Teevrat Garg

Teevrat Garg is an assistant professor of economics at the School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS)  at UC San Diego. He works on a variety of issues in economics, with a focus on applications to environmental problems in under-developed countries.

Garg's current research projects include uncovering causal mechanisms that link ecosystem health to human health, with an emphasis on irrigation in rural communities in poor countries and the distributional consequences of adaptation to climate change. Prior to joining GPS, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the London School of Economics’ Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment.

  • Environmental economics
  • Development economics
  • Applied microeconomics

 Journal Articles

Barrett, Christopher B., Teevrat Garg, and Linden McBride. 2016. Well-Being Dynamics and Poverty Traps. Annual Reviews of Resource Economics 8 (1): 303–27.

Garg, Teevrat, Christopher B. Barrett, Miguel I. Gomez, Erin C. Lentz, and William Violette. 2013. Market Prices and Food Aid Local and Regional Procurement and Distribution: A Multi-Country Analysis. World Development 49 (September): 19–29.

Working Papers

“Human Capital Costs of Climate Change: Evidence from Test Scores in India” with Maulik Jagnani and Vis Taraz.

“(Not So) Gently Down the Stream: River Pollution and Health in Indonesia” with Jacob Hochard, Stuart Hamilton, Evan Plous and John Talbot.

“Ecosystems and Human Health: The Local Benefits of Forest Cover in Indonesia.”

“Emissions Reductions or Green Booms? The General Equilibrium Effects of a Renewable Portfolio Standard” with Antonio M. Bento and Daniel Kaffine.

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