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Deepak Rajagopal

Visiting Assistant Professor
(812) 855-7980
SPEA Room 410H

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2009
M.S., University of California, Berkeley, 2009
M.S., University of Maryland, College Park, 2001
B.Tech., Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India, 1999

Professional Experience

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, 2013-present
  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Environment, University of California, Los Angeles, 2010-2013
  • Post-doctoral researcher, Energy Biosciences Institute, University of California, Berkeley, 2009-2010
  • Structural integrity and Reliability Engineer, United Technologies Research Center, East Hartford, Connecticut, 2001-2004

Professional Interests
Economics of energy and environmental policies, economics of life cycle analysis, economics of bioenergy systems, and impact of climate change on agriculture

Selected Publications
Full Vita

  • D. Zilberman, S. Barrows, G. Hochman and D. Rajagopal (2013): On the Indirect Effect of Biofuel. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, forthcoming
  • D. Rajagopal (2013): Consequential life cycle assessment of policy vulnerability to price eects. Accepted in Journal of Industrial Ecology
  • D. Rajagopal (2013): The fuel market effects of biofuel policies and implications for regulations based on lifecycle emissions. Environmental Research Letters 8(024013)
  • D. Rajagopal and D. Zilberman (2013): On market-mediated emissions and regulations on life cycle emissions. Ecological Economics 90, 70-84
  • D. Rajagopal and R. Plevin (2013): Implications of market-mediated emissions and uncertainty for biofuel policies. Energy Policy. 56 75-82
  • D. Zilberman, G. Hochman, D. Rajagopal, S. Sexton and G. Timilsina (2012): The Impact of Biofuels on Commodity Food Prices: Assessment of Findings. American Journal of Agricultural Economics 95(2): 275-281
  • D. Rajagopal, G. Hochman and D. Zilberman (2011): Indirect fuel use change and the environmental impact of biofuel policies. Energy Policy 39, 228-23
  • G. Hochman, D. Rajagopal and D. Zilberman (2010). Are Biofuels the Culprit? OPEC, Food, and Fuel. American Economic Review Papers and Proceedings, 100(2): 183 - 187
  • D. Rajagopal, S.Sexton, G. Hochman and D. Zilberman (2009). Recent developments in renewable technologies: R&D investment in advanced biofuels. Annual Review of Resource Economics, 1, 1.1-1.24
  • D. Rajagopal and D. Zilberman (2008). Environmental, economic and policy aspects of biofuels. World Bank Policy Research Working Paper Series No. 4341
  • D. Rajagopal (2008). Implications of India’s biofuel policies for food, water and the poor. Water Policy, 10(S1): 95-106