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 and benefit-cost analyses. Estimates changes in economic value of ecosystem service using a multidisciplinary approach that couples econometric modeling with biophysical modeling and geospatial analyses. Distills and analyzes information under a variety of regulatory frameworks to provide a strong foundation for informing economic policy decisions in the energy and land and water resource sectors.
Career Highlights
  • Principal Investigator:
    • Estimation of economic valuation of climate-induced change on river flow and associated economic output in High Mountain Asia (NASA).
    • Development of the capability to generate high-resolution decision variables for creating win-win scenarios for energy 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).
    • Estimation of damages to water resources associated with land use changes related to first generation bioenergy crops (USGS).
  • Contributor: Valuation of ecosystem services in alternative bioenergy landscape scenarios (DOE).
  • Consultant, 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.
  • Author: Dr. Mishra has published her research in peer-reviewed journals, technical reports, and policy briefs, and has shared her work with governmental agencies and professional societies.