Ashokankur Datta is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics, Shiv Nadar University. He completed his Ph.D. at the Indian Statistical Institute in 2012. He holds undergraduate and master’s degrees in Economics from University of Calcutta and University of Delhi. His academic interest is in understanding environmental problems of the developing world with the help of tools from the field of economics. He is also interested in studying issues related to exclusion and discrimination in the context of India. His recent research is on green energy innovation in absence of commitment in climate policy, intra-community distributional effects of decentralization of forest management and impact of NREGA on distress migration.