• Department of Policy Studies
Kavita Sardana received her Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics with specialization in modeling choice-based samples from University of Georgia, US in 2010. She is a SANDEE grantee (2014-16). Research funding was used to design valuation study to value the restoration of native trees on coffee plantations adjoining natural places in the Kodagu district of Karnataka in India. She has also taught at the department of Economics at Iowa State University
Her research interests are non-market valuation of environmental goods and services and applied econometrics. Her articles have appeared in journals, including the Journal of Environmental and Management, Journal of Public Economic Theory, and Crop Science.
Tourists’ Willingness to Pay for Restoration of Traditional Agro-forest Ecosystems Providing Biodiversity: Evidence from India. Ecological Economics (2018).
Bhattacharya SK, Tokovenko O, Sardana K. Heterogeneity, impatience, and dynamic private provision of a discrete public good. Journal of Public Economic Theory. 2017 Dec;19(6):1043-54.
Valuing setting-based recreation for selected visitors to national forests in the southern United States. Journal of Environmental Management 183 (2016): 972-979. with John Bergstrom and J.M. Bowker.
The realized yield e?ect of genetically engineered crops: US maize and soybean. Crop Science 53, no. 3 (2013): 735-745. with Z. Xu, D. Hennessy, and G. Moschini.
“Estimating Demographic and Population Level Induced Changes in Recreation Demand for Outdoor Recreation on US National Forests: An Application of National Visitor Use Monitoring Program Data. Faculty Series Working Paper, FS 10-01, The University of Georgia, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Athens, October, 2010. with Bowker, J.M., J.C. Bergstrom, C.M. Starbuck, and D.B.K. English.
Rod F. Ziemer Outstanding Ph.D. Student Paper Award, 2009, Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics, University of Georgia (Paper: Sardana, Kavita and Tokovenko, Oleksiy, “Dynamic Private Provision of a Discrete Public Good under Heterogeneity of Agents.”)
Graduate Research Fellowship for pursuing PhD in Agr. and Applied Economics at University of Georgia (2006-2010)
Economic Value of Biodiversity conservation provided by Forest and Agroforest Ecosystems in Kodagu District (Principal Investigator) SANDEE, 25,000 USD.