Ganga Shreedhar


Ganga’s research is focused on examining collective action and governance over common pool resources using network economics. She is the recipient of the Robert and Dilys Rawson Scholarship awarded by LSE’s Department of Geography and Environment.


Ganga has an MPA in Public and Economic Policy from the London School of Economics (supported by the LSE Graduate Award and the Aga Khan International Scholarship Programme). She also has a Masters in development Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Madras. Prior to her studies at the LSE, she worked as a Senior Research Analyst at the International Food Policy Research institute’s Asia Office in New Delhi. She focussed on issues related to agriculture, food security and policy in India, Nepal, China and Tajikistan.

Research Interests

  • Environmental and Resource Economics
  • Environmental Policy and Governance
  • Development Policy and Economics
  • Agriculture and Food Security


Working paper  27 August, 2018

Seeing red, but acting green? Experimental evidence on charitable giving and affect towards biodiversity

This research investigates how different audio-visual information on conservation influences charitable donation behaviour and emotions. read more »

Working paper  27 August, 2018

Do biodiversity conservation videos cause pro-environmental spillover effects?

The unintentional effects that conservation videos requesting financial donations might have on how people act in relation to environmental causes are investigated in this study. read more »

Working paper  31 January, 2018

Monitoring and punishment networks in a common-pool resource dilemma: experimental evidence

This study simulates an environmental dilemma: a group of individuals sharing a natural resource from which they can individually gain. It shows how network structure impacts social welfare and reveals the cost of exclusively relying on perfect peer monitoring and punishment to enhance cooperation. read more »

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Policy publications  11 January, 2016

The competitiveness impact of a UK carbon price: what do the data say?

This paper explores the potential impact of a uniform £20 per tonne carbon price on fuels and production costs across all 106 industries that comprise the UK economy. read more »

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In the news  21 January, 2016

Study: UK-wide £20 a tonne carbon tax would have 'little impact' on consumers

Business Green, 11 January

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