Matthew Agarwala

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.


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.


Research - 2018

Research - 2016

Research - 2015

Research - 2014

Research - 2013

Research - 2012


Policy - 2019

Policy - 2018

Policy - 2017

Policy - 2016

Policy - 2015

Policy - 2014


Books - 2014


News - 2015

News - 2014

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