Lecturer & Postdoctoral Fellow

Energy Economics - Environmental Economics - Innovation Economics

University of Oxford 


Welcome to my website! I am an applied microeconomist working on innovation, energy and the environment. I explore how to bring novel clean tech to market. I hold a PhD in Environmental Economics from the University of Oxford. 

I previously worked at Vivid Economics as an environmental economist (2015-2019) and continue to engage in policy spheres. For example, I was a referee for UChicago's Market Shaping accelerator led by Nobel laureate Michael Kremer, recently did a TEDx talk on energy innovation, and have advised the UK government on solar policy (see talks and engagements)

I received the CESifo distinguished affiliate prize in 2023 for my research on solar and an honourable mention at the E-Axes Research Prize forum. I have participated numerous conferences such as the NBER workshop on energy innovation. In 2023, I won the British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship worth £300,000 to develop my pipeline of research over three years. I teach environmental economics to MSc students in Oxford. 

Ongoing research 

Bringing Breakthrough Technologies to Market: Solar Power and Feed-in Tariffs

Unintended Consequences of Tech Neutrality: Evidence from Environmental and Innovation Policy Interactions  (with Jacquelyn Pless)

Charging Ahead: Regulatory Incentives and Battery Innovation in the United Kingdom

The Economic Costs of Lopsided Power Contracts: Evidence from Pakistan (with Tim Dobermann and Faraz Hayat)

Shorter research 

The Economics of Coal Phaseouts (with Michael Zaehringer) - Accepted at Climate Policy 

Contracts not costs: evidence of fossil fuel lock-in across Asia (with Jindal et al.)

Climate Change Mitigation Policies for Developing Countries with Caucheteux and Fankhauser - R&R at  Review of Environmental Economics and Policy

Knowledge Spillovers between Clean and Dirty Technologies (with Su Jung Jee)  - R&R Ecological Economics

Sugandha Srivastav  | British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow | University of Oxford