Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SoHSS)
UG Student Adviser (Economics department)
Block-E, Shiv Nadar University
Gautam Budhha Nagar Uttar Pradesh
Profile Summary 

Dr. Trishita Ray Barman is an assistant professor of Economics at Shiv Nadar University. She has a Ph.D. from Indian Statistical Institute in Quantitative Economics; her thesis is on the analyses and determination of optimal tax policy when environmental pollution affects a public productive input in an endogenous growth framework. Before joining SNU, she has been a visiting faculty at TERI University for a year teaching Macroeconomics and Advanced Macroeconomics for the MA Economics programme. She has also worked as an Associate Fellow at The Energy and Resources Institute. Her research interest primarily lies in growth theory and public economics. Her current research focuses on benevolent and non-benevolent motives of governments in the provision of public goods. Teaching is one of her passions and she seeks to unravel the interconnections of the world to the students so that a subject can be understood in its proper context in relation to everything around.


Virtual office hours (Monsoon 2020) on MS Teams: Mondays & Thursdays, 12 - 13 hours

Educational Qualifications 
Indian Statistical Institute
Work Experience 
Assistant Professor,
Shiv Nadar University
I currently work here
Visiting faculty,
Shiv Nadar University
Guest faculty,
TERI University
Associate Fellow,
The Energy and Resources Institute
Research Associate,
The Energy and Resources Institute
Teaching & Research Interests: 

Macroeconomics, Environmental Economics

Scholarly Activity


  • 'Optimal Taxation in a Federation and GST in India' Co-authored with Partha Chtterjee
  • 'Does Higher Human Capital Help in Pollution Compliance?' Co-authored with Shweta Jain

Journal Publications (accepted or published)

  • Ghosh, S., Ray Barman, T., & Gupta, M. R. (forthcoming) Are Transitory Effects of Pollution Important for Optimal Fiscal Policy? Journal of Public Economic Theory
  • Gupta, M. R., & Ray Barman, T. (2015) Environmental Pollution, Informal Sector, Public Expenditure and Economic Growth. Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics Vol. 56, 73-91. 
  • TERI 2013 Equitable sharing of benefits arising from coal mining and power generation among resource rich states. New Delhi: The Energy and Resources Institute. 204pp. [Project Report No. 2012IA06]
  • Gupta, M. R., & Ray Barman, T. (2013) Endogenous Growth with Environmental Pollution and Depreciation of Public Capital: A Theoretical Note. KEIO Studies Vol. 49, 93-100.
  • Ray Barman, T., & Gupta, M. R. (2010). Public Expenditure, Environment and Economic Growth. Journal of Public Economic Theory Vol. 12, 1109-1134.
  • Gupta, M. R., & Ray Barman, T. (2010). Health, Infrastructure, Environment and Endogenous Growth. Journal of Macroeconomics Vol. 32, 657-673.
  • Gupta, M. R., & Ray Barman, T. (2009). Fiscal Policies, Environmental Pollution and Economic Growth. Economic Modelling Vol. 26, 1018-1028.