Faculty Profile

                                       Dr. Apra Sinha

                  Asst. Prof., ARSD College, University of Delhi                                  apra.sinha23@gmail.comasinha@arsd.du.ac.in



       Area(s) of Interest: Environmental Economics, Econometrics. 


PhD Economics: (2019), Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi. 


M.A. Economics: (2014), Jamia Millia Islamia, Silver Medalist.

(Rank -3 M.A Economics (Final) & Rank -1 in M.A (Previous), scored - 81% (First division with distinction)


B.A. (Hons.) Economics: (2011), Dyal Singh College(M), University of Delhi, Silver Medalist.

(Rank-2 Overall in B.A(Hons) Economics) & Rank -1 in B.A (Hons) Economics Second year -71%


UGC NET: (2013)


UGC Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research, University Grants Commission, India(2015-2017)

Journal Articles: 

1.Covid-19 induced uncertainty, investors’ sentiment and stock returns in India (with Sabuj Kumar Mandal and Sreelakshmi R),  Special Article, Economic and Political Weekly, ISSN 0012-9976,VOL LVII NO 35,Special article(ABDC-B)

 2. Uncertainty the same everywhere? Advanced versus emerging economies (Abhishek Kumar, Sushanta Mallick and Apra Sinha), Economic Modelling ,Elsevier, Volume -101,August 2021,105524 (ABDC-A


3.Policy Errors and Business Cycle Fluctuations: Evidence from an emerging economy" (Abhishek Kumar, Sushanta Mallick and Apra Sinha), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organizations: 0167-2681, Elsevier, (JEBO, ABDC-A*) ,2021


 4.Are Autocracies bad for the environment? Global evidence from two centuries of data (Apra Sinha, Ashish K Sedai, Abhishek Kumar and Rabindra Nepal),The Energy Journal (published by the International Association for Energy Economics( ABDC-A)


5. Are Autocracies bad for the environment? Global evidence from two centuries of data (Apra Sinha, Ashish K Sedai, Abhishek Kumar and Rabindra Nepal), CAMA working paper series, Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University, Feb 2021, ISSN 2206-0332,2021 


6.Bhatt,M.Y; Sinha, Apra" Factors influencing Willingness to pay for the conservation of Dachigam National Park in Jammu and Kashmir "(2017).Asia Pacific Journal on Environment and Development, Vol (26),published by Dhaka School of Economics, Bangladesh,Pg No 51-65, ISSN 1023-7895


7.Bhatt,M.Y; Sinha, Apra Environmental Kuznets curve for CO2 and NOx emissions: a A case study of India January 2017, European Journal of Sustainable Development DOI:10.14207/ejsd.2017.v6n1p267


8.Apra Sinha and Abhishek Kumar "Tunneling Through the EKC: Disentangling the Impact of NRCP in India" https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3397532,2020-PEERREVIEW 

9.Sinha, Apra & Kumar, Abhishek & Gopalakrishnan, Badri Narayanan, 2020. "Environmental Kuznets Curve and Pollution Haven Hypothesis," MPRA Paper 98930, University Library of Munich, Germany.-PEER REVIEW


Papers presented (International and National level):

 Are Autocracies Bad for the Environment? Global Evidence from two centuries of data , Delhi School of Economics,Winter School,15-18b,Dec,2021(presented)

   “The impact of Economic Liberalisation on the Environment- An Empirical  examination of Environmental Kuznets curve Hypothesis”- Apra Sinha at Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy and Environment , Kobe ,Japan, 8- 11,   June, 2017 (presented)

  “Examining the missing feedback link in EKCH”- Apra Sinha at 19th”International Conference on Environmental and Ecological Economics”,Czechia, Prague, July 9-10,2011( presented)

    “ Examining  the EKC for water pollutants” 24th Ulvön Conference on Environmental Economics 20th – 22nd of  June,2017(Accepted but not presented)

    Bagged Best Research paper award for  “Does Environmental protection hurt economic growth? An empirical analysis of Environmental Kuznets Curve Hypothesis in a bi-variate and tri-variate framework”- Apra Sinha at 3rdInternational Conference on “Sustainable Development path and obstacles” 24-25 March ,2017 ,Sri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Jammu ,Kakryal  (presented)

    “Economic Liberalisation and Environmental Kuznets Curve Hypothesis-examining the missing feedback link”-     at The Indian Econometric Econometric Society(TIES)  53 rd Annual Conference ,National Institute of Science Education and Research(NISER) and NCDS,Khorda,Orissa, 22-24  December, 2016 (presented)

   “Willingness to pay for preserving Biodiversity- A Case Study” at The Indian Econometric Econometric Society(TIES)  53 rd Annual Conference ,National Institute of Science Education and Research(NISER) and NCDS,Khorda,Orissa, 22-24  December, 2016

    “An Empirical Analysis of Environmental Kuznets Curve for air pollutants-A Bivariate Analysis” - National Conference on Geoinformatics for Natural Resource Management, Department of Geography, Jamia Millia Islamia,New Delhi,7-8 ,Feburary,2017(presented) 

 “Revisiting the Environmental Kuznets Curve Hypothesis-A Case Study of India”- , International Conference  on Biodiversity, Climate Change Assessment and Impacts on Livelihood (ICBCL,2017) ,Nepal ,Kathmandu organized by Tribhuvan University,City University of New-York ,IGATT & USAID,10-12 January,2017( presented)

  A contingent valuation survey of preserving Biodiversity-A case study of Dachigam National Park- ,International Conference on Scenarios and Models of Biodiversity and Ecosystem services organized by Centre of Economic and Social Studies ,Hyderabad ,Belmonte (Germany ), Ministry of Earth Sciences  and Indian Society of Ecological Economics (INSEE) ,14- 16, Feburary 2017.


Invited Talk

Represented India as a speaker and expert panel chair in a session based on subtheme "Growth, Economy and Pandemic " 2020 organized by Centre of Women and Environmental Security, Bangladesh and Land our future, Nepal,5 to 6 September ,2020 

Teaching Experience 

     (2017 onwards- Assistant Professor, ARSD college, University of Delhi, Dept of            Economics)


I am teaching following courses since 2017 -


a)     Statistical Methods of Economics- B.A Hons Economics, Second year 

b)     Introductory Econometrics, B.A Hons Economics , II year

c)     Mathematical Methods for Economics-II

d)     Mathematical Methods for Economics-I

e)     Data Analysis


 (July,2015-July,2016)  Faculty ,  Department of Economics, Jamia Millia Islamia University.                       

 I have taught the following papers in the Department-


a)     Mathematical Methods of Economics(1)-B.A (Hons)Economics, Semester 1

b)     Environmental Economics (I) -B.A (Subsidiary)

c)     Mathematical Methods of Economics(2)-B.A (Hons) Economics ,Semester 2

d)     Environmental Economics(II) –B.A(Subsidiary)

Research Experience:


Research Intern (May-July, 2013), Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)

Project Associate (Prime Minister’s Fellowship for Doctoral Research, Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). The project was an initiative by CII and Science and Energy Research Board)

Academic Honors and Grants:

UGC Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Scholarship for Research, University Grants Commission, India (2015-2017)

Jamia Central Scholarship in M.A Economics, Jamia Millia Islamia, (2014)

National Eligibility Test for Lectureship in Economics, University Grants Commission (UGC)

Jamia Merit Scholarship: First Position in M.A Economics

Delhi University Merit Scholarship: Second Position in B.A. (Hons.) Economics (2nd & 3rd Year) 

Academic contribution to the  Department of Economics

Convener ,The Finance and Investment Cell ,2022-till present. I have organized the following seminars in the Department of Economics


Organized a talk on  “Economic Ramifications of the Covid -19 pandemic” .The panelists were Dr.Surajit Das, Assistant Professor, JNU, Dr. B.N Gopalkrishnan, Head ,Trade and Commerce,NITI Ayog,Dr. Anjali Tandon ,ISID and Prof.Deepankar Sengupta

Organised a talk on “ Climate Change Policies for Developing Countries -Issues and Challenges. The panelists were Prof. Surender Kumar, Delhi School of Economics and Dr. Gopal Sarangi.

Organised one week  workshop on “Basic Data Analysis using R Studio”

Organised Young Researchers’ Conference on Macroecomics, Financial Markets and Corporate Finance.The Conference was chaired by people from RBI and CII.

Convener, Economics seminar, 2018-2020.I have organized the following programmes in the Department of Economics  

Organized a talk by Prof Arun Kumar (Malcolm S Adiseshiah Chair Professor at Institute of Social Sciences and Former Professor, CESP, JNU)  and Prof Praveen Jha, Professor,JNU,CESP on the topic “ Contemporary Issues in Indian Economy- Two circles of growth: Marginalizing the unorganized sector”, 21 August,2018

Organised a seminar on “Deliberations on major crises in Indian Economy”. The panelists were Prof Prabhat Patnaik, Eminent economist and emeritus Professor JNU, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta (Former editor of EPW) and Harvir Singh, Editor,Hindi Outlook ,31 October,2018

Organised a talk by Prof Jayati Ghosh on “Minimum Support prices ,major issues” on 27 Feb,2018

Convener of the “ Finance and Investment Cell” under the Economics Department. I have organized the following events 


Organised the FIC orientation lecture by “Uma Shankar Vatsa”, Senior Data Scientist, Financial Technology and analytics, FedEX, USA”,9 August,2019

Organised a seminar on “Can India be a five trillion Economy?”.The panelists were Prof Manoj Kumar Jha, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Prof Atul Sood, CSRD JNU, Dr Sukanya Bose, Assistant Professor,NIPFP and Ms Abantika Ghosh, Senior Journalist , The Indian Express, 23 August,2019

Organised the Annual Financial Conclave. The topic was “NBFCs crisis, Spillovers and growth consequences”. The panelists were  Mr Arun Kumar Jha, Director General, National Productivity Council, Sushil Bahuguna, NDTV Anchor, Prof C.P Chandrashekhar, JNU and Shishir Sinha, Journalist Hindu Business Line,18 Sept,2019

Organised the Annual Business Conclave “ Monetaire”. The panelists were Shri Ajit Pai,Chief Guest,Senior Advisor to Vice Chairman NITI AYOG, Prof Kamal Nayan Kabra, Malcolm S Adisheshiah Chair Professor and Decentralised  Planning, Institute of Social Sciences and Miss Puja Mehra, Senior Economics Journalist ,Winner of Ramnath Goenka Award for excellence in Journalism 

I have also Organised the following workshops in the college:


Workshop on STATA-Instructor, Dr Sandhya Garg, Associate Fellow, NCAER

Workshop on Finance Basics (under FIC)

Workshop on Company valuations (under FIC)

Workshop on Stock Markets (under FIC)

Workshop on Hands on Training with Excel (under FIC)

I have been the member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the publication of “Finertia”, the first issue of the   Annual News letter of FIC as well as the first Brochure of FIC

Organised a National Webinar on “Economic Impact of Covid-19”. The panelists were Prof Arun Kumar, ISS and Dr. Narendra Kumar Bhoi, IGIDR under the aegis of IQAC 


Other Administrative Assignments:

Member, Organizing Committee of Seminar on "New Education Policy and it's Challenges " 2019, under the aegis of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

Member Organizing Committee of Workshop Session by Ministry of Labor & Employment, National Institute for Career Service (NICS) ,2019, under the aegis of Internal Quality Assurance Cell (IQAC)

Member of ARSD Youth Conclave, YC ,2019, English Debating Society of the College

Member of Prospectus Committee 2018 – 2019,ARSD

Member of College Magazine Committee 2018-2019,ARSD

Member of Website Committee of the college – 2018,ARSD 

Member of NIRF Committee (2018 -2020),ARSD

Member of Departmental Brochure Committee 2019-2020,ARSD


Member Editorial Board, Annual Souvenir of Nimbus -The English Debating Society,ARSD 

Member of QS Ranking of World Universities Task Force (2021 -till present),ARSD, University of  Delhi

Member of University of Delhi Centenary celebrations commitee


Member of Civil Services Committee ,ARSD college



Workshops attended:

Business Forecasting: Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore, 28-31, April, 2016.

Research Methodology: Application of Econometrics and Statistics: Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, NIT Durgapur in collaboration with The Indian Econometric Society, TIES, 23-29, May, 2016

Environmental Valuation methods and Techniques: TERI University, 7-9 October, 2016

Scenarios and Models of Biodiversity and Ecosystem services: Centre of Economic and Social Studies, Hyderabad, Belmonte (Germany), Ministry of Earth Sciences and Indian Society of Ecological Economics (INSEE), 14, February2017)

Articles in Media:


How Embracing Blockchain Technology will fix our political system and EVM Ballot Debate Developing Mirror Magazine, June 2018


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