Matthew Agarwala

Research student, LSE

Matthew Agarwala

Matthew’s research explores the economics of water and how it relates to development, growth, and sustainability. His work seeks to inform policy regarding the economic valuation and pricing of water, optimal water governance, and the relationship between water, gender and development.


Prior to joining the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Matthew studied under Dr. Atif Kubursi in Toronto, Canada, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with honours degrees (HBA) in economics and political science, as well as an MA in economic policy.

Research interests

  • Virtual water;
  • Nexus of water, gender and economic development;
  • Water’s place in Green Accounting;
  • Sustainability;
  • Transboundary water governance and security;
  • Resource and environmental economics.