Manisha Jain

Manisha Jain

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Dr. Manisha Jain is a Assistant Professor at IGIDR since January 2018. She completed her doctoral research in the Interdisciplinary Program in Climate Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
in 2017. Prior to joining the PhD program, she has worked in energy policy research and consulting. She holds M Tech in Energy systems engineering and B Tech in Electrical Engineering. In her doctoral
dissertation, she has examined consumer response to energy efficiency policy in India and its implication for climate change mitigation. In the research and consulting assignments, she has
looked at a variety of issues in the Indian energy sector. She is currently exploring India’s progress in meeting it energy and climate change goals using top-down approaches.

Working Papers

  • Assessing the accuracy and adequacy of India's national energy balances: Implications for tracking sustainable development and climate goals.
    Jain, Manisha. IGIDR Working Paper No. 2022-018 (2022) (under review in EPW)
  • Energy efficiency targets and tracking savings: Measurement issues in developing economies Jain, Manisha. IGIDR Working Paper No. 2022-015 (2022) (under review in Energy Policy)
  • India's progress in meeting its climate goals: A comparative analysis using country-reported and external data Jain, Manisha. IGIDR Working Paper No. 2021-007 (2021)
  • Jain, Manisha. "Drivers of change in India's energy-related carbon dioxide emissions during 1990-2017." (2020).


Journal Papers

  • Energy Cost Information and Consumer Decisions: Results from a Choice Experiment on Refrigerator Purchases in India 
    Jain, Manisha, Anand B. Rao, and Anand Patwardhan. The Energy Journal 42.2 (2021)
  • Appliance labeling and consumer heterogeneity: A discrete choice experiment in India with Dr Anand B. Rao and Dr Anand Patwardhan in Applied Energy, 226, pp.213-224, September 2018.
  • Consumer preference for labels in the purchase decisions of air conditioners in India with Dr Anand B. Rao and Dr Anand Patwardhan in Energy for Sustainable Development, 42, pp.24-31, January 2018.
  • Impact of Standards and labelling program on consumer discount rate - an experimental study in India with Dr Anand B. Rao and Dr Anand Patwardhan in Proceedings of Meeting the Energy Demands of Emerging Economies, 40th IAEE International Conference, Singapore, June 2017
  • Employment Outcomes of Renewable Energy Technologies: Implications of Policies in India.
    Jain, Manisha, and Anand Patwardhan. Economic and Political weekly (2013): 84-89.



  • Consumer preference in purchase and utilisation of energy intensive appliances with Dr Anand B.Rao and Dr Anand Patwardhan in Poster presentation at the Fourth International Conference on Advances in Energy Research, Mumbai, India, 2013
  • Appliance efficiency and consumer choice – An empirical study of Indian consumers with Abhishek Sethi, Akshay Soni and Dr Anand B. Rao in Poster presentation at the Fourth International Symposium of McDonnell Academy Global Energy and Environment Partnership, Mumbai, India, 2012



  • Appliance Standards and Incremental Price of Efficiency Jain, Manisha, Anand B. Rao, and Anand Patwardhan. "Appliance Standards and Incremental Price of Efficiency." Advances in Energy Research, Vol. 1. Springer, Singapore, 2020. 695-704.
  • Jain, Manisha, Anand B. Rao, and Anand Patwardhan. "Energy Efficiency Policies in India: Implications for Climate Change Mitigation." Climate Change Signals and Response. Springer, Singapore, 2019. 289-303.
  • Managing Power Demand – A case study of the residential sector in Delhi” with Vikas Gaba and Leena Srivastava in TERI press 2007


  • Comparative trend analysis of India's GHG emissions: There are few variations in the emissions reported by Indian Government and other national and international
    emissions inventories. I am working on bringing out these differences and their implications on India's progress to meeting its climate goals. 
  • Quantify the impact of policy measures on India's emissions: India is on track to meet its climate-change mitigation goal of reducing its emissions intensity. Several factors have contributed to this success. International studies have used decomposition analysis to quantify the contributions of these factors to the overall changes in emissions intensity. This technique has not been applied in the Indian context due to a lack of disaggregate data on emissions. I am using this technique to India’s emissions and estimate the contributions of various mitigation measures

  • Sustainable Urban Development – Smart Cities, GIZ, Germany, IGIDR, 2021.
  • Development of Institutional framework for Demand Side Management (DSM), DSM Regulations and Cost-Benefit Analysis Guidelines, Forum of Regulators, 2009-11
  • Development of Best Practices Guide for Design, Development, Implementation and Monitoring of Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standards, IEA DSM Implementing Agreement, 2009-11
  • Delhi Energy Efficiency Program, A case-based study involving household survey and stakeholder interaction, Delhi Transmission Company Limited, Government of NCT of Delhi, 2007- 2008
  • Energy Security Policy of India, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, British High Commission, India, 2005- 2007
  • Supply of clean energy services to the urban and peri-urban poor, Global Network on Energy for Sustainable Development (GNESD), 2006-2007
  • Competition Issues in India’s Energy Sector, The World Bank, DFID & Competition Commission of India, 2005-06
  • Evaluation of franchise system in electricity distribution system in rural areas, Ministry of Power and Rural Electrification Corporation, India, 2005-07

  • Empirical research in energy and environment, Jan-June 2023, Jan-June 2022.
  • Climate Change Science Economics and Policy, January-July 2019, August-December 2020, August-December 2021.
  • Energy and Environment – I (Autumn semester 2019-20)
  • Climate change: Impacts and Response (Autumn semester 2020-21, Spring semester 2018-19,)