Santosh Kumar Sahu

Assistant Professor

Humanities and Social Sciences ,

2020-present: Fellow -ISEP( Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy)

2017-present: Assistant Professor

2015-present: Coordinator, Website and Publications,Forum for Global Knowledge Sharing

+91 (44) 2257 4512

santosh@iitm.ac.in

https://hss.iitm.ac.in/team-members/santosh-kumar-sahu/

Research Areas

  • Energy Economics

  • Industrial Economics

  • Economics of Global Climate Change


Selected Journal Publications

  • Sahu, S.K., and Bagchi, P. 2022, Waste from production: an analysis at the firm level. Quality and Quantity: International Journal of Methodology. 


  • Sahu, S.K., Bagchi, P., Kumar, A. and Tan, K.H., 2022. Technology, price instruments and energy intensity: a study of firms in the manufacturing sector of the Indian economy. Annals of Operations Research, 313, p. 319–339


  • Bagchi, P., Sahu, S.K., Kumar, A. and Tan, K.H., 2022. Analysis of carbon productivity for firms in the manufacturing sector of India. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 178, p.121606


  • Jha, C.K., Panda, B. and Sahu, S.K., 2022. Institutions and conflict. Economic Modelling,113, p.105894


  • Sahu, S.K., Manaloor, V. and Bagchi, P., 2022. An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of COVID-19 on the Power Sector of India. Energy RESEARCH LETTERS, 3(2), p.32617, 


  • Behera, D.K., Dash, U. and Sahu, S.K., 2022. Exploring the possible sources of fiscal space for health in India: insights from political regimes. Health Research Policy and Systems, 20(1), pp.1-16


  • Padhan, H., Sahu, S.K. and Dash, U. Economic globalization and environmental quality: a study of OECD economies. Environment, Development and Sustainability 2022


  • Padhan, H., Behera, D.K., Sahu, S.K. and Dash, U., 2022. Does Corruption Hinderance Economic Growth Despite Surge of Remittance and Capital Inflows Since Economic Liberalization in an Emerging Economy, India. Journal of the Knowledge Economy, p.1-24


  • Santosh Kumar Sahu and Unmesh Patnaik (2020), Foreign Direct Investments and Environmental Policies: A Meta-Analysis,” in “FDI, Technology and Innovation”, N.S. Siddharthan and K. Narayanan (Eds.),


  • K. Narayanan and Santosh Kumar Sahu (2020), Firm-Level Productivity and Exports: The Case of Manufacturing Sector in India, in “Accelerators of India’s Growth – Industry, Trade and Employment”, Suresh Chand Aggarwal, Deb Kusum Das and, Rashmi Banga (Eds.)


  • Sunil Paul, Santosh Kumar Sahu and Tinu Iype Jacob (2020), Aggregate Fluctuations and Technological Shocks: The Indian Case, in “FDI, Technology and Innovation”, N.S. Siddharthan and K. Narayanan (Eds.)


  • Santosh Kumar Sahu and Sumedha Kamboj (2019), Decomposition Analysis of GHG Emissions in Emerging Economies”, Journal of Economic Development, 44(3), pp. 59-78


  • K. Narayanan, D. Parthasarathy and A. Inamdar and Santosh Kumar Sahu (2019), Who is Vulnerable? Evidence from Districts of the East Coast of India, in “Climate Change and Vulnerable Indian Coast”, R. Ramesh and J.R. Bhatt (Eds.), Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India, New Delhi


  • Santosh Kumar Sahu and Deepanjali Mehta (2018), Determinants of Energy and CO2 Emission Intensities: A Study of Manufacturing Firms in India, The Singapore Economic Review, Vol. 63, No. 2, pp. 389-407


  • Santosh Kumar Sahu (2018), Development vs Environment Debate, Domain; The Journal of Management Research, Vo. 9 & 10, Issue 1, pp. 30-33 


  • Unmesh Patnaik and Santosh Kumar Sahu (2018), Foreign Direct Investment and Business Cycle Co-movement: Evidence from Asian Countries, in: “Globalisation of Technology”, N.S. Siddharthan, K. Narayanan (Eds.), Springer


  • Santosh Kumar Sahu and N. Aggrawal (2017), Inter-firm Differences in Mergers and Acquisitions: A Study of Pharmaceutical Sector in India, Journal of Economic Studies, Vol. 44, No.5, pp. 861-878


  • Santosh Kumar Sahu (2017), Firm Performance and Diversification: An Empirical Investigation of Chemical Sector in India, International Journal of Sustainable Economy, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 56-71

Research Projects

  • Policy Determinants of Household Economic Development (PDHED), Sponsored by the University of Alberta, Canada and MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, India, 2014-2015


  • “Do knowledge spillovers attenuate R&D investment? Evidence from Indian manufacturing firms”, New Faculties Initiation Grant, ICSR, IIT Madras, 2017-2021


  • Covid-19 Outbreak and the Micro Small Medium Enterprises: A Study of Tamil Nadu, 2020


  • Declining energy intensity in the manufacturing sector of India: A modified decomposition approach, Exploratory Research Project, IIT Madras, Chennai, 01 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021


  • "Microgrid Technologies", Ministry of Human Resource and Development, IIT Madras, Chennai (PI: Prof. Krishna Vasudevan), 04 Feb 2021 - 31 Dec 2026


  • Green Growth Index, Energy Use And Economic Growth: Evidence From The United Arab Emirates, (Co-PI), Sponsored by Abu Dhabi University, 1 Mar 2021 - 24 Jun 2022


  • Centre for Indian Knowledge Systems, All India Council for Technical Education, 02 Apr 2022 - 01 Apr 2023


  • Alleviating Poverty and Malnutrition in Agro-biodiversity Hotspots"Oct 2013 - Present


           Patents 

  • 2022 -Designation/title: A system to account for the impact of Covid-19 on household economics in India 

           This patent is for the invention of methodology in the area of Resource Planning and Analytics (WIPO code G06Q 10/06).


Awards & Recognitions

  • 2016-Prof. Raghuram Rajan’s “Young Scholar Grant Programme” to participate National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Summer Programme 2016, Boston, MA, USA

  • 2014-Selected for the India-China Young Scholars Forum on “Indo-Syno Relations and Asia-Pacific Security Pattern” Academy of World Watch, Shanghai, China

  • 2013-Excellence in Ph.D. Research Award 2012-2013, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

  • 2010-JSPS Student Exchange Program for East Asian Young Researchers, GSID, Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan