Matthew Agarwala

Matthew Agarwala

University of East Anglia

Matthew Agarwala is an environmental economist at the LSE, University of Exeter and the University of East Anglia, where he is Senior Post-Doctoral Research Associate.

Primary research interests include: natural capital (NatCap); NatCap accounting; comprehensive wealth; sustainable development; trade and natural resources; food-water-energy nexus; linking natural and economic science research; environmental change and human wellbeing.

Currently, his primary projects and collaborators include Prof. Ian Bateman, Prof Andrew Lovett (£2m NERC funded ADVENT project); Prof. Giles Atkinson (LSE); the EU-FP7 funded Operational Potential of Ecosystem Research Applications (OPERAs) consortium; and the Water Economics, Policy and Governance Network (WEPGN) funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC, Canada).

Previously, Matthew has consulted for the Valuing Nature Network, the Natural Capital Initiative, the World Forum on Natural Capital and UNEP. Matthew’s research on natural capital and carbon accounting, environmental valuation and sustainable development includes contributions to UNEP’s Inclusive Wealth Report (2012), Natural Capital Committee (2014) and the UK National Ecosystem Assessment Follow-On (2014). Matthew is co-editor of the Handbook of Sustainable Development (2nd Ed., Edward Elgar, 2014).