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Subhrendu K. Pattanayak

Oak Foundation Distinguished Professor of Environmental and Energy Policy
Sanford School of Public Policy
Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708-0312
124 Rubenstein Hall, Box 90312, Durham, NC 27708-0312

Selected Presentations & Appearances


Conservation Economics for the Tropics · July 6, 2008 Lecture Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, San Francisco, San Francisco
Climate Science and Policy · July 6, 2008 Lecture Bangkok
Allied Social Sciences Annual meetings · July 6, 2008 Lecture New Orleans
Southern Forest Economics Workshop · July 6, 2008 Lecture Lexington, VA

Outreach & Engaged Scholarship


Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - DECIPHER: Case Studies in Drinking Water Quality · 2018 - 2019 Projects & Field Work

Primary Theme: Energy & Environment

The technologies, processes and products we develop have impacts on the environment and our health. Some impacts are intended, and some are not. The policies adopted to regulate the risks of such developments may themselves pose unintended consequences. We can point to examples of product and policy advances intended to deliver benefits by minimizing one target risk, only to uncover later that unanticipated consequences created new risks. These complexities pose challenges for both private innovation and public oversight. They also present opportunities to improve understanding and decision-making. An important step in enabling such improvements is to understand the interconnected physical, economic, legal and cultural factors along the lifecycle of a set of decisions related to characterizing and managing risks.

Bass Connections Faculty Team Member - Cookstoves and Air Pollution in Madagascar: Finding Winning Solutions for Human Health and Biodiversity · August 2016 - May 2017 Projects & Field Work flag Madagascar
Global Health Outreach - Sustainable energy transitions initiative · January 2016 Other Swedish International Cooperation Agency flag Ethiopia
Duke Global Health Outreach - Health, Environmental, and Climate Impacts of Household Energy Choices in India · December 2012 Research flag India
Duke Global Health Outreach - Designing and Evaluating Behavior Change Interventions to Improve the Adoption and Use of Improved Cookstoves · August 2011 Projects & Field Work flag India