Manisha Mukherjee

PhD fellow

Research group(s):
6. Migration and Development
8. Population, Development and Labour Economics
7. Social Protection

Manisha Mukherjee is a Ph.D. Fellow at UNU-MERIT. Her research focuses on climate change-induced migration in India and its consequences on labor market outcomes and within-country economic inequalities.

Before joining UNU-MERIT as a Doctoral Fellow, she worked as a Research Assistant in Climate Change and Sustainable Development team at ICRIER, New Delhi. At ICRIER, she worked on a project funded by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), Government of India, on designing policy recommendations on efficient municipal solid waste (MSW) management in the Indian Himalayan Region. She was also engaged in developing research grant proposals on indigenous battery manufacturing for electric vehicles (EVs) in India and assessing India's recycling potential of Lithium-ion Batteries.

Manisha holds a Bachelors in Economics from Presidency University, Kolkata, India, and a Masters in Quantitative Economics from Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata Centre, India. 

Selected publications by Manisha Mukherjee

Articles (journal, professional, popular)
Mukherjee, Manisha & Sonja Fransen, 2024, Exploring migration decision-making and agricultural adaptation in the context of climate change: A systematic review, World Development, 179, More information

UNU-MERIT Working Papers
Mukherjee, Manisha, 2022, Climate change and migration: Reviewing the role of access to agricultural adaptation measures, UNU-MERIT Working Paper 2022-039

Other (editorship, media appearance, keynote, etc.)
Mukherjee, Manisha, 2021, Examining district-level performance of Ujjwala: The case of Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, Ideas for India , Launched in 2016, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) aims to encourage the adoption of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) for cooking in India. The article examines the impact of PMUY in two states in India with low LPG usage – Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand, More information