An expert in Environmental Economics, Dr. Kesari Singh teaches students of UG, PG and doctoral programs. Her areas of research are environmental economics and natural resource management. She did her PhD in economics from Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla in 2008.

A state topper and university rank holder at Post-Graduation and Graduation levels, she was awarded various scholarships and fellowships including the Poverty-cum-Brilliance Scholarship, Merit Scholarship and Junior Research Fellowship (JRF).

She has worked on various UNDP and World Bank funded projects with the State and Centre Governments. She also served the Planning Department, Government of Himachal Pradesh during 2004-05 & 2006-07 and worked on UNDP funded projects viz. “Pattern and Context of Rural Livelihood in Himachal Pradesh” and “Strengthening of State Plans for Human Development”. Also worked with Central Potato Research Institute (CPRI) during 2008-2010 where she was engaged in ICAR & National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) & worked on “Value Chain on Potato and Potato Products”.

She has been guiding PhD scholars in different domains of management and economics research.

Singh is a member of The International Society for Ecological Economics (ISEE) – Boston Massachusetts, USA; The Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE), Delhi, India; World Economic Association, United Kingdom; and the Society of Economics and Development, India.