Dr. Sonam Gupta is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Food and Resource Economics Department at the University of Florida. She will join IMPAQ International, LLC as a research associate starting August 2013. She received a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Arizona in 2009. Her primary areas of research are environmental economics, development economics, and behavioral economics. Her recent research projects examine perceptions of parents and children towards National School Lunch Program (NSLP) in the United States and investigate the role of behavioral cues in “nudging” children into making healthier food choices. Her other projects look at corporate environmentalism and role of culture and gender in determining labor market outcomes.
Did the metro help reduce air pollution in Delhi?
17 May 2013
The Delhi metro has been operational for over a decade now. Has it helped reduce the high levels of air pollution? This column presents initial findings from research that suggests that the metro has encouraged people to switch from private to public mode of travel, resulting in positive effects on air quality in the city.
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