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Inaugural Bangabandhu Chair Professor Joyashree Roy

Prof. Joyashree Roy is the Inaugural Bangabandhu Chair Professor at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand. Prior to joining AIT, Prof. Roy was serving in the Department of Economics, Jadavpur University, India (now on lien).


She is the Founding advisor of the Global Change Programme and Ryoichi Sasakawa Young  Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF) Project  at Jadavpur University. She  was the national fellow of the Indian Council of Social Sciences Research  (ICSSR), and a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow at LBNL, Berkeley, USA. She was among the IPCC-2007 Nobel Peace Prize winning panel and is in the winning team of Prince Sultan Bin Aziz award for water. She is continuing as Coordinating Lead Author in the Sixth assessment cycle of WGIII, of IPCC and has been a chapter author of Global Energy Assessment. She is the recipient of 2021 Paradigm Award from the Breakthrough Institute, California.

Research Interests                                                                          


Her research interests are in Economics of Pollution and Climate Change, Modeling energy demand, Economy-wide modeling exercises for deriving policy implications, Water quality demand modeling, Water pricing, Sustainable development, Natural resource accounting, Valuing environmental services, Developmental and environmental issues relevant for informal sectors, Coastal Ecosystem service evaluation,  Bangladesh economy and energy policy.

Education Background:

Ph.D in Economics, from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India.
   Concentration: Econometric Modelling of Producer Behaviour for Indian Industries to

   understand Demand for Energy.
Master of Arts in Economics, from North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong,

Bachelor of Arts (with Economics Honours), from Lady Keane Girls College, Shillong,




Bangabandhu Chair Professor Joyashree Roy is currently teaching in the Sustainable Energy Transition Program (SE), Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Change (EECC), School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), AIT. The course(s) she is teaching/taught during 2018-2021 are:

2018 | 2019 | 2020:


  • Energy Pricing and Applications

  • Energy Economy Modelling and Policy Analysis

  • Energy Technology, Transition and Sustainability

  • Economics of Disaster






Prof. Joyashree Roy has published more than 147 peer reviewed journal/book articles, authored and edited books. Some of her recent publications are:

Global Recognitions

TedX  Talks


Media Presence


Expert Talk

June 2020

"Greater Collective Ambition is our Definition"



April 2019

"Main findings of the Special report on Global Warming of 1.5° C"



November 2018

"We need to talk about climate change every day"

Contact Details

Room no. ET-205, Energy Building, AIT

Telephone: (+66-2) 254 5401


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