Sugandha Srivastav

Economics of Innovation | Energy & Environment | University of Oxford


Welcome to my website! 

I am a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer in Environmental Economics at the University of Oxford.

My primary research explores the drivers of clean technology innovation. Specfically: how early-stage clean energy technologies can be financed and commercialised. This also involves exploring how to re-design power markets for a net zero future. 

To help operationalise climate policy, my secondary research explores the political economy of the energy transition, where my work focuses on legacy laws that implicitly subsidise fossil fuels and the dynamics of lobbying. 

I hold research positions at the Smith School, Economics Department, Saïd Business School & Institute of New Economic Thinking at Oxford. I am also a Distinguished CESifo affiliate

Prior to academia, I worked as an environmental and energy economist for 5+ years at Vivid Economics and ICRIER where I advised governments, private firms, and international organisations on climate policy, natural resource management, and energy policy. During this phase, I engaged in climate projects across Southeast Asia, South Asia, Africa and OECD economies. 

How risk-reduction policies can help in the development of commercial scale solar

Curriculum Vitae

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PhD Environmental Economics, University of Oxford (2018-2022)

MSc Economics, London School of Economics (2014-2015) 

BSc (Hons) Economics, Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick (2010-2013) 

Professional Experience 

Project Manager, Economist, Analyst, Vivid Economics, (2015-2018 and part-time till 2019) 

Economist, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations, New Delhi (2013-2014)

Sugandha Srivastav  | British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow | University of Oxford


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