E Somanathan is a Senior Visiting Fellow at CPR.
He is a Professor in the Economics and Planning Unit of the Indian Statistical Institute in Delhi, and Program Director of CECFEE (Centre for research on the Economics of Climate, Food, Energy and Environment). His research is in the economics of environment and development, microeconomic theory, and evolutionary models of behavior.
He received his PHD from Harvard University and has taught at Emory University, the University of Michigan, and Princeton University. He has been Executive Director of SANDEE (South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics), a Co-ordinating Lead Author for the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change), and is the Editor of 'Environment and Development Economics', a Cambridge University Press journal.