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Assistant Professor, Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources (CEENR)


Area of Specialisation
  • Green Accounting, Natural Resource and Environmental Economics, Climate Change, Solid Waste Management,
    Environmental Policy, Sustainable Development and Sustainability, Urban Ecology
Academic Qualification
  • Ph.D in Environmental Economics from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai

Selected Publications

Books and Monographs:

  • Balasubramanian M (2017) Economics of Urban Ecosystem Services: A Case Study of Bangalore, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) Monograph.

Articles Published in Journals:

  1. Balasubramanian M (2017) Inclusive Wealth Accounting for South Asia: Measuring towards Sustainability, International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development (Forthcoming)

  2. Balasubramanian M (2015) Economics of Solid Waste in India, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol 50, No 25 p 17-20.

  3. Balasubramanian M (2015) “National Accounts and Value of Biodiversity in India, International Journal of Green Economics, Vol 9, No. 1 pp 35-57.

  4. Balasubramanian M (2014) "Green National Income Accounting and Sustainable Development", The Journal of Income and Wealth, Vol 36(1), January-June (2014), pp 21-31.

  5. Balasubramanian M and P J Dilip Kumar (2014) "Climate Change Uttrakhand and World Bank Message", Economic and Political Weekly, Vol XLIX No 1 pp 65-68.

  6. Balasubramanian M (2013) "Forest Resources Integrating to National Accounts in Karnataka India", International Journal of Green Economics, Vol 7, No 3 pp 276-298.

  7. Balasubramanian M Dhulasi Birundha, (2012) “An Economic Analysis of Solid Waste Management in Madurai District, Tamil Nadu”,  Applied Journal of Hygiene 1(1): 1-7.

  8. Balasubramanian M and V. Dhulasi Birundha (2012) Climate Change and its Impacts in India, IUP Journal of Environmental Sciences, Vol. VI, No 1, pp: 1-16.

  9. Balasubramanian M and Dhulasi Birundha (2011) “Municipal Solid Waste Management in India”, Productivity: A Quarterly Journal of the National Journal Council Vol  51 (4) Jan-Mar, 2011, pp: 308-314.

  10. Balasubramanian. M and V Dhulasi Birundha, (2011) “Generation of Solid Waste on the Impact of Health and Environment in Rural Tamil Nadu”, Political Economy Journal of India, Vol, 20, Issues 3 & 4, July – December , pp 19-24.

  11. Balasubramanian.M and V. Dhulasi Birundha (2011) “Generation of Solid Waste in Rural Tamil Nadu”, Journal of Rural Development, Vol.30, No.1, pp. 101-112.

  12. Dhulasi Birundha V, M Rajadurai and M. Balasubramanian (2006) “Sustainable Development in India – An Environmental Safety Approach”, Political Economy Journal of India Vol 15 issues 1 & 2 January – June.

Book Chapters

  • Balasubramanian M and V Dhulasi Birundha (2013) Solid Waste Management Problems and Solution in India, in a Book (eds) Somnath Hazra, Environmental Problems and Challenges, Regal Publications, New Delhi.

  • Balasubramanian M  (2010), Environmental impact of Globalisation on India, in a Book (ed) Francis Cherunilam, International Business, Socio-Economic, Ecological, Political and Technological Trends & Dimensions, Himalaya Publishing House, Chapter 49, p 579-588.

  • Balasubramanian M and V Dhulasi Birundha, (2009), Provision of Residential Solid Waste Management Service in Rural Tamil Nadu, in a Book (ed) Paramasivan. G and Sacratees, Environmental Problems in India- Issues and Challenges, Shyam Prakashan Publication, p 261-270.

  • Balasubramanian M and V Dhulasi Birundha, (2007), Forest policies and management in India, in a Book (ed) N.Linga Murthy et.al Environmental concerns of Economic Development, Concept Publication, Chap 3, pp 35-49 171-8.

  • Dhulasi Birundha V, M Rajadurai and M. Balasubramanian, (2007), World Energy Scenario, in a Book (ed) D. Solomon Raj et. al (2007) Energy and Environment Interaction Future Challenges, Deep & Deep Publication

  • Balasubramanian M and V Dhulasi Birundha, (2008), India’s vulnerability to climate change in Dhulasi Birundha (ed) Economics of Climate Change”, Published by Ammu, Achu Publication

Recent News Paper Articles
Recent presentation of papers for international conferences and workshops
  1. Balasubramanian M (2018) Ecosystem Services and Food Security: A Case study of two Indigenous Groups in India in the Natural Capital Symposium, Organised by Wood Institute for The Environment, Stanford University, USA: March 19th -23rd 2018.

  2. Balasubramanian M (2017) Ecosystem Services and Subjective well-being: A Case Study of Indigenous Groups in India in the 9th World Conference on Ecosystem Services for Eco-civilization: Restoring connections between people and landscapes through nature based solutions” Organised by Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) and Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China: December 11th 15th 2017.

  3. Balasubramanian M (2017) Climate Change and Vulnerability Index for Four Selected Villages: A Case Study of Karnataka  in the 8th International Conference on Climate Action: Mitigation and Adaptation in a Post Paris World, Organised by Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), Mumbai: August 4th-5th 2017.

  4. Balasubramanian M (2017) Valuing Regulating Ecosystem Services: A meta-analysis, in International Conference on Scenarios and Models in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, organised by Centre for Economic and Social Studies (CESS), Hyderabad: February 15th -16th 2017.

  5. Balasubramanian M, Deekshith M, Manjunatha M and O Remadevi (2017) Climate Change Impacts on Vulnerable Communities: A Case Study of Karnataka, in National Seminar on Climate Change: Challenges and Solutions, organised by Environmental Management Policy Research Institute, Bangalore, Karnataka: 23rd January, 2017

  6. Balasubramanian M (2016) Economic growth, Energy Consumption and CO2 Emission: A comparative analysis of India and China, in International conference on Sino-Indian Relations: Change and Development organised by Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore: 21th- 22th November, 2016

  7. Balasubramanian M (2016) Environmental sustainability and Human well-being in India, paper presented in second project meeting on Multidimensional Well-being: Conceptual, Methodological, and Analytical Perspectives at Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, 27 and 28th, 2016.

  8. Balasubramanian M (2016) Economics of Urban Ecosystem Services in Bangalore, Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE) 8th Biennial Conference at Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, January 4th-6th, 2016.  

  9. Balasubramanian M (2015) Environmental Sustainability in India, paper presented in first project meeting on Multidimensional Well-being: Conceptual, Methodological, and Analytical Perspectives in FORS/University of Lausanne, Switzerland, November, 5-6th 2015

  10. Balasubramanian M (2015) Investing in Natural Capital: A Comparative Analaysis of India and China, International Conference on Sino-Indian Relations: Change and Development at Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, Chengdu, Sichuan, China, October, 26th- 27th2015

  11. Balasubramanian M (2015) Towards a Green National Product in India, at Two Day National Seminar on Importance of Green GDP and Sustainable Development in India, organised by Department of Economics, Sri Narayana College (Women), Kollam, Kerala, July 6th -7th , 2015.

  12. Balasubramanian M (2014) ‘The Value of Natural Capital’ at the International Seminar on “Green Economy and Sustainable Development held during 6-7 November 2014, organized by Agriculture Development and Rural Transformation Centre (ADRTC) ISEC, Bangalore.

  13. Balasubramanian M (2014) Climate Change Mitigation and Green growth in India, National Seminar on Economics of Climate Change: Understanding the Linkage Between Economy and Ecology, held on 23rd – 24th September, 2014 organised by Department of Economics, Nehru Arts & Science College, Kanhangad, Kerala.

  14. Balasubramanian M (2014) Natural Capital and National Wealth: Sustainability Analysis, National conference on Climate Change Environment and Agriculture Development, held on 27th 28th March, 2014 organised by School of Economics, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, India

  15. Balasubramanian M (2014) Genuine Savings Rates: An Indicator of Sustainable Development in India, International Conference on “ Environment, Technology and Sustainable Development: Promises and Challenges in the 21st Century, held on 2nd to 4th March, 2014 organised by ABV-Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management at Gwalior

  16. Balasubramanian M (2014) India Status on Climate Change Mitigation, National Conference on “Geospatial Technologies in Natural Resource Management and Disaster Mitigation, 14-15 February 2014, organised by Department of Geography, School of Earth Science, Central University of Gulberga.

  17. Balasubramanian M (2014) The Value of Mineral Resources: An Integrating into National Accounts in India, Research and Writing Workshop on Environmental and Resource Economics, held on 18th 22nd January 2014, organized by Kerala Agriculture University with SANDEE.

  18. Balasubramanian M (2013) Climate Change, Loss and Damage in India, Climate Change Impacts and Societal Adaptation, held on 7th and 8th November 2013, Department of Environmental Science, Central University of Rajasthan, Rajasthan

  19. Balasubramanian M (2013) Population Growth and Environmental Degradation: A Sustainability Approach, held on 26th April 2013 by Population Research Centre, Institute for social and Economic Change, Bangalore

  20. Balasubramanian M (2013) India’s Green Growth Strategy, published by Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources, Institute for Social and Economic Changes, Bangalore

  21. Balasubramanian M and V Dhulasi Birundha (2011) "Climate Change and Environmental impacts in India", Environmental Sustainability Challenges and strategies held on 17th and 18th February 2011, organized by Department of Economics, Fatima College, Madurai.

  22. Balasubramanian M (2010) International Business, Socio-Economic, Ecological, Political and Technological Trends & Dimensions, Albertien Institute of Management Cochin February 3rd 2010, Kerala, India

  23. Participated in 6th Biennial Conference of Indian Society for Ecological Economics "Nature, Economy and Society: Understanding the Linkages" held on October 19-22, 2011 at Centre for Economic Studies and Social Sciences (CESS), Hyderabad.

  24. Balasubramanian M and Dhulasi Birundha V (2009) Solid and Hazardous Wastes Management for safety, Health and Environment, held on March 16-17, presented a paper entitled "Solid Waste Management for Rural Areas: A Study of Tamil Nadu", Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India

Conference and Seminar Conducted
  • International Seminar on "Poverty, Environment and Sustainable Development Goals in Asia-Pacific", on December 8-9th 2016 at Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. Funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi

  • International certificate course on ISEC- Nordic Countries of India on "Approaching the Environment in India – Issues and Methods in the Study of the Nature-Economy-Society Interface", on June 26 to July 23, 2016 at Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, Karnataka (with Prof. Sunil Nautiyal)

  • "Natural Resource and National Accounts in South Asia" held on February 5-6th 2015 at Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. Funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research and State Planning Board Government of Karnataka

  • "Green Economy: Policy and Challenges" held on May 8th 2013 at Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. Funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi.

On-going research project
  • An Economic Value of Forest Resources: A Case Study of Nine Districts in Karnataka, Funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi (Principal Investigator)

  • Ecosystem Services and Human Well-being: Application of Sen’s Capability Approach, Funded by Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore (Principal Investigator)

  • Improving Farmers’ Income and Welfare, funded by Karnataka Agriculture Price Commission, Government of Karnataka (Co-Principal Investigator)

  • Adaptation to Climate Change impacts on SCs/STs and Women in Karnataka, funded by Environmental Management Policy Research Institute (EMPRI), Department of Forest Ecology and Environment, Government of Karnataka. (Principal Investigator)

  • Multidimensional Well-being: Conceptual, Methodological, and Analytical Perspectives, funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research, India and Université de Lausanne, Switzerland. (Co-Principal Investigator) (2015-17)

  • Accounting for Urban Ecosystem Services: A Case Study of Bangalore, ISEC funded Project

Professional Association
  1. Referee for the Ambio A Journal of the Human and Environment (Springer) 

  2. Referee for the Journal of Ecosystem Services (Elsevier)

  3. Referee for the Journal of Environment, Development and Sustainability (Springer)

  4. Referee for the Journal of Social and Economic Development (Springer)

  5. Referee for the IIM Kozhikode Society & Management Review (Sage)

 

Professional Membership
  • South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE)

  • Member, Editorial Board, Sage Open (Sage)

  • Referee for the Journal of Land Use Policy (Elsevier)

  • Referee for the Journal of Rural Studies (Elsevier)

  • Referee for the International Journal of Global Warming (inderscience)

M Balasubramanian
Assistant Professor
Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources (CEENR)
Institute for Social and Economic Change
Nagarabhavi P.O. Bangalore 560072, India.
Tel: Office: 080-23215468,
, 23215519 – Ext 241
Fax: 080-23217008

Email: balasubramanian@isec.ac.in

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