Stuti Haldar

Post-Doctoral Fellow | stutih at iihs dot ac dot in


2021    PhD, Economics, Central University of Gujarat, Gujarat
2016    MPhil, Economics, Central University of Gujarat, Gujarat
2013    MA, Economics, Babasaheb Bhimrao    Ambedkar (Central) University,Uttar Pradesh
2009    BA, Economics, University of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh




Countries: India, Finland
States: Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Karnataka
Cities: Lucknow, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad, Surat, Mundra, New Delhi, Tampere, Bangalore
Languages: English, Hindi, Bangla

Stuti is an economist by training and has experience in research and teaching. She has worked as visiting faculty at the Central University of Gujarat and Pandit Deendayal Energy University, where she taught postgraduate and graduate courses on International trade and finance, Comparative economic systems, Innovation and Knowledge Economy. She has also worked on Gujarat Social Infrastructure Development Society (GSIDS), Government of Gujarat (GoG) funded project on Human Development Report for Mahisagar district of Gujarat and Climate Change Department, GoG funded project on adoption determinants of solar PV rooftop technologies in the residential sector of Gujarat.  Stuti completed her PhD in 2021, on green entrepreneurship and innovation in the RE sector of Gujarat, from the Centre for Studies in Economics and Planning, Central University of Gujarat. Her MPhil thesis narrates the socio-economic and environmental impacts of the Shipbreaking industry at Alang-Sosiya, Gujarat.


Stuti’s areas of interest include energy sector transitions, sociotechnical transitions, sustainability transitions, green innovations and entrepreneurship and energy justice with particular focus on developing nations.

Journal Articles

  • Haldar, S., Peddibhotla, A., & Bazaz, A. (2023). Analysing intersections of justice with energy transitions in India—A systematic literature review. Energy Research & Social Science, 98, Article 103010.
  • Haldar, S., & Sharma, G. (2022). Possibility spaces for citizen-driven innovations Classification and functions of urban makerspaces in Bengaluru, India. International Journal of Green Economics, 16(2), 148-164.
  • Haldar, S., & Tripathi, T. (2022). What besets entrepreneurs in renewable energy sector? – Insights from the Indian state of Gujarat. International Journal of Energy Sector Management.
  • Haldar, S. (2021). A landscape level analysis of entrepreneurship and sustainable energy transitions: Evidences from Gujarat, India. Sustainable Development,1-14.
  • Haldar, S., & Sharma, G. (2021). Impact of urbanization on per capita energy use and emissions in India. International Journal of Energy Sector Management, 16(1), 191-207.
  • Sharma, G., & Haldar, S. (2020). India’s S&T Indicators 2019-20: What it Reveals and What Remains Hidden. Journal of Scientometric Research, 9 (3), 352-355.
  • Haldar, S. (2020). Sustainable entrepreneurship development in the renewable energy sector: Insights from Gujarat, India. African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development, 1-13.
  • Haldar, S. (2019). Green entrepreneurship in theory and practice: insights from India. International Journal of Green Economics, 13(2), 99-119.
  • Haldar, S. (2019). Towards a conceptual understanding of sustainability‐driven entrepreneurship. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management26(6), 1157-1170.
  • Haldar, S. (2019). Green entrepreneurship in the renewable energy sector–a case study of Gujarat. Journal of Science and Technology Policy Management, 10(1), 234-250.


Book/Book Chapters

  • Srinivasan, M., Ghoge, K., Haldar, S., Bazaz, A., & Rei, A. (2023). Climate finance in India 2023. Indian Institute for Human Settlements.
  • Haldar, S. (2019). Opportunities and Challenges for Green Entrepreneurship: Case Studies in India. In L. Denis, & S. Sharma (Eds.), Sustainable Development in India: Emerging Scenarios & Concerns(pp. 81-93). New Delhi, India: Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Dutta, I., & Haldar, S. (2017). Alang shipbreaking industry: An ecological distribution conflict. New Delhi: Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
  • Dutta, I., & Haldar, S. (2016). Climate change in Gujarat: A bar towards sustainable development. In J. Phagoora, M. Kennet, F. O. Savarino, & I. Cum (Eds.), Renewables: Stories from around the World. London: The Green Economics Institute Publishing House.
  • Haldar, S. (2016). Assessing the innovation framework for green tourism in India. In S. P. Bansal, P. Gautam, & S. Walia (Eds.), Tourism dimensions innovations, challenges & opportunities. New Delhi, India: Indu Book Services.


Other Writing

  • Sharma, G., & Haldar, S. (2023). Dynamics of innovation in makerspaces and fabrication labs: a systematic literature review (Working paper no. 10). Centre for Innovation Research.
  • Haldar, S. (2023, June 06). Explained | What will it take for an Indian city to become low carbon. The Hindu.
  • Haldar, S., & Verma, M. (2023, February 9). Analysis | Why not everyone will benefit equally from a transition to a low-carbon economy. The Hindu.
  • Babiker, M., Bazaz, A., Bertoldi, P., Creutzig, F., De Coninck, H., De Kleijne, K., Dhakal, S., Haldar, S., Jiang, K., Kılkış, Ş., Klaus, I., Krishnaswamy, J., Lwasa, S., Niamir, L., Pathak, M., Pereira, J. P., Revi, A., Roy, J., Seto, K. C., … Ürge-Vorsatz, D. (2022). What the latest science on climate change mitigation means for cities and urban areas. Indian Institute for Human Settlements.
  • Revi, A., Roberts, D., Klaus, I., Bazaz, A., Krishnaswamy, J., Singh, C., Eichel, A., Kodira, P. P., Seth, S., Adelekan, I., Babiker, M., Bertoldi, P., Cartwright, A., Chow, W., Colenbrander, S., Creutzig, F., Dawson, R., De Coninck, H., De Kleijne, K., … Ürge-Vorsatz, D. (2022). The summary for urban policymakers of the IPCC’s sixth assessment report. Indian Institute for Human Settlements.
  • Haldar, S. (2022, January 09). Waste management: Will solar photovoltaics be the next plastic?. The Wire Science.
  • Haldar, S., & Pathak, B. (2021, April 22). Gujarat is progressing towards its solar PV rooftop target. PV Magazine.
  • Haldar, S. (2021, April 17). Gujarat’s residential solar rooftop targets: Challenges and way forward. Times of India, Reader’s Blog.
  • H​aldar, S., Grillitsch,​ M., & Bazaz, A. (2024, 10 – 12 January). Beyond ​technocentrism: Unpacking ​capabilities and ​human ​agency in ​energy ​transition ​processes​. Paper presented at the 7th Geography of Innovation​ Conference (GeoInno 2024). Manchester Institute of Innovation Research​.
  • Haldar, S. & Sharma, G. (2022). Spaces for citizen-driven innovation? mapping tensions and potentials within urban makerspaces. In Urban arc 2022: Beyond binaries- IIHS annual research conference. Indian Institute for Human Settlements.
  • Workshop on EU-SPRI Winter School on Geography of Innovations, organized by Centre for Innovation Research (CIRCLE), Lund University, Sweden, from 7th – 11th February, 2022.
  • Policy impacts on sustainability driven entrepreneurship – A landscape level analysis of renewable energy transitions in Gujarat, India’ at the 17th Globelics International Conference: Innovation systems and sustainable development. New strategies for growth, social welfare and environmental sustainability, organized by International Center of Economic Policies for Sustainable Development, CINPE, National University of Costa Rica, Heredia from 3rd to 5th November 2021.
  • Haldar, S., & Tripathi, T. (2021). Entrepreneurial challenges: Evidences from the renewable energy sector in Gujarat, India. Paper presented at the Fourteenth biennial conference on entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Development Institute.
  • Sustainable entrepreneurship development in the renewable energy sector: Insights from Gujarat, India’ at Doctoral Colloquium on Management and Development’, organised by Institute of Rural Management, Anand, Gujarat from 4th November 2020 to 7th November, 2020.
  • A multi-level perspective to conceptualizing ‘green’ entrepreneurship – Evidences from renewable energy sector in India’ at 14th Globelics Academy, International PhD School on Innovation and Development, organized by Research Centre for Knowledge, Science, Technology and Innovation Studies, Tampere University, Finland, from 13th to 22nd August 2019
  • Haldar, S. (2017). Green Entrepreneurship in the renewable energy sector: A case study of Gujarat. Paper presented at the Fourth Indialics international conference on innovation for sustainable development: Perspectives, policies and practices in South Asia, Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS) and CSIR- NISTADS, New Delhi.
  • Haldar, S. (2017). Green entrepreneurship in the Indian market scenario: opportunities and challenges. Paper presented at the International conference on dynamics of economic growth and development in Asia with special reference to India, Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow.
  • Haldar, S. (2017). Human capital development performance in the BRICs nations – A comparative analysis.  Paper presented at the National conference on sustainable human development -opportunities and challenges, Central University of Gujarat, Social Infrastructure Development Society.
  • Haldar, S. (2017). Green entrepreneurship in the changing market scenario in India. Paper presented at the Twelfth biennial conference on entrepreneurship,  Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
  • Haldar, S. (2016). Organic farming in India – key to climate resilient sustainable agriculture. Paper presented at the National Seminar on Indian Agriculture in Post Reform Era – Issues and Challenges, Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Banasthali Vidyapith.
  • A Comparative Study of the Technological Capabilities of Major Shipbreaking Nations’ in the 14thGlobelics Conference on Innovation, Creativity and Development: Strategies for Inclusiveness and Sustainability, at Universitas Padjadjaran, Bandung, Indonesia from 12th to 14th October 2016.
  • Haldar, S. (2015). Marine tourism in India: A journey towards sustainable development. Paper presented at the 10th Annual Conference of the Green Economics Institute, Rebalancing the Global Economy, Trinity College, University of Oxford.