Kakali Mukhopadhyay, Senior Associate (Academic and Research) at the Agricultural Economics Program under the Department of Natural Resource Sciences at McGill University, earned her PhD in economics with a specialization in energy and environment from Jadavpur University, Calcutta, India. Prior to joining McGill in 2007, she has been a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and subsequently a faculty at the Center for Development and Environmental Policy, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta and Madras School of Economics, Chennai, India. Her research has focused on Energy and Environment, Trade and Environment, Air Pollution and Health, Economics of Health, Regional Economic Integration and research and development.
She has received number of international fellowships and awards by the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the Indo-Dutch program, and the Ford Foundation. She was a Post-doctoral/ Visiting Fellow at the Faculty of Business Management, Oulu University (Finland); Stockholm Environment Institute (Sweden); the SOM Research School-Groningen University(the Netherlands), UNU MERIT-Maastricht University (the Netherlands); and the School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand). She was also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the De La Salle University, Manila.
Dr Mukhopadhyay has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals of international repute. She has authored five books in various fields of energy, environmental pollution and trade. Dr Mukhopadhyay completed several studies on behalf of United Nations Environment Programme, Shastri-Indo Canadian Institute, Public Health Agency of Canada, Agriculture and Agri Food Canada, Biofuel-Net, West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency, Indian Council of Social Science Research, and South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics.