Beijer Fellows

Chandra Kiran Krishnamurthy | PhD (Economist), Researcher

My research interests are rather broad, and cover many areas in Environmental and Resource Economics, Development Economics and Applied Econometrics. I am primarily interested in research topics covering the economics of climate change, renewable resource extraction, the economics of energy, and the interplay between industrial development, economic growth and environmental degradation. I use both empirical and theoretical methods in my research.

Chandra Kiran Krishnamurthy


Phone +46 (0)70 7689762
Address: The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics The Royal Swedish Academy of Science Box 50005 SE-104 05 Stockholm, Sweden


I joined the Beijer Institute in August 2014 and prior to that, was a Brouwaldh Fellow at the Center for Environmental and Resource Economics and the Department of Economics at Umeå University in Umeå, Northern Sweden. I moved to Sweden after finishing my PhD in Sustainable Development at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.
My educational background is somewhat diverse, with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Bangalore University, India) and an M.Phil in Economics (from IGIDR, Mubai India), prior to my PhD in Sustainable Development at Columbia University, where I worked on issues related to climate changes impacts on Indian agriculture, theoretical modeling of groundwater extraction under uncertainty and understanding changes in extremes of the Indian summer monsoon.