Deepak Bagchi

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Reduction of carbon emissions is of paramount importance in the context of global warming. Countries and global companies are now engaged in understanding systematic ways of achieving well defined emission targets. In fact, carbon credits have become significant and strategic instruments of finance for countries and global companies. In this paper, we(More)
We discuss four problems that we have identified under the umbrella of carbon economics problems: carbon credit allocation (CCA), carbon credit buying (CCB), carbon credit selling (CCS), and carbon credit exchange (CCE). Because of the strategic nature of the players involved in these problems, game theory and mechanism design provides a natural way of(More)
Use of renewable energy sources for electricity generation is gaining prominence due to the increasing importance of sustainable development. Many of the electricity producers using renewable energy resources have very small generating capacities and it is a challenge to integrate them with the grid. Smart grids can play an important role in facilitating(More)
Green or sustainable procurement is critical to any supply chain in the modern era. In this paper, we address the issue of selection of suppliers in order to ensure that the procurement process in a manufacturing or service supply chain selects suppliers so as to minimize carbon emissions. The specific problem we address pertains to that of an orchestrator(More)
Auction based mechanisms have become popular in industrial procurement settings. These mechanisms minimize the cost of procurement and at the same time achieve desirable properties such as truthful bidding by the suppliers. In this paper, we investigate the design of truthful procurement auctions taking into account an additional important issue namely(More)
The problem addressed in this paper is concerned with an important issue faced by any green aware global company to keep its emissions within a prescribed cap. The specific problem is to allocate carbon reductions to its different divisions and supply chain partners in achieving a required target of reductions in its carbon reduction program. The problem(More)
In order to gather information about the practical aspects of offering medical abortion, we conducted focus group discussions at each of 17 sites participating in the first large-scale, multi-center trial of mifepristone-misoprostol abortion in the United States. The sites were chosen to represent diverse practice settings (Planned Parenthood affiliates,(More)
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