Mihir Mathur is a interdisciplinary researcher who has more than seven years of experience working on climate change and development projects, with a focus on Ecological Economics, Carbon Neutral Development, and Climate Change Adaptation. He currently works at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in New Delhi as an Associate Fellow in the Earth Science and Climate Change division. This work focuses on finding sustainable adaptation pathways using system dynamics modeling for policy formulation at the local and macro level. He teaches systems thinking and system dynamics to post graduate students as a visiting faculty member.
Some of his recent work includes Modeling Policies for Sustaining Resource Use and Economic Growth, Modeling Urban Carrying Capacity and Measuring Quality of Life, and Modeling Economics of Grassland Livestock Systems Using System Dynamics. Prior to TERI, Mihir did action research on local economics, climate impact assessment, livelihood resilience, and alternative energy at Watershed Organisation Trust, with village communities in Maharashtra. Before working on climate change and sustainability issues, Mihir was working in stock markets and commodity markets as a research analyst.
Mihir received his Bachelor of Commerce in Accountancy from Maharaja Sayaji Rao University and completed his post graduation in Finance with a focus on System Dynamics from Sadhana Centre for Management and Leadership Development.