Deepak Rajagopal

Deepak Rajagopal

Assistant Professor

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

(310) 794-4903

La Kretz Hall, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1567


View Dr. Rajagopal’s CV

Energy Jeopardy Env157 Fall 2016

EVCalc1.0 – Spread-sheet calculator for comparing EVs to non-EVs

Research Interests

Lifecycle assessment, Energy Economics and Policy, Agricultural Economics and Policy, Climate Policy


  • Ph.D., Energy and Resources, University of California, Berkeley
  • M.S., Agricultural and Resource Economics, University of California, Berkeley
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park
  • B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India


Environment 159: Life Cycle Analysis and Tools for Sustainability Assessment

Environment 157: Energy, Environment and Development

Environment 180: Senior Practicum

Recent Publications

  • D. Rajagopal: A synthesis of unilateral approaches to mitigating emissions leakage under incomplete policies. Climate Policy doi:10.1080/14693062.2016.1150249
  • D. Rajagopal. A step towards a general mathematical framework for Consequential Life Cycle Assessment. Journal of Industrial Ecology In press.
  • M. Accordino and D. Rajagopal (2015): When a National Cap-and-Trade Policy with a Carve-out Provision May Be Preferable to a National CO$_2$ Tax, The Energy Journal, Vol.36, No.3 189–207.
  • D. Rajagopal (2015): On approaches to mitigate emissions leakage under biofuel policies. Global Change Biology Bioenergy, Volume 8, Issue 2, March 2016, Pages: 471-480
  • D. Rajagopal, R. Plevin, G. Hochman, and D. Zilberman (2015): Multi-criteria comparison of alternative fuel policies: Renewable fuel standards, clean fuel standards and fuel GHG tax. Energy Economics,Vol.49, 359–369
  • S. Z. Attari and D. Rajagopal (2015): Enabling energy conservation through effective decision aids. Journal of Sustainability Education. Volume 8.
  • G. Hochman, D. Rajagopal, G. Timilsina and D. Zilberman (2014). Quantifying the causes of the global food commodity price crisis. Biomass and Bioenergy 68, 106-114
  • D. Rajagopal (2014): Consequential life cycle assessment of policy vulnerability to price effects. Journal of Industrial Ecology 18 (2), 164-175

Recent blog posts

Personal blog: Watt’s green?



Increasing the Beneficial use of Organic Waste in California

Background California’s dairy industry has a long and rich history.  It stands today as the largest dairy state with some of the most unique laws and regulations in the country. Our project aims to provide more clear information on sustainable dairy farm processes, advocacy and policy. Policy, climate, culture and size all contribute to the...