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Published Papers:

1. Producing and Quantifying enriched Para - H(2)

  •  Abstract: The production of enriched para H(2) is useful for many scientific applications, but the technology for producing and measuring para - H(2)  is not yet widespread. In this note and in the accompanying auxillary material, we describe the design, construction,and use of a versatile standalone converted that is capable of producing para - H(2) enrichments of upto > or -= 99.99% at continous flow rates of upto 0.4 SLM. We also discuss para - H(2) storage and back conversion rates, and improvement to three techniques (thermal conductance, NMR and solid hydrogen impurity spectroscopy) used to quantify the para - H(2) enrichment.
  • Weblink: NCBI - Review of Scientific Instruments

2. Financing India's NAMA targets

  • Abstract: NAMA (Nationally Appropiate Mitigation Actions) are a policy tool to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in a nation. This paper discusses different types of NAMA’s and the channels of funds and operational initiative which would help India achieve its NAMA targets.
  • Weblink: Financing India’s NAMA targets

    3.  Is Clean Development Mechanism dead?

  • Abstract: As the first commitment period ended in 2012, the Clean Development Mechanism was predicted to die down. yet data shows that it has not. Around 130 million CERs were issued in the year 2016. With the Kyoto mechanism still in place, countries like China, India, and Brazil along with new entrants like Cambodia will keep the CDM mechanism going. The year 2016 saw a rise in the number of CERs issued. Figures of India in the year 2015 (9.5 million) were similar to the figures in 2010 (9.4 million) whereas figures in 2016 (13 million) are higher. Even though the talk in climate change has drifted towards the Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC), there is still no consensus on every country sharing a mandatory responsibility to reduce its emissions. Hence mechanisms like CDM (in its second commitment period till the year 2020) which are still funding projects in developing countries and hence transferring funds hold importance. In no way the interest in CDM has died down.
  • Weblink: Is Clean Development Mechanism dead?

Published Articles:

  1. The IITs have a huge problem. Here's how we can fix it       
  • Abstract: At IITs more than 50% of students do not continue with their core areas. They go into finance and consulting hence making lot of money spent on them a waste. This article suggests a method to improve the screening system so that this problem of bad allocation can be solved.
  • Weblink: The IITs have a huge problem: Here is how we can fix it.

    2. Game theory and Premchand's Idgah
  • Abstract: Idgah is one of the best stories of the great Indian writer Munshi Premchand. In this article, I have tried to analyse the story from the Game theoretical lens. The journey of Hamid and his friends to the Idgah, the purchase of different things from the marketplace, Hamid's strategies and the end when they return back - many aspects of the story smell of Game theory. 
  • WeblinkGame Theory and Premchand's Idgah
     3. Tracing the Carbon Tax: Here is how implementing it will move towards better                 energy
  • Abstract: The article speaks of the few important developments in the field of carbon tax around the world and the need for India to encourage carbon tax policies. It also discusses the current carbon taxes in India and in summary about the effects of tax on carbon.
  • WeblinkTracing the Carbon tax in India


  • Speaker, India China Immersion Program at Jindal Global University, February 1, 2018.

        Topic:  Doing Business in India: The Startup Conundrum

        Presentation file: Attached at the end.

Work In Progress:

  1. Impact of carbon taxes on India's freight sector in the long run - with P.R. Shukla (IIM Ahmedabad)
  2. Are the Students and teachers in Indian higher education in a Prisoner's dilemma? - with Vikas Goyal (IIM Indore)
  3. JNNSM Phase II Batch I auctions: Evidences of collusion
  4. Game Theoretic analysis of Vijaydan Detha's 'Kechhuli'
  5. Policy making for rare diseases: Designing mechanisms for drug development using game theory. - with Sudip Patra (JGBS) and Shilpi Bhattacharya (JGLS)
Siddhartha Bhasker,
Mar 12, 2018, 1:32 AM