Amogh Arakali


Amogh's research examines relationships between economy and environment in urbanising regions of Asia, focusing predominantly on India. At present, he is interested in the institutional systems and networks governing large infrastructure projects in India and the role they play in the evolution of resource use at city and regional scales. While trained as an economist, he is currently interested in building methodological approaches to urban and regional research that combines conventional economic and statistical analyses with new methods of study.

Previously, Amogh has worked on projects dealing with economy, environment, and urban governance. He has studied institutions of environmental governance as part of IIHS’ research under the IDRC-funded Adaptation at Scale in Semi Arid Regions (ASSAR) project, examining the institutional frameworks at national and state levels in India for climate change adaptation, with a specific focus on budgetary spending. He also participated in a project that studied links between industrial corridors and urbanisation in India, using the case of the Delhi-Mumbai Infrastructure Corridor in Gujarat and Rajasthan. Additionally, he was part of a team that conducted a study of water vulnerabilities in Bengaluru in 2014. Amogh has also been involved in developing a series of teaching films on cash transfers and urban food security under the RF-IIHS Urban India Policy Support Partnership.