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Ritwick Ghosh

Arizona State University

Based in

United States
North America

Ritwick Ghosh is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the New Carbon Economy Consortium, hosted by Arizona State University. Ritwick teaches and studies Environmental Governance, with a focus on institutions, markets, and technology. Ritwick’s expertise is in market-based policies for managing developmental interests and environmental/biodiversity conservation goals. Through case studies and quantitative analysis, Ritwick explores how market-based policies are coordinated and justified on the ground and the importance of environmental accounting in ensuring accountability. Theoretically, his work is deeply interdisciplinary, anchored in ecological economics, political ecology, and science and technology studies (STS). His past work was on US agri-environmental policies and Indonesian agro-forestry schemes, while his current work is on ecological offsetting policies in the US, Europe, and India.

Ritwick received his PhD in Natural Resources and Masters in Public Admnistration from Cornell University. He completed a Faculty Fellowship at New York University in 2021. Ritwick also has considerable experience in applied economics, working in private economic consulting and in international organizations such as the UNEP The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) initiative.

Country(ies) of Specialty

United States India

Focus areas of expertise

Climate policy and politics Net Zero Climate Justice Agriculture

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Ghosh, Ritwick. “Data-Driven Governance and Performances of
Accountability: Critical Reflections from US Agri-Environmental Policy.”
Science as Culture, vol. 0, no. 0, Feb. 2023, pp. 1–27. Taylor and
Francis+NEJM, https://doi.org/10.1080/09505431.2023.2175654.

Arnold, Nadine, et al. “Governing Food Futures: Towards a
‘Responsibility Turn’ in Food and Agriculture.” Journal of Rural Studies, vol.
89, Jan. 2022, pp. 82–86. ScienceDirect, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrurstud.2021.11.017.

Rudd, Lauren F., et al. “Overcoming Racism in the Twin
Spheres of Conservation Science and Practice.” Proceedings of the Royal Society
B: Biological Sciences, vol. 288, no. 1962, Nov. 2021, p. 20211871.
royalsocietypublishing.org (Atypon), https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2021.1871.

Ghosh, Ritwick, and Steven Wolf. “Hybrid Governance and
Performances of Environmental Accounting.” Journal of Environmental Management, vol. 284, Apr. 2021, p. 111995. ScienceDirect, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2021.111995.

Ghosh, Ritwick. “Ecomodernism: Technology, Politics and the
Climate Crisis.” Environment and Society, vol. 11, no. 1, Jan. 2020, pp.

Ghosh, Ritwick. “Peter Dauvergne: Will Big Business Destroy
the Planet?” Agriculture and Human Values, vol. 37, no. 1, Mar. 2020, pp.
255–56. Springer Link, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10460-019-09985-4.

Wolf, Steven A., and Ritwick Ghosh. “A Practice-Centered
Analysis of Environmental Accounting Standards: Integrating Agriculture into
Carbon Governance.” Land Use Policy, vol. 96, July 2020, p. 103552.
ScienceDirect, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2018.08.003.

Ghosh, Ritwick. “Appetite for Imprecision: The Role of
Bureaucracy in Implementing a Pay-for-Performance Program.” Annals of the
American Association of Geographers, vol. 109, no. 4, Mar. 2019. Taylor and
Francis+NEJM, https://doi.org/10.1080/24694452.2018.1540919.

Ghosh, Ritwick.
“Supplying the Supply Curve: An Ethnography of Environmental Reverse
Auctions.” Journal of Cultural Economy, vol. 11, no. 1, Jan. 2018, pp. 20–35.
Taylor and Francis+NEJM, https://doi.org/10.1080/17530350.2017.1393444.