Praharsh M. Patel

Praharsh M. Patel

  • Ph.D. Candidate, Energy, Environmental, and Food Economics
311, Armsby Building
University Park, PA 16801

Areas of Expertise

  • Environmental Economics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Micro-econometrics
  • Water Policies
  • Water-Energy-Food Nexus
  • Natural Resource Management


  • B.Sc. (Physical Sciences): St. Stephen's College (University of Delhi), India
  • M.Sc. (Mathematics): Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India

I am pursuing a Ph.D. in Energy, Environmental, and Food Economics at Pennsylvania State University, specializing in Environment and Natural Resources. My research focuses on environmental policies' intended/unintended consequences on sustainable development in resource-crunched economies. I am interested in water resources and their impact on socioeconomic development, especially groundwater. Before joining Ph.D., I worked as a Pre-Doctoral Fellow with International Water Management Institute (IWMI). I hold a Bachelor's degree in Physical Sciences from St. Stephen's College and a Master's in Mathematics from the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. I also served as a member of the Water Council during 2022-23, and I am a member of Environmental Policy Goddard Chair Group at Penn State.