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Welcome to my academic website. I am a fifth year PhD Candidate in the Food and Resource Economics Group at the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia. My research intersects environmental and development economics. I am a member of the Centre for Food, Resource and Environmental Economics (CFREE) and the Wildlife and Conservation Economics Lab. I am also a Fellow at the Center for India and South Asia Research at the UBC School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.

Broadly, I combine insights from economics and environmental science to study relationships between human activity and the environment. Some of my current projects include estimating the development-biodiversity tradeoff, studying labour-capital substitution in agriculture, and estimating long-run costs of coal power plants on human health. My geographic focus is mainly India.

Before my PhD studies, I was an EPoD pre-doctoral fellow at Harvard University, completed an M.A. Economics at UBC, and was a Research Associate at J-PAL South Asia.

I can be reached via e-mail at madhokr@mail.ubc.ca or madhok.raahil@gmail.com