Ashokankur Datta is Faculty Member,Project E-QUAL, Shiv Nadar University and member of the Joint Working Group in both Critical Thinking and Knowledge Systems and Ntural Resources, Environment and Sustainable Technologies. He is Currently the Assistant Professor at the Department of Economics at Shiv Nadar University, Ashokankur Datta finished his PhD at the Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi in 2012. His academic interest is in understanding environmental problems of the developing world and in studying issues related to exclusion and discrimination in the context of India. Currently he is working on a project studying the impact of NREGA on distress migration. He has recently completed a research project on green energy innovation in absence of commitment in climate policy. Apart from teaching and research in economics, Ashokankur Datta is passionate about Indian politics, food and modern Indian history.