Dr Ritu Mathur

Associate Director, Green Growth and Development Division


Dr Mathur leads the programme on modelling and economic analysis to identify, analyze, and prioritize policy options with regard to energy and environment by quantitative modelling of energy-economy-environment linkages.

She has over 18 years of experience and has led several projects with interdisciplinary teams, and applied techno-economic analysis and quantitative modelling techniques to examine various cross-cutting issues such as energy pricing, environmental implications of energy use, examining mitigation options and potential for the country to combat climate change, etc

Dr Mathur has also used various modelling and analytical tools such as the MEDEES-ENV model, the LEAP framework, the IEA-MARKAL model, Input-Output models and Generalised Algebraic Modeling Systems (GAMS) for developing national and sectoral level energy models at TERI for examining prospects of future energy use patterns and their implications on the economy and the environment.

She is a member of the Expert Group on Low Carbon Economy for Inclusive Growth and of the Modeling Sub-Group of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India, and a Lead Author in WG III of the IPCC AR5. She was also involved in the IPCC AR4 approval process where she represented the India delegation and has authored several papers, reports and books related with energy use and its implications on the environment at the local and global levels in order to inform and influence various stakeholders in decision making.

Dr Mathur is an economist by training and has a Ph.D. in Energy Science from Kyoto University, Japan.