Subhrendu K. Pattanayak

Subhrendu K. Pattanayak

Professor in the Department of Economics

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

Tan-Soo, J-S, and Pattanayak, SK. "Seeking natural capital projects: Forest fires, haze, and early-life exposure in Indonesia." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 116, no. 12 (March 2019): 5239-5245. Full Text

Mullan, K, Sills, E, Pattanayak, SK, and Caviglia-Harris, J. "Converting Forests to Farms: The Economic Benefits of Clearing Forests in Agricultural Settlements in the Amazon." Environmental and Resource Economics 71, no. 2 (October 1, 2018): 427-455. Full Text

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. "Response to Kabisch and Colleagues." Bioscience 68, no. 3 (March 1, 2018): 167-168. Full Text

Pattanayak, SK, and Haines, A. "Implementation of policies to protect planetary health - Authors' reply." The Lancet. Planetary health 2, no. 2 (February 9, 2018): e63-. (Letter) Full Text

Shannon, AK, Usmani, F, Pattanayak, SK, and Jeuland, M. "The Price of Purity: Willingness to Pay for Air and Water Purification Technologies in Rajasthan, India(Accepted)." Environmental and Resource Economics (January 1, 2018). Full Text Open Access Copy

Pattanayak, SK, Pakhtigian, EL, and Litzow, EL. "Through the looking glass: Environmental health economics in low and middle income countries ✶." Handbook of Environmental Economics 4 (January 1, 2018): 143-191. Full Text

Pattanayak, SK, and Haines, A. "Implementation of policies to protect planetary health." The Lancet. Planetary Health 1, no. 7 (October 5, 2017): e255-e256. 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 (June 29, 2017). Full Text

Van Houtven, GL, Pattanayak, SK, Usmani, F, and Yang, JC. "What are Households Willing to Pay for Improved Water Access? Results from a Meta-Analysis." Ecological Economics 136 (June 1, 2017): 126-135. Full Text Open Access Copy

Atmadja, SS, Sills, EO, Pattanayak, SK, Yang, JC, and Patil, S. "Explaining environmental health behaviors: Evidence from rural India on the influence of discount rates." Environment and Development Economics 22, no. 3 (June 1, 2017): 229-248. 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

Gonzalez-Sepulveda, JM, and Loomis, JB. "Are benefit transfers using a joint revealed and stated preference model more accurate than revealed and stated preference data alone?." In Preference Data for Environmental Valuation: Combining Revealed and Stated Approaches, 301-302. January 1, 2012. 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

"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

Examining farmer adoption of conservation agriculture in India awarded by Nature Conservancy (Mentor). 2019 to 2021

Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative awarded by University of Gothenburg (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2019

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