Sanket Roy
 Contact Information:  Ph: (+1) 607 379 8325
  Mail: Department of Economics,
  404 Uris Hall,
  Cornell University,
  Ithaca, NY, 14853

  Placement Committee

  Karl Shell
  Ph: (+1) 607-255-5277

  Rachel Lukens
  Ph: (+1) 607-255-4893


     I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Economics at Cornell University.

My fields of interest are environmental economics and urban development.

I am currently on the job market, and will be available for interviews at the ASSA meeting in Chicago from 6-8  January, 2017.

Curriculum Vitae [pdf]


The Short and Long Run Impacts of Temperature on U.S. Residential Energy Consumption [Job Market Paper]

Abstract: This paper contributes to the existing literature which looks at the effects of rising temperatures on energy demand, more  specifically household energy consumption. We use a novel methodology to isolate extensive margin adjustments made in response to a  changing climate from the intensive margin adjustments made in response to changes in weather. By controlling for both the contemporaneous temperature distribution as well as the lagged moving average, we are gaining on two fronts. Firstly, we are able to get more precise estimates of the effect of short-run changes in weather on residential energy consumption. Secondly, by comparing the two effects, we are able to back out the extensive margin effects on residential energy consumption made in response to changes in longer term climate. Our estimates imply significant impacts for both the intensive and the extensive margins and a U-shaped response function of residential energy consumption with respect to contemporaneous temperature.

The Effects of Rising Income Inequality on the Equilibrium of a City

The Effects of Construction Cost Differentials on City Equilibrium and Its Impact on the Vulnerability of the Poor in A Monocentric City Set Up.
(with Antonio M. Bento, Sofia Franco, and Ravi Kanbur)

Linking Housing and Automobile Purchase Decisions: Do Housing Supply Regulations Promote Green Cities?
(with Antonio M. Bento, Joel Landry, and Edson


Ravi Kanbur (co-chair)                                                                    
Ph: (+1) 607-255-7966 

Antonio M. Bento (co-chair)
Ph: (+1) 213-821-1762

Shanjun Li (committee member)
Ph: (+1) 607-255-1832

Lawrence Blume (teaching reference)
Ph: (+1) 607-255-9530