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Dr Bibhu Prasad Nayak

Associate Professor , Hyderabad campus

School of Livelihoods and Development
Chairperson - Office of Students' Affairs

PhD (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi),
M.A., M. Phil (University of Hyderabad)

Bibhu P. Nayak is an Associate Professor at School of Livelihoods and Development, Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), Hyderabad Campus. He is an economist by training and has been working on environmental and resource governance issues. He teaches courses like Ecological Economics, Theories of Economic Development and other courses linking institutions, environment and development.  Prior to TISS, he worked for The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi and Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bengaluru in India. 

He has worked on several research and consultancy projects funded by various national and international agencies. His research interest include economics of conservation, community based institutions, social capital and collective action, participatory natural resource management and rural livelihood systems. He has worked on research projects with inter-disciplinary focus and travelled extensively across different states in India for field research. He published some of his research on different national and international journals and participated in several international summer schools, national and international conferences and workshops. He is the recipient for Global Development Network (GDN) Medal for Research on Development in 2013.

He has been associated with professional associations like Indian Society of Ecological Economics (INSEE) and several academic networks like South Asia Network for Environment and Development (SANDEE); Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSR); Research Committee on Behavioral Insights, Green Growth Knowledge Platform; Ronald Coase Institute Alumni Network, among others.

  • Economics of Conservation
  • Community Based Resource Management Institutions
  • Social Capital and Collective Action
  • Socio-Ecological Systems
  • Rural Livelihood Systems
  • Nayak, B. P. and S. Manasi (2016), ‘Performance of Participatory Irrigation Management in Odisha: A Study of Pani Panchayats in Two Irrigation Projects’ in Kumar, P. and S. Mohankumar (Ed.), Indian Agriculture: Performance, Growth and Challenges, London & New York:  Routledge (Chapter 13, Page: 329-354) ISBN: 978-1-138-96203-3 (hbk)ISBN: 978-1-315-65958-9 (ebk) 
  • Nayak, B. P., C. Werthmann and V. Aggarwal, (2015) Trust and Cooperation among Urban Poor for Transition to Cleaner and Modern Cooking Fuel, Environmental Innovation and Societal Transitions, 14:116-127,  Doi:10.1016/j.eist.2014.09.002, ISSN: 2210-4224
  • Manasi S., B. P. Nayak and N. Latha, (2015), E-Waste Management in Cities: A Situation Analysis of Bangalore, Social and Economic Change Monographs 39, Bangalore: Institute for Social and Economic Change, ISBN: 81-7791-138-4
  • Nayak, B. P., (2014), Power Sector Subsidy in Karnataka, in Gayithri, K (Ed.), Government Subsidies in Karnataka, Social and Economic Change Monographs 34, Bangalore: Institute for Social and Economic Change, ISBN: 81-7791-133-3
  • Nayak, B. P., V. Aggarwal, C. Wrethmann, M. Gack, (2014) ‘The LPG Project: Collective Action for Fuel Transition among the Urban Poor’ in Bernd Mahrin (Ed.) Capacity Development: Approaches for Future Megacities, Book Series Future Megacities Vol. 3, Berlin: Jovis, ISBN: 978-3-86859-275-7
  • Macura, B., B. P. Nayak, M. Suškevičs, T. Tondrasoa, (2013), ‘Local Manifestations of International Conservation Ideologies and Biodiversity Conflicts in Developing Economies, paper published in Vatn, A., Darley, K., Kassim, K., and Pål V. (Eds.) Student Papers. Thor Heyerdahl Summer School in Environmental Governance. Volume 2 (2012), Noragric, UMB: Norway, ISSN 1893-5591. http://www.umb.no/statisk/thor-heyerdahl-summer-school/Publications/THSS_vol_2.pdf
  • Nayak, B. P., C. Wrethmann and V. Aggarwal, (2013), Community Based Resource Pooling for Access to Cleaner Cooking Fuel Among Urban Poor, Green Growth and Development Quarterly, 2(1): 14-26
  • Aggarwal, V., B. P. Nayak, and C. Wrethmann, (2013), Harnessing Social Capital to Achieve Social Development Goals: Collective Action for Fuel Transition among Urban Poor in India, Urban Research and Practice, 6(3): 376-381, DOI:10.1080/17535069.2013.849517, ISSN 1753-5069 (Print), ISSN 1753-5077 (Online)
  • Nayak, B. P. and K. L. Maharjan, (2013), Climate Variability and Rural Livelihood Systems: A Case Study of Three Coastal Villages in India, Journal of International Development and Cooperation, 19 (4):67-85, ISSN 1341-0903.
  • Nayak, B. P., (2013), ‘Evolution of REDD Plus: From Kyoto to Doha’ in Sustainable Forest Management and REDD + in India, New Delhi: TERI
  • Nayak, B. P., N. Chandra, R.K. Goel and J.V. Sharma, (2013) Livelihood of Forest Dependent Communities and Sustainable Forest Management, in Sustainable Forest Management and REDD + in India, New Delhi: TERI
  • Nautiyal, S., M. S. Umesh Babu and B. P. Nayak, (2012), Public Expenditure and Strategies for Sustainable Management of Environment and Forest Ecosystem in Karnataka, Social and Economic Change Monographs 27, Bangalore: Institute for Social and Economic Change, ISBN: 81-7791-126-0
  • Manasi S., B. P. Nayak and N. Latha, (2011), Eco-threats of E-Waste: A Case of Bangalore City, Saarbrucken: Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN: 978-3-8454-0641-1
  • Contributed to the Book ‘Sustainable Development in India: Stocktaking in the run up to Rio+20’, New Delhi: MoEF (2011) http://moef.nic.in/downloads/public-information/Sust_Dev_Stocktaking.pdf;  http://www.uncsd2012.org/rio20/content/documents/Sust_Dev_Stocktaking.pdf
  • Nautiyal, S and B.P. Nayak (Eds.), (2010), Proceedings of the National Seminar on Climate Change: Data Requirement and Availability, Bangalore: ISEC
  • Nautiyal, S and B. P. Nayak (Eds.), (2010), Proceedings of National Seminar on Ecological Economics, 2010, Bangalore: ISEC
  • Stellmacher, T., P. R. Jena, B. P. Nayak and U. Grote, (2010), The Local Payoffs of Coffee Certification: Evidences From Smallholder Cooperative Farmers in Jinotega, Nicaragua, Proceedings of the Conference: Berlin Conference on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change. Berlin, October 8-9, 2010
  • Nayak, B. P. and R. K. Sharma, (2010), “Determinants of Household Participation in  Participatory Forest Management Institutions of Orissa, India” in Nautiyal, S and B. P. Nayak (Eds.) Proceedings of National Seminar on Ecological Economics, 2010, Bangalore: ISEC
  • Keating, R. M, J. Li, B. P. Nayak, H. Hein, R. Chann, N.B.H. Zainal, (2009) Institutional Structure and Biodiversity Conservation : A Case of Isahaya Bay, Proceeding of the Programme on Environmental Conservation through Biodiversity: In Search of Sustainable Development, 2009, Tokyo: Japan Foundation, ISBN: 978-4-87450-112-4
  • Nayak, B. P. and P. P. Mishra, (2008) “Economy, Environment and Sustainable Development: Concepts and Concerns”, in the book Global Warming: Significance and Impact (Eds) Raju, A. B. C. and V. V. Ramani, 2008, Hyderabad: ICFAI University Press, ISBN 978-81-314-1959-5
  • Pattanayak, M., and B. P. Nayak, (2008), “Crop Diversification in Orissa: A Spatio Temporal Analysis”, Agricultural Situations in India,  35 (8):529-536 ISSN: 0002-1679
  • Sahoo, P., and B. P. Nayak, (2007),“Green Banking in India”, The Indian Economic Journal, 55 (3): 82-98 (also published IEG Discussion Paper Series) ISSN: 0019-4662
  • Sharma, R.K., and B. P. Nayak, (2007), “Common Property Design Principles and Participatory Forest Management Institutions in Orissa, India”, Afro-Asian Journal of Rural Development, 40 (2):7-31, ISSN: 0972-3021
  • Nayak, B. P. and P. P. Mishra, (2007), “Economy, Environment and Sustainable Development: Concepts and Concerns”, ICFAI Journal of Environmental Economics, 5 (3): 7-13, ISSN: 0972-9313
  • Pattanayak, M., B. P. Nayak and P. Saluja, (2006), “Performance of Agriculture in the Changing Structure of the Orissa Economy: A Panel Data Evidence” Indian Journal of Economics, 86 (342): 383-401, ISSN: 0019-5170
  • Pattanayak, M. and B. P. Nayak, (2006), “Is Orissa Moving towards Crop Specialization: An Empirical Enquiry”, GGU Journal of Business, 2(1): 17-30, ISSN-0973-5887


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  • Environmental Economics
  • Theories of Economic Development
  • Institutional Analysis and Design
  • Ecosystem, Environment and Natural Resources
  • Theories of Development

Email: bibhu.nayak[at]tiss[dot]edu


Bibhu Prasad Nayak

Associate Professor

School of Livelihoods and Development

Tata Institute of Social Sciences

Roda Mistry College of Social Work Campus

Opposite Bio-Diversity Complex

Gachibowli, Hyderabad- 500008

Telangana, India

Phone: + 91 9717187439

Email (alt): bibhuprasadnayak@gmail.com