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Economics and Public Policy

Amit Prakash Jha

Assistant Professor Grade-I, Ph.D., IIM Lucknow

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Email : amit@iimshillong.ac.in

Contact no. +91 364 2308050

Research Interests/ Areas
  • Energy Economics
  • Energy Mix
  • Cross-Border Electricity Trade
  • Moral Foundations Theory
  • Economic Belief
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Game Theory
  • Data Analytics
  • Optimization


Dr. Amit Jha is a faculty in the Economics and Public Policy area at Indian Institute of Management Shillong. He did his Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Management Lucknow in Business Environment (Economics) area. He received his Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bhagalpur College of Engineering of Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University, Bihar, India. He has worked as an Assistant Professor for more than 3 years at LM Thapar School of Management, TIET Patiala. Before joining academia, he has worked for about 7 years with a state-owned power generation company (UP Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited) and has also worked briefly with Indian Railways and an NGO (Pragya). He has published research articles in various International Journals such as Journal of Cleaner Production, Applied Economics, Economic Analysis and Policy, Benchmarking: an International Journal and Renewable Energy. His primary area of research is Energy Economics.

  • Assistant Professor at LM Thapar School of Management of Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala (2020-23)
  • Assistant Engineer at Anpara Thermal Power Plant of UP Rajya Vidyut Utpadan Nigam Limited, Uttar Pradesh (2008-15)
  • Major Journal Publications
    • Jha, A. P., Mahajan, A., Singh, S. K., & Kumar, P. (2022). Renewable energy proliferation for sustainable development: Role of cross-border electricity trade. Renewable Energy, 201, 1189-1199.
    • Jha, A. P., & Singh, S. K. (2022). Future mobility in India from a changing energy mix perspective. Economic Analysis and Policy, 73, 706-724.
    • Jha, A. P., & Singh, S. K. (2022). The dynamics of Indian energy mix: a two-phase analysis. Benchmarking: An International Journal, 29(4), 1162-1184.
    • Jha, A. P., & Singh, S. K. (2020). Does diversity matter? A fresh inquiry into the energy, economy and environment nexus. Applied Economics, 52(12), 1349-1362.
    • Jha, A. P., & Singh, S. K. (2019). Performance evaluation of Indian states in the renewable energy sector for making investment decisions: A managerial perspective. Journal of Cleaner Production, 224, 325-334.

Associated with a ‘Three-Day Leadership Development Program (Manthan 2019)’ offered to The Ministers and Senior Bureaucrats of Government of Uttar Pradesh by IIM Lucknow.

  • Research Fellowship awarded under the research project ‘Think Tank – IRADe/SARI-EI’. Project Title: “Cross-Border Energy Trade (CBET) and regional cooperation in the South Asia.”
  • Certified Sustainability Associate [TÜV SÜD Sustainability Certification Program (TSSCP) – Level 1]
  • Certificate of Recognition in “New Directions in Teaching and Learning 2020-21” by Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala, India.