Dr. Please Serin Abraham

Assistant Professor of Economics

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Educational Qualifications

  • Ph.D Economics, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India, 2018
  • M.Phil in Planning and Development, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India, 2010
  • MA Economics, University of Hyderabad, India, 2008
  • BA Economics, Mahatma Gandhi University, 2006
  • PG Diploma Human Rights, University of Hyderabad, India, 2008

Bio

Dr. Please Serin Abraham is an accomplished economist and educator with expertise in environmental economics, econometrics, climate change economics, mathematical economics, and international economics. She has a strong background in research and has contributed significantly to the field. Notably, she served as a Project Research Scientist and Research Associate on a sponsored project focused on the implementation of 70 Lakh Solar Study Lamps in several Indian states, in collaboration with EESL and IIT Bombay.

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor at Dr. B.R Ambedkar School of Economics University, Bengaluru from 12 January 2021 to 7 July 2023
  • Assistant Professor in Economics at School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Jain University, Bengaluru from October 1, 2018 onwards.
  • Assistant Professor in Economics at Kristujayanti college, Bengaluru from June 15, 2015 to January 31, 2016.
  • Teaching Assistant at Department of Humanities and Social Sciences IIT Bombay from July 2010 to July 2014 for the courses like Principles of Economics, Energy Economics, and Environmental Management.
  • **POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH EXPERIENCE**
  • Worked as ‘Project Research Scientist’ in the sponsored project “Implementation of 70 Lakh Solar Study Lamps in the States of Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha (through EESL & IIT Bombay)” from November 9, 2017 to August 10, 2018.
  • Worked as Research Associate in the sponsored project “Implementation of 70 Lakh Solar Study Lamps in the States of Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha (through EESL & IIT Bombay)” from February 21 st to November 8, 2017 (after submission of PhD thesis on January 2017).

Publications

Journal Publications
  1. Pleasa Serin Abraham, Haripriya Gundimeda (2018) Greening Offices: WTP for Green Certified Office Spaces in Bengaluru, India. Environment, Development and Sustainability
  2. Pleasa Serin Abraham, Haripriya Gundimeda, (2018) Greening’ the buildings – An Analysis of Barriers to Adoption in India. Cities and the Environment (CATE),10(1)
  3. Pleasa Serin Abraham, Haripriya Gundimeda, H. (2014) Barriers to the Deployment of Low Carbon Technologies: Case Study of ArunTM 160 Solar Concentrator for Industrial Process Heat. Low Carbon Economy, 5, 117-125.
Book chapter
  1. Pleasa Serin Abraham, Haripriya Gundimeda H (2016); Climate Policy: International Perspectives on Greenhouse Gases. Ionescu G (Eds.), Barriers to the Deployment of Low Carbon Technologies: Case Study of ArunTM 160 Solar Concentrator for Industrial Process Heat (Chapter 3:61-72) CRC Press (Taylor & Francis Group)
Working Paper
  1. Harshita Bhat and Pleasa Serin Abraham (2021) ‘Factors affecting Water Conservation Potential of Domestic Rain Water Harvesting – A Study on Bengaluru Urban’ BASE Working Paper Series: 12/2021
Projects
  1. Economic and Environmental Impact of MGNREGA Plantation Works in Honnakiranagi village, Kalburgi Taluk and District, Karnataka [sponsored by Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Development, Government of Karnataka (Completed in 2022)