Matthew Agarwala

Research student

Matthew’s research explores the economics of water and how it relates to development, growth, and sustainability. His work seeks to inform policy regarding the economic valuation and pricing of water, optimal water governance, and the relationship between water, gender and development.

Background

Prior to joining the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Matthew studied under Dr. Atif Kubursi in Toronto, Canada, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with honours degrees (HBA) in economics and political science, as well as an MA in economic policy.

Research interests

  • Virtual water;
  • Nexus of water, gender and economic development;
  • Water’s place in Green Accounting;
  • Sustainability;
  • Transboundary water governance and security;
  • Resource and environmental economics.
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Book  8 October, 2014

Handbook of Sustainable Development

This Handbook takes stock of progress made in our understanding of what sustainable development actually is and how it can be measured and achieved. read more »

nature
Research article  25 June, 2014

Natural capital accounting and climate change

Governments and businesses are beginning to account for natural capital, but must collaborate to promote sustainability, combat climate change and improve decision-making. read more »

Research article  18 March, 2014

Accounting for the Impact of Conservation on Human Well-Being

E.J. Milner-Gulland, J.A. McGregor, M. Agarwala, G. Atkinson, P. Bevan, T. Clements, T. Daw, K. Homewood, N. Kumpel, J. Lewis, S. Mourato, B. Palmer Fry, M. Redshaw, J.M. Rowcliffe, S. … read more »

Research article  8 January, 2014

Pollinator declines: Avoid pitfalls of consensus methods

Bateman, I., Agarwala, M., and T. Badura. (2014). Nature, 505(7482), 160-160.

2013

Research article  3 May, 2013

Water: Cost

Kubursi, A., and M. Agarwala. (2013). In Encyclopedia of Environmental Management, edited by Sven Erik Jorgensen. Vol. IV, 2801–2811. New York: Taylor and Francis.

Research article  4 February, 2013

) UK National Ecosystem Assessment Follow-on. Work Package Report 3: Economic value of ecosystem services

Bateman, I., Day, B., Agarwala, M., Bacon, P., Bad’ura, T., Binner, A., De-Gol, A., Ditchburn, B., Dugdale, S., Emmett, B., Ferrini,S., Carlo Fezzi, C., Harwood, A., Hillier, J., Hiscock, K., … read more »

2012

Research article  18 December, 2012

The Economics of Climate Change: Alternative Approaches

Agarwala, M. and A. Kubursi. (2012). In Impact of Climate Change on Water Cycle and Health, edited by Velma I. Grover. Enfield, NH USA: Science Publishers.

Research article  17 July, 2012

Are national economies (virtually) sustainable?: an empirical analysis of natural assets in international trade

Atkinson, G., Agarwala, M., and P. Muñoz. (2012).  In Inclusive Wealth Report 2012 Measuring progress toward sustainability, eds. Partha Dasgupta, Anantha Duraiappah and Pablo Muñoz. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. … read more »

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Policy report  17 March, 2014

The State of Natural Capital

NCC. (Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, 2014). Link to publisher

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In the news  4 September, 2014

Put your money where your mouth is

Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) is no panacea, but it can be an efficient tool for aligning incentives to benefit people, planet, and profit. read more »

In the news  14 July, 2014

Mike Stonard speaks to Matthew Agarwala, Senior Research Associate on the Global Enviroment at UEA, about Natural Capital

Matthew Agarwala speaks to Mike Stonard about a recently release study of Natural Capital. Matthew is the lead researcher behind the study read more »

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In the news  26 June, 2014

Natural capital accounting and climate change

Governments and businesses are beginning to account for natural capital, but must collaborate to promote sustainability, combat climate change and improve decision-making. read more »

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Book  8 October, 2014

Handbook of Sustainable Development

This Handbook takes stock of progress made in our understanding of what sustainable development actually is and how it can be measured and achieved. read more »

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