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Faculty - TERI University


Nandan Nawn
Associate Professor,
Department of Policy Studies

Dr. Nandan Nawn is an economist by formal disciplinary training from Calcutta University and Jawaharlal Nehru University, with an interest in the matters of ecology/environment-economy-society interactions and exchanges. His association with the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS), Kolkata since 2001 as a teacher, has exposed him to the jurisprudential principles and the Indian legal framework. His association with the Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE) especially as a member of its Executive Committee since 2008 has assisted him to traverse through the trans-disciplinary subject of Ecological Economics.

His research interests include areas of ecological economics, agrarian studies, and law & economics as distinct sub/trans-disciplines, apart from the cross-disciplinary areas like agricultural energetics, or law and ecology, and overarching frameworks like classical political economy.

He teaches courses on Environment and Economic Development and Ecological Economics presently.

He is presently the Secretary of Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE;




Educational Qualifications
  •  Ph D, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 2012

  •  M Phil, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 1998

  •  M A, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 1995

Honors and Awards
Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) Institutional Doctoral Fellowship, at Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi, Delhi 110 007 (January 2011-January 2012)

Associateship(s) at UGC Inter-university Centre for Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla (April 2006, October 2008, April, 2010)

University Grants Commission Junior Research Fellowship, at Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, JNU, New Delhi (August 1997-July 2001)

Selected Publications
 Economic Challenges for the Contemporary World: Essays in Honour of Prabhat Patnaik []
Mausumi Das, Sabyasashi Kar and Nandan Nawn (eds)

M Das, S Kar and N Nawn
M Das, S Kar and N Nawn, eds., Economic Challenges for the Contemporary World: Essays in Honour of Prabhat Patnaik,

 Sustainability in Higher Education for the Global South: A Conversation across Geographies and Disciplines
S Purushothaman, C Ravi, H Nagendra, M Mathai, S Mundoli, G Joseph, S Barna, N Nawn, R Gopala, M Bursztyn, M Padmanabhan, S Duncan, R S DeFries
Sustainability in Debate. 7(1): 156-173,

 Sustainability, Surplus and Survival: energetic explorations over agriculture
Nandan Nawn
M Das, S Kar and N Nawn eds Economic Challenges for the Contemporary World: Essays in Honour of Prabhat Patnaik, Sage, New Delhi, forthcoming,

 `Sustaining the Farming Household for Sustaining the Farming?
Nandan Nawn
Journal of Agrarian Change, 16 (1), January,


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