Subhrendu K. Pattanayak

Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy

External Address: 
126 Rubenstein, Sanford School of Public Policy, Durham, NC 27708-0312
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708-0312
(919) 613-9306


  • Ph.D., Duke University 1997
  • M.S., Purdue University 1992
  • B.A., St. Stephen's College, Delhi, India 1990

Rieb, JT, Chaplin-Kramer, R, Daily, GC, Armsworth, PR, Böhning-Gaese, K, Bonn, A, Cumming, GS, Eigenbrod, F, Grimm, V, Jackson, BM, Marques, A, Pattanayak, SK, Pereira, HM, Peterson, GD, Ricketts, TH, Robinson, BE, Schröter, M, Schulte, LA, Seppelt, R, Turner, MG, and Bennett, EM. "When, Where, and How Nature Matters for Ecosystem Services: Challenges for the Next Generation of Ecosystem Service Models." BioScience 67, no. 9 (September 2017): 820-833. Full Text

Clark, S, Carter, E, Shan, M, Ni, K, Niu, H, Tseng, JTW, Pattanayak, SK, Jeuland, M, Schauer, JJ, Ezzati, M, Wiedinmyer, C, Yang, X, and Baumgartner, J. "Adoption and use of a semi-gasifier cooking and water heating stove and fuel intervention in the Tibetan Plateau, China." Environmental Research Letters 12, no. 7 (July 1, 2017): 075004-075004. Full Text

Atmadja, SS, Sills, EO, Pattanayak, SK, Yang, J-C, and Patil, S. "Explaining environmental health behaviors: evidence from rural India on the influence of discount rates." Environment and Development Economics 22, no. 03 (June 2017): 229-248. Full Text

Pattanayak, SK, Kramer, RA, and Vincent, JR. "Ecosystem change and human health: implementation economics and policy." Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences 372, no. 1722 (June 2017). Full Text

Van Houtven, GL, Pattanayak, SK, Usmani, F, and Yang, J-C. "What are Households Willing to Pay for Improved Water Access? Results from a Meta-Analysis." Ecological Economics 136 (June 2017): 126-135. Full Text Open Access Copy

Sills, EO, de Sassi, C, Jagger, P, Lawlor, K, Miteva, DA, Pattanayak, SK, and Sunderlin, WD. "Building the evidence base for REDD+: Study design and methods for evaluating the impacts of conservation interventions on local well-being." Global Environmental Change 43 (March 2017): 148-160. Full Text

Sharma, BP, Shyamsundar, P, Nepal, M, Pattanayak, SK, and Karky, BS. "Costs, cobenefits, and community responses to REDD+: a case study from Nepal." Ecology and Society 22, no. 2 (2017). Full Text

Lewis, JJ, Hollingsworth, JW, Chartier, RT, Cooper, EM, Foster, WM, Gomes, GL, Kussin, PS, MacInnis, JJ, Padhi, BK, Panigrahi, P, Rodes, CE, Ryde, IT, Singha, AK, Stapleton, HM, Thornburg, J, Young, CJ, Meyer, JN, and Pattanayak, SK. "Biogas Stoves Reduce Firewood Use, Household Air Pollution, and Hospital Visits in Odisha, India." Environmental Science & Technology 51, no. 1 (January 2017): 560-569. Full Text

Rosenthal, J, Balakrishnan, K, Bruce, N, Chambers, D, Graham, J, Jack, D, Kline, L, Masera, O, Mehta, S, Mercado, IR, Neta, G, Pattanayak, S, Puzzolo, E, Petach, H, Punturieri, A, Rubinstein, A, Sage, M, Sturke, R, Shankar, A, Sherr, K, Smith, K, and Yadama, G. "Implementation Science to Accelerate Clean Cooking for Public Health." Environmental health perspectives 125, no. 1 (January 2017): A3-A7. Full Text

Vincent, JR, Ahmad, I, Adnan, N, Burwell, WB, Pattanayak, SK, Tan-Soo, J-S, and Thomas, K. "Valuing Water Purification by Forests: An Analysis of Malaysian Panel Data." Environmental and Resource Economics 64, no. 1 (May 2016): 59-80. Full Text


Whittington, D, and Pattanayak, SK. "Water and sanitation economics: Reflections on application to developing economies." In Handbook of Water Economics, 469-499. September 25, 2015. Full Text

Van Houtven, G, Pattanayak, SK, Patil, S, and Depro, B. "Benefits transfer of a third kind: An examination of structural benefits transfer." In Preference Data for Environmental Valuation: Combining Revealed and Stated Approaches, 320-321. January 1, 2012. Full Text

Kramer, RA, Sills, EO, and Pattanayak, SK. "National parks as conservation and development projects: Gauging local support." In Conserving and Valuing Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity: Economic, Institutional and Social Challenges, 113-132. January 1, 2012. Full Text

Gunatilake, H, Yang, JC, Pattanayak, S, and Van Den berg, C. "An assessment of demand for improved household water supply in Southwest Sri Lanka." In Environmental Valuation: In South Asia, 444-473. January 1, 2009. Full Text

Selected Grants

Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative awarded by University of Gothenburg (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2017

Subhrendu K Pattanayak with University oif Gothenburg, Sweden awarded by University of Gothenburg (Principal Investigator). 2015

Indoor Air Pollution awarded by University Research Co., LLC (Principal Investigator). 2011 to 2014

Urban Landscape Change: Linking Landscape Dynamics, Economic awarded by National Science Foundation (Co-Principal Investigator). 1999 to 2003