Dodo J Thampapillai

Visiting Professor

PhD (Economics), University of New England, Australia

Dodo J Thampapillai
Contact Details

DID: +65 6516 4844
Fax: +65 6778 1020

Office Location

469B Bukit Timah Road
Level 2, Li Ka Shing Building
Singapore 259771


Dodo Thampapillai is an economist at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He previously held a personal chair in Environmental economics at Macquarie University where he currently holds an adjunct professorshipin the same field at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences at Uppsala until 2009. In 2005, he was included in the list of Eminent Environmental Economists by UNESCAP and was previously a member of the UNEP Expert Group in Environmental Economics. He has over 100 publications including seven books and nine refereed monographs.

He was also awarded the DFG Professorship (University of Kiel, Germany 1999/2000) and SLU visiting Professorship (Sweden- 1999/2000). He has also consulted with World Bank, Asian Development Bank & United Nations Development Programme.

Dodo J Thampapillai - CV

Research Areas

  • Climate change
  • Environmental policy and economics
  • Global economic crisis
  • Sustainable development



  • Environmental Economics: Concepts, Methods and Policies, Under Contract with Routledge UK – (with Matthias Ruth) 2017
  • Environmental Economics: Concepts, Methods and Policies, Oxford University Press, Revised Edition (with J. A. Sinden) E-Book February 2013; Hard Copy (April 2013)

Refereed Papers

  • “External Debt in Macroeconomics: A Review”, International Journal of Economics and Business Research, July 2016, (with Kelvin Lee). 
  • “New Estimates of Factor Income Shares in Central Asian Economies”, Economic Papers, Online version published 17 June 2016, (with Yvonne Chen, Chris Bacani and Omer Baris)
  • “Ezra Mishan’s Cost of Economic Growth: Evidence from the Entropy of Environmental Capital”, Singapore Economic Review, August 2016, Online version Published 19 May 2016
  • “Lessons from Science: Need for a Rethink of Concepts in Economics”, Economic and Political Weekly, September 2014.
  • “Resource Rent Taxes and Sustainable Development”, Energy Policy, June-July 2014 (with J Hansen and A Bolat)
  • “Macroeconomics Vs Environmental Macroeconomics”, Australian Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, July 2012
  • “Value of Sensitive In-Situ Environmental Assets in Energy Resource Extraction”, Energy Policy, October 2011.
  • “Perfect Competition and Sustainability: A Brief Note”, International Journal of Social Economics, May 2010.
  • “Fiscal Balance: Environmental Taxes and Investments” (with Wu Xun and Tan Seck Leng), Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research, May 2010.

Book Chapters

  • The Need for a Serious Rethink on Economics, Chapter 32 in Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Governing Asia – Reflections on a Research Journey, World Scientific, 2015
  • “The Economic Valuation of Urban Ecosystem Services” in Savage, V. and Lye L. H. (Editors), Environment and Climate Change in Asia: Ecological Footprints and Green Prospects, Pearson Singapore 2011
  • “A Climate Change Burden Sharing Model Using Bayes Theorem” (with W. L. Poh), in Lye, L.H., Chou, L-M., Chia, A., Gunawansa, A. and Kua, H-W., Sustainability Matters, Pearson, Singapore 2011.
  • “Assessment of fiscal intervention measures in China: Perspectives from environmental macroeconomics”, (with S. Tan) in Environmental Taxation in China and Asia Pacific: Achieving Environmental Sustainability Through Fiscal Policy, Ashiobar, H., Kreiser, L., and Sirisom, J. (Editors), Edward Elgar, 2011

Invited Papers


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