Heuristics for a simple and transparent Consequential LCA

Deepak Rajagopal

University of California, Los Angeles

Deepak Rajagopal is an Asst. Prof. in the Inst. of Environment and Sustainability and Dept. of Urban Planning. He has a Ph.D. in Energy and Resources (UC Berkeley), MS degrees in Ag. and Resource Economics (UC Berkeley), and Mech. Engg (U. of Maryland, CollegePark) and Bachelor’s degree in Mech. Engg. (Indian Inst. of Tech., Madras). Prior to UCLA, he was a Post. doc. at Energy Biosciences Inst., UC Berkeley. He also three years of experience as Structural Engineer at United Technologies Research Center in Hartford, Connecticut. His areas of research include Life cycle assessment, Energy and Agricultural Economics, and Climate Policy.  He is focused on assessing the sustainability of two broad emerging economic sectors – the bioeconomy and the peer-to-peer economy.


Consequential Lifecycle assessment is concerned with predicting the environmental impacts of adopting a new technology taking into account how markets will adjust to the technology shock (Rajagopal 2014). Since market... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Deepak Rajagopal (University of California, Los Angeles)

Topic Areas

• Life cycle sustainability assessment , • Advances in methods (e.g., life cycle assessment, social impact assessment, resilience a , • Decision support methods and tools


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