Dr. Anantha Duraiappah

Dr. Anantha Duraiappah



  • Dr. Anantha Duraiappah is a development environmental economist
  • He has taught at numerous universities and is a visiting professor at the IR3S at the University of Tokyo.
  • Founding fellow of the Human Development and Capability Association and a fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • He is presently the founding director of the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development – the first UNESCO Category 1 Institute of education in the Asia- Pacific region.
  • He has taught and researched at the National University of Singapore, the European University Institute in Florence, Italy and the Free University of Amsterdam
  • Former report director for the highly acclaimed Inclusive Wealth Report released at the Rio+20 Summit in 2012.


  • PhD in Economics from the University of Texas at Austin

Teaching & Research Interests

  • His main areas of research include new pedagogy methods for teaching and learning about Peace and Sustainable Development.
  • He also works in the area of computational modeling of sustainable development.


  • He has written numerous articles and books on the economics of sustainable development.