-2012 Doctoral Certificate Program in Agricultural Economics (jointly offered by the consortium of German universities)

M.Sc. Economics, 2007

The Madras School of Economics, Chennai, India
Master Thesis on “Vulnerability to Climatic Stress: An Inter District Analysis of Andhra Pradesh”

BA Economics, 2004

Ramjas College, University of Delhi, India

 

International Education

Ronald Coase Institute Workshop, December 9-15, 2012, Santiago, Chile

The Russian Summer School on Institutional Analysis, July 5-11, 2011, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
 

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

SANDEE “Training Course in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics”, May 5 -22, 2009, AITCC, Pathumthani, Thailand

 

Awards and Memberships

 



  • Member of the International Association for Energy Economics (IAEE)
  • Member of the International Society for New Institutional Economics (ISNIE)
  • Member of the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)
  • DAAD (German Academic Exchange) Fellowship for doctoral studies at the Humboldt University, Berlin
  • OFID-IAEE 2013 Scholar, Annual Conference of the International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE), Daegu, South Korea, June 16-20, 2013
  • OFID-IAEE 2011 Scholar Annual Conference of the International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE), Stockholm, June 19-23, 2011

 

 

Conference Presentations

 


  • Information, Regulatory Commitment and the Investment Dilemma:  Do Public Interest Groups Influence the Outcome? 17th Annual Conference of the International Society for New Institutional Economics (ISNIE), June 20-22, 2013, Florence, Italy
  • Vertical Integration as Firm-Level Response to Electricity Shortages: Does Transaction Cost Economics Explain? 36th Annual Conference of the International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE), , June 16-19, 2013, Daegu, South Korea
  • Transaction Cost Regulation in the Indian Electricity Sector: Towards Efficient Governance, presented at the conference "Comparative sub national state climate policies - Germany, India and the USA" organized by the Environmental Policy Research Centre, Free University Berlin held at New Delhi, October 13-14, 2011
  • Barriers to Governance in Evolving Power Generation Markets:  A Transaction Cost Approach to the Case of Private Power Producers in South India, presented at the Annual Conference of the International Association of Energy Economics (IAEE), Stockholm, June 19-23, 2011
 

Publications

 


 

  • Costs of Governance and The Problem of Private Investment in the Indian Power Generation Sector (with Vinish Kathuria), USAEE Working Paper No. 13-110, available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2216359
  • Information, Regulatory Commitment and the Investment Dilemma (with Christian Kimmich), (forthcoming in) Working Paper, Jerusalem Papers on Regulation and Governance, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Vertical Integration as Firm-Level Response to Electricity Shortages: Does Transaction Cost Economics Explain? (with Vinish Kathuria), Working Paper, Division of Resource Economics, Humboldt University Berlin
  • The ‘Lighthouse’ of Coase: Lessons for Methodology in Economics (with Ning Wang), Working Paper, Division of Resource Economics, Humboldt University Berlin
  • Impact of Institutional Reforms on Indian Thermal Power Efficiency: A Stochastic Frontier Approach, Working Paper, Division of Resource Economics, Humboldt University Berlin
  • 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
  • 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, Pg. 27-45, Issue 1, Vol.24, 2012
  • Forest Ecosystems (with Ojea, Agarwal and Joshi) (Book Chapter) in ‘Costing Adaptation: Preparing for Climate Change in India’. Eds. Anil Markandya and Arabinda Mishra, TERI Press, 2010.
  • Vulnerability to Climatic Stress: An Inter District Analysis of Andhra Pradesh, Unpublished Master’s Thesis at the Madras School of Economics, Chennai, 2007