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
(630)252-8005
Education
  • 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
Capabilities
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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