Biography

Matthew Agarwala is an environmental economist at the LSE, University of Exeter and the University of East Anglia, where he is Senior Post-Doctoral Research Associate.

Primary research interests include: natural capital (NatCap); NatCap accounting; comprehensive wealth; sustainable development; trade and natural resources; food-water-energy nexus; linking natural and economic science research; environmental change and human wellbeing.

Currently, his primary projects and collaborators include Prof. Ian Bateman, Prof Andrew Lovett (£2m NERC funded ADVENT project); Prof. Giles Atkinson (LSE); the EU-FP7 funded Operational Potential of Ecosystem Research Applications (OPERAs) consortium; and the Water Economics, Policy and Governance Network (WEPGN) funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC, Canada).

Previously, Matthew has consulted for the Valuing Nature Network, the Natural Capital Initiative, the World Forum on Natural Capital and UNEP. Matthew’s research on natural capital and carbon accounting, environmental valuation and sustainable development includes contributions to UNEP’s Inclusive Wealth Report (2012), Natural Capital Committee (2014) and the UK National Ecosystem Assessment Follow-On (2014). Matthew is co-editor of the Handbook of Sustainable Development (2nd Ed., Edward Elgar, 2014).

 

Publications

 

Badura, T., Bateman, I., Agarwala, M., Binner, A. (In Press). Valuing ecosystem services preferences for ecosystem related goods and services. In Routledge Handbook on Ecosystem Services. Potschin, M., Haines-Young, R,. Fish, R., and R. K. Turner (eds.) London, UK: Routledge.

B. Palmer Fry, M. Agarwala, G. Atkinson, T. Clements, K. Homewood, S. Mourato, J.M. Rowcliffe, G. Wallace and E.J. Milner-Gulland. Monitoring local well-being in environmental interventions: a consideration of practical trade-offs. Oryx, available on CJO2015. doi:10.1017/S003060531500112X.

Agarwala, M., Atkinson, G., Baldock, C., and B. Gardiner. (2014) “Natural Capital Accounting and Climate ChangeNature Clim. Change. 4: 520-522.

Bateman, I., Agarwala, M., and T. Badura. (2014). Pollinator declines: Avoid pitfalls of consensus methods. Nature, 505(7482), 160-160.

Milner-Gulland, E.J., McGregor, A., Agarwala, M., Atkinson, G., Bevan, P., Clements, T., Daw, T., et al. (2014). “How can conservationists account for their impact on human well-being?” Conservation Biology. 28(5) : 1160-1166.

Agarwala, M., Atkinson, G., Palmer Fry, B., Homewood, K., Mourato, S., Rowcliffe, M., Wallace, G., and E.J. Milner-Gulland. (2014). "Assessing the Relationship between Human Wellbeing and Ecosystem Services: A Review of Frameworks" Conservation and Society 12(4) : 437-449.

Agarwala, M. and J.A. (Tony) Allan. (2014).  "Sustainable Development of Water Resources"  In Handbook of Sustainable Development, Atkinson, G., Dietz, S., Neumayer, E., and M. Agarwala (eds.), 2nd ed.  Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Agarwala, M. (2014). "Put your money where your mouth is" The Huffington Post. September 4, 2014.

Atkinson, G., Dietz, S., Neumayer, E., and M. Agarwala, eds. (2014). Handbook of Sustainable Development.  2nd ed.  Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Bateman, I., Day, B., Agarwala, M., Bacon, P., Badura, T., Binner, A., De-Gol, A. J., et al. (2014). “UK National Ecosystem Assessment – Follow-On (NEA-FO) Workpackage 3a: Economic value of ecosystem services.” For the UK Department of Environment, Fisheries and Rural Affairs. Cambridge, UK: UNEP-WCMC.

Dupuy, L., and M. Agarwala. "Trade, Sustainability, and the Environment." (2014). In Handbook of Sustainable Development, Atkinson, G., Dietz, S., Neumayer, E., and M. Agarwala (eds.), 2nd ed.  Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Kubursi, A., and M. Agarwala. (2013). "Water: Cost" In Encyclopedia of Environmental Management, edited by Sven Erik Jorgensen. Vol. IV, 2801–2811. New York: Taylor and Francis.

Agarwala, M. (2012). "Mesoscale Climate Impact of Large Water Interventions." In Impact of Climate Change on Water Cycle and Health. Grover, V. (ed). Enfield, New Hampshire, USA: Science Publishers.

Agarwala, M. and A. Kubursi. (2012). "The Economics of Climate Change: Alternative Approaches" In Impact of Climate Change on Water Cycle and Health, edited by Velma I. Grover. Enfield, NH USA: Science Publishers.

Atkinson, G., Agarwala, M., and P. Muñoz. (2012). "Are national economies (virtually) sustainable?: an empirical analysis of natural assets in international trade." In Inclusive Wealth Report 2012 Measuring Progress Toward Sustainability, eds. Partha Dasgupta, Anantha Duraiappah and Pablo Muñoz. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 87-117.

Academic Background

Matthew holds combined honours degrees in Economics and Political Science (summa cum laude) and a Masters in Economic Policy from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada. In addition to his research posts at the University of East Anglia and the University of Exeter, Matthew is pursuing doctoral research under Prof. Giles Atkinson at the London School of Economics.

All Publications

Bateman, I., Agarwala, M., Binner, A., Coombes, E., Day, B., Ferrini, S., Fezzi, C., Hutchins, M., Lovett, A., Posen, P.

(2016)

Spatially explicit integrated modeling and economic valuation of climate driven land use change and its indirect effects,

in Journal of Environmental Management

181

pp. 172-184

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Milner-Gulland, E., McGregor, J., Agarwala, M., Atkinson, G., Bevan, P., Clements, T., Daw, T., Homewood, K., Kumpel, N., Lewis, J., Mourato, S., Palmer Fry, B., Redshaw, M., Suon, S., Wallace, G., Washington, H., Wilkie, D.

(2014)

How can conservationists account for their impact on human well-being?,

in Conservation Biology

28

(5)

pp. 1160–1166

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Milner-Gulland, E. J., Mcgregor, J., Agarwala, M., Atkinson, G., Bevan, P., Clements, T., Daw, T., Homewood, K., Kumpel, N., Lewis, J., Mourato, S., Palmer Fry, B., Redshaw, M., Rowcliffe, J., Suon, S., Wallace, G., Washington, H., Wilkie, D.

(2014)

Accounting for the Impact of Conservation on Human Well-Being: Well-Being and Conservation,

in Conservation Biology

28

(5)

pp. 1160–1166

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Agarwala, M., Atkinson, G., Baldock, C., Gardiner, B.

(2014)

Natural Capital Accounting and Climate Change,

in Nature Climate Change

4

pp. 520–522

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Bateman, I., Agarwala, M., Bad'ura, T.

(2014)

Pollinator declines: Avoid pitfalls of consensus methods,

in Nature

505

(7482)

article no. 160

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Dupuy, L., Agarwala, M.

(2014)

International Trade and Sustainable Development,

in Handbook of Sustainable Development.

Edward Elgar

pp. 399-418

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Atkinson, G., Dietz, S., Neumayer, E., Agarwala, M.

(2014)

Handbook of Sustainable Development,

Edward Elgar

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Agarwala, M., Allan, T.

(2014)

Sustainable Development of Water Resources,

in Handbook of Sustainable Development.

Edward Elgar

pp. 500-517

ISBN 978-1-78254-469-2

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Agarwala, M., Atkinson, G., Palmer Fry, B., Homewood, K., Mourato, S., Rowcliffe, J. M., Wallace, G., Milner-Gulland, E.

(2014)

Assessing the relationship between human well-being and ecosystem services: A review of frameworks,

in Conservation and Society

12

(4)

pp. 437-449

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Atkinson, G., Agarwala, M., Muñoz, P.

(2012)

Are national economies (virtually) sustainable?: an empirical analysis of natural assets in international trade,

in Inclusive Wealth Report 2012 : Measuring progress toward sustainability.

Cambridge University Press

pp. 87-117

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)