Subhrendu K. Pattanayak

Subhrendu K. Pattanayak

Professor in the Department of Economics

External Address: 
124 Rubenstein Hall, Box 90312, 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

Orgill-Meyer, J., and S. K. Pattanayak. “Improved sanitation increases long-term cognitive test scores.” World Development 132 (August 1, 2020). Full Text

Litzow, E. L., S. K. Pattanayak, and T. Thinley. “Returns to rural electrification: Evidence from Bhutan.” World Development 121 (September 1, 2019): 75–96. Full Text

Shannon, A. K., F. Usmani, S. K. Pattanayak, and M. Jeuland. “The Price of Purity: Willingness to Pay for Air and Water Purification Technologies in Rajasthan, India.” Environmental and Resource Economics 73, no. 4 (August 15, 2019): 1073–1100. Full Text Open Access Copy

Orgill-Meyer, Jennifer, Subhrendu K. Pattanayak, Namrata Chindarkar, Katherine L. Dickinson, Upendra Panda, Shailesh Rai, Barendra Sahoo, Ashok Singha, and Marc Jeuland. “Long-term impact of a community-led sanitation campaign in India, 2005-2016.Bulletin of the World Health Organization 97, no. 8 (August 2019): 523-533A. Full Text

Pattanayak, S. K., M. Jeuland, J. J. Lewis, F. Usmani, N. Brooks, V. Bhojvaid, A. Kar, et al. “Experimental evidence on promotion of electric and improved biomass cookstoves.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 116, no. 27 (July 2019): 13282–87. Full Text Open Access Copy

Tan-Soo, Jie-Sheng, and Subhrendu K. Pattanayak. “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): 5239–45. Full Text

Mullan, K., E. Sills, S. K. Pattanayak, and J. Caviglia-Harris. “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): 427–55. Full Text

Rieb, J. T., R. Chaplin-Kramer, G. C. Daily, P. R. Armsworth, K. Böhning-Gaese, A. Bonn, G. S. Cumming, et al. “Response to Kabisch and Colleagues.” Bioscience 68, no. 3 (March 1, 2018): 167–68. Full Text

Pattanayak, Subhrendu K., and Andy Haines. “Implementation of policies to protect planetary health - Authors' reply.The Lancet. Planetary Health 2, no. 2 (February 9, 2018): e63. Full Text

Pattanayak, S. K., E. L. Pakhtigian, and E. L. Litzow. “Through the looking glass: Environmental health economics in low and middle income countries ✶.” Handbook of Environmental Economics 4 (January 1, 2018): 143–91. Full Text


Whittington, D., and S. K. Pattanayak. “Water and sanitation economics: Reflections on application to developing economies.” In Handbook of Water Economics, 469–99, 2015. Full Text

Gonzalez-Sepulveda, J. M., and J. B. Loomis. “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, 301–2, 2012. Full Text

Van Houtven, G., S. K. Pattanayak, S. Patil, and B. Depro. “Benefits transfer of a third kind: An examination of structural benefits transfer.” In Preference Data for Environmental Valuation: Combining Revealed and Stated Approaches, 320–21, 2012. Full Text

Kramer, R. A., E. O. Sills, and S. K. Pattanayak. “National parks as conservation and development projects: Gauging local support.” In Conserving and Valuing Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity: Economic, Institutional and Social Challenges, 113–32, 2012. Full Text

Gunatilake, H., J. C. Yang, S. Pattanayak, and C. Van Den berg. “An assessment of demand for improved household water supply in Southwest Sri Lanka.” In Environmental Valuation: In South Asia, 444–73, 2009. Full Text

Selected Grants

Powering for Climate Action through Gendered Energy Access in Myanmar awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2022

Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2016 to 2020

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

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