Sandeep Mohapatra

Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology


Professor, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Resource Economics & Environmental Sociology
(780) 492-0823
549 General Services Building
9007 - 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H1



Department of Resource Economics and Env. Soc.

PhD, University of California, Davis


Applied Econometrics, Development Economics, Agricultural economics

My research interests are in the economics of gender and intra-household decision making; Economic growth and the environment; and Agricultural contracts. These interests have led me to work in both developed and developing economy contexts.



  • AAEA Outstanding Master's Thesis Award 2017
  • CAES Outstanding Master's Thesis Award 2017
  • CAES Outstanding Master's Thesis Award 2020
  • Departmental Nominee for AAEA Outstanding Master's Thesis Award 2020 

Faculty Teaching Award 2019

NACTA teaching award 2010.

Teacher of the year 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2017

´╗┐Student Advisees (sole and joint)

Wijaya Dassanayake (Ph. D. South Africa)*; Wes Lu (MSc. Canada)*; Ashley Sarauer (MSc. Canada)*; Maria Montenegro (MSc. Peru)*; Monica Shandal (MSc. India)*; Lukas Matejovsky* (MSc. Canada); Joseph Florent Feulefac (MSc. Uganda)*; Evan Miller-Tate (MSc. India)*; Patrick Ndlovu* (M. Sc. South Africa); Godwin Zigwah (MSc. Tanzania)*; Victoria Zeppa (MSc. Indonesia)*; Huiting H (MSc. Canada); Kwanele Ngwenya (MSc. Africa)*; Albert Boitey (Ph.D. Canada); John Pattison (Ph D. India)*; Admasu Maruta (MSc. Canada)*; Chorieva N. (MSc. Tanzania); Parker J. L. (MSc. U.S); Bahati I. (MSc Tanzania); Begum T. (MSc Tanzania)



Econometrics (Undergraduate).

Applied Econometrics (Graduate) until 2019. 

Economic Development (Graduate)

Food and Commodity Prices (Undergraduate, 2020 onward).



AREC 313 - Statistical Analysis

Analysis of economic data relating to renewable resource sectors including agriculture, food, forestry, and the environment; collection of data, sampling methods, tests of hypotheses, index numbers, analysis of variance, regression, and correlation; time series analysis. Prerequisite: Introductory statistics course.

AREC 384 - Food Market Analysis

Applications of price and market theories to marketing problems and issues for food and agricultural products. Topics include: market structures and marketing functions; price analysis; futures markets; economics of food safety and quality; and international food marketing. Prerequisite: AREC 200, AREC 365, or ECON 281.

AREC 575 - Agriculture in Developing Countries

Role of agriculture in the economic growth of developing countries; use of economic theory, simulations and contemporary econometric methods to understand the forces that shape the welfare of households and individuals in poor agrarian communities. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

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Featured Publications

Sandeep Mohapatra (with M. Shandal and P. Veetil)

Oxford Development Studies. 2021 December; Forthcoming

Intrahousehold Frictions and Household Poverty Traps in Rural India

S. Mohapatra (with Marcoul P and J Pattison))

Economics of Transition. 2021 December; Forthcoming

Sandeep Mohapatra

Journal of International Development.. 2021 December;

Sandeep Mohapatra

Review Of Economics Of the Household . 2021 May;

An updated look at petroleum well leaks, ineffective policies and the social cost of methane in Canada

S. Mohapatra (with Schiffner, D., Kecinski, M)

Climatic change. 2021 April;

S. Mohapatra (with M. Montenegro, B. Swallow)

Review of Economics of the Household. 2019 December;

Income Effects on Intra‐Household Time Allocation: Regression Discontinuity Evidence

Sandeep Mohapatra (with Patrick Ndlovu, Marty Luckert)

Journal of International Development. 2018 December;

S. Mohapatra (with Dassanayake, W., V. Adamowicz, M. Luckert).

Environment and Development Economics. 2018 January;

Removing the 'Veil of Ignorance': Nonlinearities in Human Capital Effects on Gender Inequality

Sandeep Mohapatra (with B. Wichmann, P. Marcoul)

Contemporary Economic Policy. 2018 January;

Sandeep Mohapatra (with Leo Simon)

Review of Economics of the Household. 2017 December;

Sandeep Mohapatra (with W. Adamowicz, P. Boxall)

Energy Economics. 2016 January;

S. Mohapatra (with W. Dassanayake & M. Luckert)

Journal of Policy Modeling. 2015 January;

S. Mohapatra (with L. Matejovsky and B. Steiner)

Growth and Change. 2014 January;

Impact of community-based HIV/AIDS treatment on Household Incomes in Uganda

(with Feulefack, Luckert, Cash, Alibhai, and Kipp)

PLOS ONE. 2013 January;

S. Mohapatra (with C. Carter)

Empirical Economics. 2013 January;

S. Mohapatra (with M. Luckert)

Intnl. Jrnl. of Educ. Development. 2012 January;

S. Mohapatra (with R. Goodhue and G. Rausser)

American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 2010 January; 92

Klonsky, K., Goodhue, R. and S. Mohapatra (authors listed alphabetically)

American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 2010 January; 92 (4):956-971

S. Mohapatra (with R. Goodhue, C. Carter, and J. Chalfant)

American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 2010 January; 92 (1):152-163

S. Mohapatra (with J. Zhang, S. Boucher and S. Rozelle)

Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, 2009.. 2009 January; 7 (3):321-339

S.Mohapatra (with R. Goodhue and S. Rozelle)

Review of Industrial Organization. 2008 January; 33 (1):63-79

S. Mohapatra (with C. Carter)

American Journal of Agricultural Economics. 2008 January; 90 (2):367-378

S. Mohapatra (with E. James and M. Melvin)

Journal of Empirical Finance. 2008 January; 15 (3):533-548

S. Mohapatra (with S. Rozelle and R. Goodhue)

World Development. 2007 January; 35 (1):163–181

S. Mohapatra (with S. Rozelle and J. Huang)

Journal of Development Studies. 2006 January; 42 (6)

S. Mohapatra (with C. Barrett and D. Snyder)

Economic Inquiry. 1999 January; 37 (4):647-656