Arnab Mitra

Associate Professor

Portland State University



Arnab Mitra is an applied microeconomist with emphasis in environmental & resource economics and experimental economics. His work focuses on the politics of environmental enforcements for the Clean Air Act in the United States. In particular, he examines how the political affiliation of a local Congressman or state Senator impacts the enforcement of the Clean Air Act in his/her jurisdiction. His experimental work examines whether a perceived norm based off of peers’ behavior influences individual decision making in strategic situations, in absence of any monitoring or social sanction. He is currently conducting follow-up experiments in the United States and India. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a doctoral degree in economics in May, 2010. Prior to that, he attended the Jawaharlal Nehru University (India) for his Masters’ and M. Phil degrees in Economics. He also worked at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations and in economics projects sponsored.