Anil Markandya (born 1945) is an environmental economist who has worked in this field for over thirty years and is acknowledged as one of the leading authorities. Markandya graduated from the London School of Economics with a Master of Science in Econometrics in 1968 and was awarded his PhD on the Economics of the Environment in 1974. He has held academic positions at the universities of Princeton, Berkeley and Harvard in the US and at University College London and Bath University in the UK. He holds a chair of economics at the University of Bath in the UK and is a programme leader for the Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei in International Energy Markets.
Mankandya has published widely in the areas of climate change, environmental valuation, environmental policy, energy and environment, green accounting, macroeconomics and trade. He was a lead author for one of the chapters of the Third Assessment Report on Climate Change (2001). Markandya has been an advisor to many national and international organisations, including all the international development banks, UNDP, the EU and the governments of India and the UK. At the World Bank, he has worked closely with many governments in Central Europe and the former Soviet Union on Environmental and Energy Policy.
Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (1991-). (Prizes etc).
Winner of Mazzotti Prize (Venice) for contributions to economics and ecology (1991).
Special Mention by UNEP for contributions to protection of the ozone layer (1995)
Several awards at the World Bank for designing and implementing innovative projects and promoting sustainable development.
Share in Nobel Peace Prize 2007 as Lead Author of IPCCIII and IPCC IV, WGII and WGIII.
2nd Prize from the World Energy Council for Paper Presented at the 2007 WEC Conference in Rome.
Member, Editorial Board, Environmental & Resource Economics, (Kluwer Academic Publishers) (1990-).
Member, Editorial Board, Environment & Development (Cambridge University Press) (1993-2008).
Listed as one of the World’s top 50 Sustainability Thought Leaders by University of Cambridge Programme for Industry (2008).