Professor Joyashree Roy
Dr. Joyashree Roy is currently the ICSSR National Fellow and Professor of Economics at Jadavpur University, Kolkata in India. She initiated and also coordinates the Global Change Programme and directs the Ryoichi Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (http://www.jusylffprogram.org.in) which provides financial support and opportunities to the best and bright students, exhibiting leadership potential and who intend to pursue higher education programs in the social sciences and humanities.
She was a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Economics at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, California, USA. She was one of the two Coordinating Lead Authors of the Industry chapter of the (IPCC) Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change (AR4, AR5) and is among the network of scientists who shared in the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to IPCC (Intergovernmental panel on climate change). She is co-sharer of the Prince Sultan Bin Aziz Prize for Water, 2012. She has been involved in preparation of the Stern Review Report, Global Energy Assessment and many other national and global reports. She is in the steering committee of several national and international science-policy interactive platforms and on editorial boards of many international journals. In her independent research capacity she has authored books and written over seventy articles in peer reviewed leading professional journals and books.
Professor Roy is interested in multidisciplinary approaches to understanding development challenges and has travelled extensively for research collaborations and research capacity building. Her current research interests are in the areas of Economics of Climate Change, modeling 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, and developmental and environmental issues relevant to informal sectors and for coastal Eco-system service evaluation.