Environmental Science Division (EVS)a Division of Argonne National Laboratory
Predictive environmental understanding
Shruti Khadka Mishra
Computational Economist
Ecology, Natural Resources and Managed Systems Department
  • Ph. D., Environmental Science and Applied Economics, Ohio State University, 2009.
  • M.S., Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics, Ohio State University, 2005.
Current Role
Computational Economist
Develops and uses an integrated assessment framework to estimate the economic value of ecosystem services. Conducts economic analyses, benefit-cost analyses, and estimates changes in the economic value of ecosystem service using a multidisciplinary approach that couples econometric models with biophysical models and geospatial analyses. Distills and analyzes information under a variety of regulatory frameworks to provide a strong foundation for informing economic policy decisions in energy, land and water resource sectors.
Career Highlights
  • Principal Investigator:
    • Program Development: Economic analysis of Coupled Energy and Environmental Systems (Launchpad).
    • Economic valuation of climate-induced change on river flow and associated economic output in High Mountain Asia (NASA).
    • Developing capability to generate high-resolution decision variables for creating win-win scenarios for bioenergy, soil carbon, and water quality (DOE/Argonne).
    • Identification of pollinator habitat hotspots and economic analysis of creating solar pollinator habitat in the United States (DOE).
    • Estimation of damages to water resources associated with mining operations (DOE).
  • Contributor: Valuation of the ecosystem services in alternative bioenergy landscape scenarios (DOE).
  • Consultant: The World Bank:
    • Evaluation of climate change impacts and mitigation measures in developing countries.
    • Economic assessment of projects on carbon dioxide emission reduction from various energy sectors.
    • Economic analysis of improved forest management practices.
  • Research Economist: United States Geological Survey:
    • Estimation of damages to water resources associated with land use changes related to first‑generation bioenergy crops.
    • Estimation of value of information.
  • Author: Dr. Mishra has published her research in peer-reviewed journals, technical reports, and policy briefs, and has shared her findings with government agencies and professional societies.
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