Avik Sinha

Prof. Avik Sinha

(Harmonica, Piano, and Guitar)


(Fiction and Abstract in Bengali)



Fellow in Economics 
(Indian Institute of Management Indore)

PGDM in Finance and Service Operation 
(Institute for Technology and Management Mumbai)

B.E. in Electronics and Communication Engineering
(National Institute of Technology Durgapur) 

Areas Of Expertise

Environmental Economics, Sustainable Development, Applied Econometrics

Avik Sinha


Profile & History

Dr. Avik Sinha is an Associate Professor with General Management and Economics area at Goa Institute of Management. He is also part of the Centre for Excellence in Sustainable Development. He is a Fellow in Economics from Indian Institute of Management Indore. He has published several papers in reputed journals across the world. According to IDEAS ranking of economists, he is raked in top-30 economists in India. He has won the “Top Peer Reviewer Award” by Publons in 2019. His collaborators include established researchers in energy and environmental economics across more than 10 countries. His research interests include Energy and Environmental Economics, Sustainable Development, and Applied Econometrics. He teaches Microeconomics across the programmes at Goa Institute of Management. He is now working in the area of policy research for attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with a special focus on SDG 13, SDG 7, and SDG 8. Recently, he has started looking into the dark side of innovation, while viewing innovation as a tool responsible for tradeoff in developmental policies. On methodological front, he is presently working on advanced quantile modeling, decomposition-based inequality assessment, and co-movement analysis.

While not teaching or doing research, he loves to spend time in his own library, which has rich collection of Bengali Literature. As a trained musician, he has a keen interest in music composition, and his favorite genre is Indian Classical Fusion. Being a trained painter, he also loves Psychedelic Sketching, for which he has won several awards at the national level. Besides being a bookworm, he is also interested in writing Fictions and Abstracts in Bengali. He is member of several literary circles in West Bengal and his Bengali novel “R.E.CALL” has been a bestseller. Lastly, he is an experienced chef, who is proficient in several forms of cuisine, starting from Middle Eastern cuisine to continental, from traditional Mughlai cuisine to authentic Bengali cuisine.

  • Courses taught: Microeconomics, Business Economics, Academic Writing 


Peer-reviewed Journals (Selected works)

  • Zafar, M.W., Sinha, A., Ahmed, Z., Qin, Q., Zaidi, S.A.H., 2021. Effects of Biomass Energy Consumption on Environmental Quality: The Role of Education and technology in Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Countries. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 142, 110868.
  • Shahbaz, M., Sharma, R., Sinha, A., Jiao, Z., 2021. Analyzing Nonlinear Impact of Economic Growth Drivers on CO2 Emissions: Designing an SDG Framework for India. Energy Policy, 148, 111965.
  • Shahzad, U., Doğan, B., Sinha, A., Fareed, Z., 2021. Does Export product diversification help to reduce energy demand: Exploring the contextual evidences from the newly industrialized countries. Energy, 214, 118881.
  • Cheng, Y., Sinha, A., Ghosh, V., Sengupta, T., Luo, H., 2021. Carbon tax and energy innovation at crossroads of carbon neutrality: Designing a sustainable decarbonization policy. Journal of Environmental Management, 294, 112957.
  • Shahzad, U., Doğan, B., Sinha, A., Fareed, Z., 2021. Does Export product diversification help to reduce energy demand: Exploring the contextual evidences from the newly industrialized countries. Energy, 214, 118881.
  • Sinha, A., Mishra, S., Sharif, A., Yarovaya, L., 2021. Does Green Financing help to improve the Environmental & Social Responsibility? Designing SDG framework through Advanced Quantile modelling. Journal of Environmental Management, 292, 112751.
  • Chen, M., Sinha, A., Hu, K., Shah, M.I., 2021. Impact of Technological Innovation on Energy Efficiency in Industry 4.0 Era: Moderation of Shadow Economy in Sustainable Development. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 164, 120521.
  • Sinha, A., Sengupta, T., Saha, T., 2020. Technology Policy and Environmental Quality at crossroads: Designing SDG policies for select Asia Pacific countries. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 161, 120317.
  • Sinha, A., Sengupta, T., Kalugina, O., Gulzar, M.A., 2020. Does Distribution of Energy Innovation impact Distribution of Income: A Quantile-based SDG Modeling Approach. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 160, 120224.
  • Sinha, A., Shah, M. I., Sengupta, T., Jiao, Z., 2020. Analyzing Technology-Emissions Association in Top-10 Polluted MENA Countries: How to Ascertain Sustainable Development by Quantile Modeling Approach. Journal of Environmental Management, 267, 110602.
  • Sinha, A., Sengupta, T., Alvarado, R., 2020. Interplay between technological innovation and environmental quality: Formulating the SDG policies for next 11 economies. Journal of Cleaner Production, 242, 118549.

Conferences (Selected works)

  • Sinha, A., Shah, M.I., Mehta, A., Sharma, R., 2021. Impact of Energy Innovation on GHG emissions: Moderation of Regional Integration and Social Inequality in Asian economies. Selected for presentation at Effective Greenhouse Gas Emission Control Policies, August 2021, Asian Development Bank.
  • Sinha, A., 2015. Inequality of carbon intensities across OECD countries. Paper presented at 7th International Conference on Applied Energy, March 2015, held in Abu Dhabi. Published in Energy Procedia, 75, 2529-2533.
  • Sinha, A., Rastogi, S., 2014. Collaboration between Central and State Government and Environmental Quality: Evidences from Indian Cities. Paper presented at Winter School 2014, December 2014, Delhi School of Economics.


  • Research Assistant Professor, Economics and Business Policy, School of Management and Entrepreneurship, Atria Institute of Technology
  • Assistant Professor, Centre for Economics and Finance, Administrative Staff College of India
  • Research Mentor, Accendere Knowledge Management Services
  • Assistant System Analyst, Tata Consultancy Services