Suchandra Basu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor at Rhode Island College
Suchandra Basu is an Associate Professor of Economics at Rhode Island College where she teaches environmental economics, public economics, and applied statistics for economists. She earned her Ph.D. in Economics from Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts. She is most interested in interdisciplinary policy issues and has written on the political economy of environmental regulatory compliance as well as environmental justice. Her current projects include empirical inquiries on gender based preferences on improving environmental quality in India, determinants of voluntary use of renewable energy by Fortune 500 companies, and using active learning methods to incorporate publicly available economic data in principles of economics classes. Dr. Basu is further interested in the economics of climate change, particularly with respect to policies that promote sustainable energy use and economic growth.
Davis Educational Foundation Trustees Site Visit – RIC Team Member, October 2014
(RIC was subsequently awarded $192, 706 to fund a Center for Research and Creative Activity)
RIC Council Executive Committee – Fall 2014-Present
School of Management Development Committee, Rhode Island College – Chair, Fall 2013-Present; member since Fall 2008
(Organized annual faculty development workshops and undergraduate research and scholarship colloquium)
Ph.D. Oral Comprehensive Examination Committee, joint RIC and URI Ph.D. in Education Program – External Examiner, Spring 2010
RIC NEASC Accreditation Committee, Subcommittee on Assessment of Student Learning – Fall 2009-Fall 2010
Rhode Island College Curriculum Committee – Fall 2009-Fall 2010
North Kingstown High School, RI – Advisor to Sean Reisch on senior year project on alternative energy policy, 2008
- Ph.D., Economics, 2006 | Clark University
- M.A., Economics, 2001 | Clark University
- B. Sc., Economics, 1998 | Lady Bradbourne College, University of Calcutta, India