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Cambridge Forum for Sustainability and the Environment



Bhaskar Vira ‘s research interests cross disciplinary boundaries, and span the fields of political economy, development studies and environmental studies. HIs work examines the social, political and economic dimensions of natural resource management, and the relationships between natural ecosystems and human well-being. He has contributed to the United Nations Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, and the United Kingdom National Ecosystem Assessment. His current research examines the political economy of natural resource use and management in India, and trade-offs and social justice issues associated with the management of ecosystem services.

Director, University of Cambridge Conservation Research Institute
Reader in the Political Economy of Environment and Development
University of Cambridge
Dr Bhaskar  Vira
Not available for consultancy


Person keywords: 
environmental and development economics
state-society interactions in development
public policy in the developing world, especially India
political economy, particularly the study of institutions and institutional change
biodiversity conservation