PECS Fellow

Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University, India


Bina Agarwal is Director and Professor of Economics at the Institute of Economic Growth at Delhi University. Educated at the Universities of Cambridge and Delhi, she has held distinguished positions at Harvard, Princeton, NYU School of law, Minnesota and Michigan. Agarwal is the first woman President of the International Society for Ecological Economics. She has been Vice-President of the International Economic Association, President of the International Association for Feminist Economics, on the Board of the Global Development Network, and a member of the Commission for the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress, chaired by Joseph Stiglitz. She holds honorary doctorates from the Institute of Social Studies (Netherlands) and the University of Antwerp.

Agarwal has written extensively on environment and development; land, livelihoods and property rights; the political economy of gender; poverty and inequality; legal change; and agriculture and technological transformation. Among her best known works are the multiple award-winning book—A Field of One’s Own: Gender and Land Rights in South Asia (Cambridge University Press, 1994) and her most recent book Gender and Green Governance (Oxford University Press, 2010).  In 2008, the President of India honoured her with a Padma Shri, and in 2010 she received the Leontief Prize from Tufts University, for ‘broadening the frontiers of economic thought’. Bina Agarwal is a member of the Future Earth Science Committeeexternal link.

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2013-12-20 Albert Norström

PECS - Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society

Stockholm Resilience Centre

Stockholm University
SE-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden
Visiting address: Kräftriket 2

+46 734 60 70 68


The Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS), is a core project of Future Earth. It aims to integrate research on the stewardship of social–ecological system and the relationships among natural capital, human wellbeing, livelihoods, inequality and poverty.