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Turaga Rama Mohana R

Name Turaga Rama Mohana R
Area Public Systems Group (PSG)
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Educational Qualifications

Ph.D. in Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, 2007
(Specialization: Environmental Policy; Minor: Econometrics)
M.Tech. in Environmental Engineering, IIT, Kharagpur, 1995
B.E. in Civil Engineering, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, 1993

Academic Affiliation

Assitant Professor, IIM Ahmedabad (Jun 2012 - Present)
Visiting Assistant Professor, IIM Ahmedabad (Jun 2010 - May 2012)
Research Associate, Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA (Feb 2008 - Jun 2010)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA (May 2007 - Jan 2008)
Graduate Research Assistant, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, USA (Aug 2001 - Apr 2006)

Professional Affiliation

Tata Consultancy Services, India (Business Analyst, Dec 1995 - Aug 2001)
Member, Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management, Washington, D.C.
Member, Society for Risk Analysis
Member, International Society for Ecological Economics

Area Of Research

Public Policy Analysis and Management, Environmental Economics and Policy, Pro-environmental Behavior, Environmental Risk Analysis

Current Research

  • Extended Producer Responsibility as an Instrument for Electronic Waste Management: A Critical Analysis of India’s e-waste Rules (with Kalyan Bhaskar)
  • Environmental Values Scale (with Richard Howarth and Mark Borsuk)
  • Information and pro-environmental behavior (with Mark Borsuk)
  • Energy Labeling of Home Appliances and Consumer Behavior (with George Kandathil)
  • Performance determinants of common effluent treatment plants in India (with Vinish Kathuria)
     

Publications/ Articles/ Cases

Refereed Journal Publications

  • Turaga, R.M.R., Noonan, D., & Bostrom, A. Spatially Fine Regulation of Air Toxics. Accepted for publication in Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
  • Turaga, R.M.R., Howarth, R., & Borsuk, M. (2014). Perceptions of Mercury Risk and its Management. Human and Ecological Risk Assessment, 20(5), 1385-1405
  • Turaga, R.M.R., Noonan, D., & Bostrom, A. (2011).  Hot Spots Regulation and Environmental Justice. Ecological Economics, 70(7), 1395-1405
  • Turaga, R.M.R., Howarth, R., & Borsuk, M. (2010). Pro-environmental Behavior: Rational Choice Meets Moral Motivation. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1185(2010), 211-224
  • Noonan, D., Turaga, R.M.R., & Baden, B. (2009). Superfund, Hedonics, and the Scales of Environmental Justice. Environmental Management, 44(5), 909-920
  • Baden, B., Noonan, D., & Turaga, R.M.R. (2007). Scales of Justice: Is there a Geographic Bias in Environmental Equity Analysis? Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 50(2), 163-185
  • Bostrom, A., Barke, R., Turaga, R.M.R., & O’Connor, R. (2006). Environmental Concerns and the ‘New Environmental Paradigm’ in Bulgaria. Journal of Environmental Education, 37(3), 25-40
  • Bostrom, A., Turaga, R.M.R., & Ponomariov, B. (2006). Earthquake Mitigation Decisions and Consequences. Earthquake Spectra, 22(2), 313-328
  • Turaga, R.M.R. & Bozeman, B. (2005). Red Tape and Public Organizations’ Decision Making. American Review of Public Administration, 35(4), 363-379
  • Turaga, U.T. & Turaga, R.M. (2004). Science Policy for India: A Memo to the Indian Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. Philosophy Today, 48(5), 109-115
  • D. Nagesh Kumar, T. Rama Mohana Rao, & M. Bandyopadhyay. (1998). Optimal Design of Water Distribution System using Linear Programming Gradient (LPG) Method. Journal of Indian Water Works Association, Vol. XXX, 79-87


Book Chapters

  • Kathuria, V. & Turaga, R.M.R. (Forthcoming). Small Industry in India: Are CETPs an Appropriate Response toward Pollution Control? In "Globalization and Standards: How Have Firms and Consumers Responded in India?" Ed. Keshab Das, New Delhi: Springer

Other Papers

  • Turaga, R.M.R. & Kandathil, G. (2014). Defining the Social Responsibility of  Business: Whose Business is it? Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLIX, No. 7,  February 15, 2014

Select Conference Presentations

  • "Individual Responsibility and its Influence on Sustainable Behaviors: An Experimental Study in the Context of Mercury-reducing Actions." Paper presented (co-authored with Richard Howarth and Mark Borsuk) at the Sixth Beinnial Conference of the United States Society for Ecological Economics, East Lansing, MI, 26-29 Jun 2011
  • “Environmental Risk Indicators to Motivate Environmentally Responsible Behavior.” Poster presented (co-authored with Mark Borsuk) at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis, Baltimore, MD, 6-9 Dec 2009
  • “Designing Environmental Risk Indicators to Motivate Sustainable Behavior.” Presented (co-authored with Mark Borsuk) at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis, Boston, MA, 7-10 Dec 2008
  • “Hot Spots Regulation and Environmental Justice.” Presented at the Thirtieth Annual APPAM Fall Research Conference, Los Angeles, 6-8 Nov 2008
  • “Spatial Resolution and Equity in Risk-based Regulation.” Presented (co-authored with Douglas Noonan and Ann Bostrom) at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Risk Analysis, San Antonio, TX, 9-12 Dec 2007
  • “Spatial Resolution, Costs, and Equity in Air Toxics Regulation.” Poster presented at the Twenty-Ninth Annual APPAM Research Conference, Washington, D.C., 8-10 Nov 2007
  • “The Partnership for Environmental Research and Community Health (PERCH) Phase III, Part 1: Community-scale risk assessment in greater Pensacola, Florida.” Presented (co-authored with Ryan Gesser, Michael Chang, Ted Russell, and Ann Bostrom) at the 14th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology with the Air and Waste Management Assoc., The 86th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society, Atlanta, GA, 28 Jan – 3 Feb 2006


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