Environmental & Agricultural Economics

Dr. Asis Kumar Senapati

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Department of Economics

Phone-8908348951

Email-asiseco@gmail.com

He holds the position of Assistant Professor (Stage II) at Department of Economics. He has obtained his Ph.D from School of Economics, University of Hyderabad. He has received Two Gold Medals during his M.A. level for securing highest mark in economics and consistent performance academically. He also received one gold medal for producing outstanding research output during M.Phil. level. He has qualified UGC JRF twice consecutively in 2008 and 2009. So far, he has published three books and Twenty-Three research papers in both national and international journals. He has published research papers ranked in ABDC, Web of Science and SCOPUS indexed journals of international repute such as IJDRR (Elsevier), Climate and Development (Taylor & Francis, Routledge), Journal of Public Affairs (Wiley), Spatial Information Research (Springer), Heliyon (Elsevier), Global Business Review (SAGE), IJRM (SAGE), ARTHANITI (SAGE), Energy, Environment and Globalization (Springer), Mineral Economics (Springer),  IJAE, AERR, Asian Economic Review, Productivity, and also published five chapters in edited books of International publishing houses such as Springer and Macmillan, U.K. He is a reviewer of so many prestigious journals such as European Journal of Development Research (Springer), World Development Perspectives (Elsevier), Environmental Quality Management (Wiley), Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences (Emerald Insight), Journal of Public Affairs (Wiley), Environmental Science and Pollution Research (Springer) and so on. He is now currently handling research projects sponsored by Government of Odisha. He has also received best research paper award in a national seminar conducted by Council of Social Action. He has presented his research papers in conferences held at DSE, IEG, IIT Kharagpur, MSE, University of Hyderabad, NISER, and also selected in international conferences in University of Cape Town for presentation. His current area of research includes Applied Econometrics, Environmental Economics, Industrial Economics, Risk management and Agriculture, and Development Economics.  He has acted as resource person in several workshops training program for faculties and research scholars organized by The Indian Econometric Society (TIES), Central University of Punjab, Assam Don Bosco University and other state universities. He has received best record of research paper publication during 2018-19 from Ravenshaw University. He is currently teaching Elementary Econometrics, Basic Econometrics, Advanced Econometrics (I & II), Applied Econometrics and Economics of Growth to the U.G., P.G., and Research scholars of the Ravenshaw University.

Selected Publications

  1. Senapati, A.K.,Insuring against climatic shocks: Evidence on farm households’ willingness to pay for rainfall insurance product in rural India, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 2020, 42(2020): 01-12. (Elsevier)
  2. Senapati, A.K., Evaluation of risk preferences and coping strategies to manage with various agricultural risks: evidence from India, Heliyon, 2020, 6(3):1-13. (Elsevier)
  3. Senapati, A.K., Weather effects and their long-term impact on agricultural yields in Odisha, East India: Agricultural policy implications using NARDL approach, Journal of Public Affairs, 2020, 20(4): 01-15. (WILEY)
  4. Senapati, A.K., Do Farmers Value Insurance Against Extreme Droughts and Floods? Evidence from Odisha, India, Global Business Review, 2020, 21(5): 01-24. (SAGE)
  5. Senapati, A.K., Assessing the vulnerability of agricultural households to covariate and idiosyncratic shocks: a case study in Odisha, India, Climate and Development, 2019, 1-15. (Taylor and Francis, Routledge)
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Gayatree Sahoo

Research Scholar

Sanket Bohidar

Research Scholar

Labour force Participation, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment through Micro-entrepreneurship: Evidence from Odisha, India

In this 21st century, the aggregative model of democracy would not be able to address the complex problem of plural society where structural inequality is rampant. Hence it is imperative to unearth a convenient way of decision-making process through various social and economic empowerment factors which helps to enhance the participation and awareness of women despite of structural inequalities deeply rooted in Indian society in general and Odisha in particular. The present study seeks to examine the socio-economic empowerment of women through micro-entrepreneurship and identify several issues faced by them in managing the enterprise. Both quantitative and qualitative information have been collected through a structured questionnaire using direct interview method. Multiple regression and Poisson regression models have been used to explore the determinants of empowerment. The study found domestic decision, autonomy, self-confidence, business skills and public deliberation are major determinants of the number of indicators adopted to enhance the overall empowerment index. From the multiple regression models, the study found leisure, unpaid work, self-confidence, business skills, and Social status positively affect overall empowerment of women in the study region. Micro entrepreneurship is fruitful in empowering women socially as well as economically. Hence, it is imperative to empower women through public deliberation and motivate them to participate in micro entrepreneurship.

Note: Funded by OURIIP SEED FUNDING, OSHEC, Government of Odisha

Poverty Alleviation and Pro-Poor Growth in Odisha, India: A Disaggregate Analysis

The state of Odisha has recorded a faster reduction in the poverty ratio during the 2000s, along with faster income growth. This paper examines the pro-poorness of poverty reduction in Odisha and among its regions during the 2000s. The pro-poor growth index, poverty equivalent growth, growth incidence curve methods have been used for the pro-poor growth estimation. The annual change in poverty among the regions of Odisha has decomposed into an average change in poverty in Odisha, the change in poverty among the regions due to difference in poverty elasticity & difference in growth level. The National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) unit-level data of Consumer Expenditure Surveys (CES) for 1993-94 (50th), 2004-05(61st) and 2011-12(68th) rounds have been used to find out poverty ratio, pro-poor indices. To have a look into the regional inclusiveness the pro-poorness indices and decomposition of the change in poverty have also been estimated among the NSS regions of Odisha. The faster decline in inequality with growth in MPCE resulted in a faster reduction in poverty in Odisha. All the regions of rural Odisha & the coastal region of the urban Odisha recorded faster decline in poor during the period of analysis and are more pro-poor during the 2000s. 

Note: Collaboration with BHU, U.P

  1. Sahoo, G., and K. Senapati, Are the households in coal mining regions more vulnerable? A study in Talcher Coalfield of India, Mineral Economics, 2021, 34 (2021): 01-21. (Springer Nature)
  2. Senapati, A.K.,Insuring against climatic shocks: Evidence on farm households’ willingness to pay for rainfall insurance product in rural India, International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 2020, 42(2020): 01-12. (Elsevier)
  3. Senapati, A.K.,Evaluation of risk preferences and coping strategies to manage with various agricultural risks: evidence from India, Heliyon,2020, 6(3):1-13. (Elsevier)
  4. Senapati, A.K.,Weather effects and their long-term impact on agricultural yields in Odisha, East India: Agricultural policy implications using NARDL approach, Journal of Public Affairs, 2020, 20(4): 01-15. (WILEY)
  5. Senapati, A.K.,Do Farmers Value Insurance Against Extreme Droughts and Floods? Evidence from Odisha, India, Global Business Review, 2020, 21(5): 01-24. (SAGE)
  6. Senapati, A.K., and P. Goyari, Effect of Climate Variability on Yields of Major Crops Grown in Odisha, India. Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics,2020,6(3): 186-216.
  7. Sahoo, P., and K. Senapati, Growth and Regional Disparities in Odisha: An Analysis in the Post-reform Period, Arthaniti: Journal of Economic Theory and Practice,2020,20(1):1-18. (SAGE)
  8. Senapati, A.K.,Assessing the vulnerability of agricultural households to covariate and idiosyncratic shocks: a case study in Odisha, India, Climate and Development,2019, 1-15. (Taylor and Francis, Routledge)
  9. Senapati, A.K.,An indicator-based approach to assess farm households’ vulnerability to climate change: evidence from Odisha, India, Spatial Information Research, 2019, 1-19. (Springer Nature, Singapore)
  10. Pradhan,A.K.,andK. Senapati, Mining Displacements and Rehabilitation and Resettlement Process in Mahanadi Coalfields Limited: An Empirical Investigation, Energy, Environment and Globalization, 2019, 145-161. (Springer Nature, Singapore)
  11. Senapati, A.K., and K. Ojha, Socio-economic Empowerment of Women Through Micro-entrepreneurship: Evidence from Odisha, India, International Journal of Rural Management, 2019, 15(2): 159-184. (SAGE)
  12. Senapati, A.K., and P. Goyari, Growth and instability in agricultural productivity in Odisha, Agricultural Economics Research Review, 2019, 32(1): 55-65.
  13. Pradhan, A. K.,and K. Senapati, Workmen Safety and Health: A Rethinking on Mines Safety in Mahanadi Coal Limited (MCL), Productivity, 2018, 59(2): 148-163.
  14. Senapati, K. and P. Goyari, Agricultural Growth and Production Variability of Principal Crops in India: An Empirical Investigation, Advances in Plants & Agriculture Research, 2018, 8 (1): 45-51. (Medcrave, U.S.A.)
  15. Senapati, A. K., and K.R. Paltasingh, Controversy of Trade Policy Orientation and Productivity Growth in the manufacturing sector: Evidence from three Indian states, Asian Economic Review, 2010, 52 (3), 471-486.
  16. Senapati, A. K., and P. Goyari, Growth Performance and Fluctuations in Output of Selected Crops in Odisha: A District Level Analysis, Agricultural Economics Research Review, 2012, 25(conf).
  17. Senapati, A. K., and S. Lenka, Farm Households’ Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change: Empirical Evidences from Kendrapara and Bargarh District of Odisha. eds. Book Titled “Sustainable Natural Resources Management”, 2020, SSDN Publishers& Distributors, New Delhi.
  18. Senapati, A. K., An investigation into observational characteristics of Precipitation and temperature in Odisha from 1950 to 2015: a non-parametric analysis. eds. Book Titled “Socio-Economic Impact of Climate Change and Urbanisation”, 2019, SSDN Publishers& Distributors, New Delhi.
  19. Senapati, A. K., Role of Climatic Shocks in Subsistence Agriculture of Odisha: Evidence from Major Crops. eds. Book Titled “Agrarian crisis and farmers suicides in India”, 2018, S.K. Book Agency, New Delhi.
  20. Senapati, A. K., and K.R. Paltasingh, Impact of Trade Liberalization on the Growth and Productivity of Manufacturing Sector of Three States: A Comparative Study. Eds. Book Titled “Infrastructure Finance”, 2011, Macmillan, U.K.
  21. Paltasingh, K. R., and K. Senapati, Trade Liberalization and Industrial Productivity, 2011, New Century Publication, New Delhi.
  22. Pradhan, A. K., and K. Senapati, Development-induced Displacement and Workmen Safety: A Rethinking on Mines Safety, 2018, SSDN Publishers& Distributors, New Delhi.
  23. Lenka, S., and K. Senapati, Farmers’ Adaptation Strategies to Climate Change, 2019, S.K. Book Agency, New Delhi.

Teaching :

  1. Applied Econometrics
  2. Advanced Econometrics (I and II)
  3. Basic Econometrics (I and II)
  4. Economics of Growth
  5. Elementary Econometrics