Academic profile

 

I am a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge. My research engages with identifying pathways for building climate-resilient and sustainable food production systems. I am interested in modelling the human-natural resource interactions in the light of the Socio-ecological systems framework. My current research project, Landscape Regeneration Solutions to the Interlinked Extinction and Climate Crises that support Sustainable Development is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC - UKRI). The project aims to identify pathways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, specifically from farming in the peat lands, and to improve bio-diversity. I focus on analysing the agricultural policy in the UK and its impacts on farm businesses. The duration of the project is 5 years, 2022 – 2027.

Before the NERC project, I have worked on a project titled Transforming India’s Green Revolution through Research and Empowerment for Sustainable Food Supplies (TIGR2ESS), funded by Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF – UKRI). Here, my research focussed on analysing how farming communities managed groundwater to build climate resilience. Groundwater is the principal source of irrigation, a scarce resource in the region and a common pool resource. The duration of the project was 3 years, 2019 – 2022.

I have a doctoral degree from the University of Cambridge, a master’s degree in Planning and Development from the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay and another master’s degree in Economics from Madras Christian College.

 

Teaching

 

Paper I A – Microeconomics, Paper 17 – Land Policy and Development Economics

Publications

 

PUBLICATIONS

Bhangaonkar, R., & Fennell, S. (2021). Role of knowledge in the management of groundwater-use for irrigation in micro-watersheds of semi-arid India. International Journal of Water Resources Development, 1-19.

Kathuria, V., Ray, P and Bhangaonkar, R. A., (2015). Foreign Direct Investment in wind energy sector in India: Testing the effectiveness of state policies using panel data, Energy, 80, 190-202.

Kanagasabapathy. K., Bhangaonkar, R. A. and Pandey, S.J., (2014). Markets and Monetary Policy Transmission, Chapter 6, Handbook on Indian Economy, Oxford University Press.

WORKING PAPERS

Bhangaonkar. R and Fennell. S., (Submitted) Social Capital and Collective Action: Management of Common Pool Resource in Semi-arid India: Ecology and Society, Publisher Resilience Alliance

Bhangaonkar. R. and Ranganathan. T. Climate resilient agriculture: Groundwater management in semi-arid India.

Bhangaonkar. R. Sustainable agriculture and livelihoods: a case study of the Odisha Millets Mission.


 

Category/Classification

 

agriculture, environment, public policy, rural, development economics, microeconomics, econometrics


 

Research Centres

 

Centre for Landscape Regeneration, Centre of Development Studies, Centre of South Asian Studies