Research Interests: Resource and Environmental Economics, Energy Economics, Real Options, Macroeconomics.
Supratim Das Gupta obtained his Bachelors in Economics (BSc) and Masters in Economics (MSc) from the University of Calcutta in Kolkata, India, in 2004 and 2006 respectively. He received his PhD in Economics from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, USA, in 2013. Prior to joining Ahmedabad University in 2019, he was employed at Universidad de Guanajuato in Guanajuato, Mexico from 2014 - 2018. He has served at Dissertation Advisory Committee (DAC) for doctoral students and has regularly advised undergraduate students at Ahmedabad University. He is a reviewer for prestigious journals such as The Energy Journal and International Journal of Energy Sector Management.
He enjoys interacting with people and sharing opinions. He speaks Bengali (native), Hindi, English and Spanish. When time permits, he enjoys running and cycling.
Resource and Environmental Economics
Real Options and Growth Economics
“Selection Ability, Timing Ability, and Performance Persistence of Indian Fixed Income Mutual Funds”, with Mayank Patel and Vinodh Madhavan, forthcoming, Journal of Asset Management
“Using real options to value capacity additions and investment expenditures in renewable energies in India”, January 2021, Energy Policy
“Evaluating India's energy targets using real options approach,” with Alejandro Mosiño, Universidad de Guanajuato, January 2020, International Journal of Energy Sector Management
“Dynamics of Switching from Polluting Resources to Green Technologies,” October 2015, International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy
“Polluting Resources to Green Technologies: An Optimum Switch,” July 2015 Abstract Book, 10th Annual International Symposium on Economic Theory, Policy and Applications, published by Athens Institute for Education and Research, ISBN: 978-960-598-022-1
“Dirty and Clean Technologies,” February 2015, Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics
Book Chapter “Aplicaciones y Extensiones de los Árboles Binomiales en Problemas de Opciones Reales” (Applications and Extensions of Binomial Lattices and Real Options Problems) with Dr. Alejandro Mosiño, Universidad de Guanajuato, in “Tendencias en Ciencias Económico Administrativas en México”, (ISBN: 978-607-96901-5-1), 2017.
Book Chapter “Un breve análisis de los ciclos electorales de países emergentes en G-20” (A brief analysis of electoral cycles in emerging countries of G-20) with Dr. Claudia Gómez López, Universidad de Guanajuato, in “Tendencias en Ciencias Económico Administrativas en México. Tomo II: Elecciones 2018”, (ISBN: 978-607-441-590-2), 2018.
Instructor (Ahmedabad University):
TODS506 Advanced Mathematical Techniques for Economics (MA Program) - Winter 2019
EPP291 Economics - Winter 2019
EPP100 Microeconomics (bi-semester) – Monsoon 2019, Winter 2020
EPP110 Macroeconomics – Winter 2020, Monsoon 2020, Winter 2021, Monsoon 2021
TOD504 Mathematical Methods for Economics (MA Program) – Monsoon 2020
ENV210/ENV510 Energy and Climate Change – Monsoon 2021
Foundation Programme (ECC Studio) - Monsoon 2019, Winter 2020, Winter 2021, Monsoon 2021
Math Bootcamp--Term Zero (refresher course for beginning MA Economics/MBA students) – Summer 2020
Assistant Professor, Ahmedabad University, January 2019 onwards
Assistant Professor, Universidad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico, July 2014 - December 2018
Visiting Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina, August 2013 - July 2014
Committee Memberships: Member and Course Coordinator of Foundation Programme Thematic Committee for the Studio titled "Environment and Climate Change" (ECC). Was an integral part in developing the course outline for the various modules covered. Teaching ECC Module 3.
Dissertation Advisory Committee (DAC)—Internal Member, Ph.D. student Mayank Patel, thesis titled “Performance Evaluation of Indian Fixed Income Mutual Funds”
Dissertation Advisory Committee (DAC)—Internal Member, Ph.D. student Maya Ganesh (dissertation jointly with Indian School of Business, Hyderabad), thesis titled “Impact of introduction of Choice (Portability) on Indian Public Distribution System (PDS)”
IMBA Summer Internship Projects: Faculty Mentor for 4 students, Summer 2020; Capstone Projects for Third Year BBA students, Monsoon-Winter 2020-21.
Student Advising (Circle of Care): Monsoon 2019, Winter 2020, Monsoon 2020, Winter 2021
Part of planning and organizing the new course structure (and part of the entrance exam) for the MA in Economics programme (2021-2023) along with other faculty colleagues from Economics and Public Policy and Finance across the university. Specifically assigned to the Admissions group.
Other Academic Experience:
Involvement with Student Clubs:
Conversation with Panchtatva: The Environment Club at Ahmedabad University (One Planet: Conversations that Matter), Sep 2020; Conversation with The Stepwell Radio, in collaboration with The Sports Club (show for Sports Day), Aug 2021; Ahmedabad University Fitness Club—Women’s Day Run (Jan 2020), Pedal Up Cycling Event (July 2021)
Running (half and full marathons); cycling; listening to all kinds of music; reading novels; trying out different cuisines; watching Indian movies (various Regional as well as Bollywood).