Sugandha Srivastav

DPhil Candidate in Environmental Economics

University of Oxford

Mailing address: Oriel College, Oriel Sq, Oxford, OX1 4EW, UK



I'm a DPhil candidate in Environmental Economics at the University of Oxford supervised by Prof Cameron Hepburn.

My research interests include: climate policy, natural capital accounting, green innovation, and green growth.

I hold an MSc. in Economics from the London School of Economics and a BSc. (Hons) in Economics, Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick.

I previously worked as an environmental economist at Vivid Economics in London, and prior to that, as a trade economist at ICRIER in New Delhi. I've worked with governments, international organisations and private firms to advise on various aspects of climate policy.

Research in Progress

“Some causal effects of technology and environmental policy interactions” (with Jacquelyn Pless)

“Innovation for Social Progress: When Imperfect Appropriability Meets Incorrect Prices” (with Jacquelyn Pless)

"Climate change, migration and structural transformation: evidence from the last four decades" (with Francois Cohen)

"Five Worlds of Political Strategy in the Climate Movement" (with Ryan Rafaty)


Did the Paris Climate Agreement lead to any meaningful changes? with Freddi Otto and Richard Millar. Futuremarkers Podcast. November 2019.

Low-Carbon Industrial Strategies for Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines with ClimateWorks Australia and Vivid Economics. Discussion Papers. July 2019.

Revoke Coal Mining Permits with Ryan Rafaty and Bjorn Hoops. Guest post in Klimareporter. Berlin. December 2018.

Green Technology: Can India Win the Green Race? with Rajat Kathuria. Op-Ed in Financial Express. New Delhi. April 2018.

Meeting the Low Carbon Growth Challenge with Shikha Jha, Minsoo Lee, David Raitzer, Sam Fankhauser and Alex Kazaglis. Theme Chapter for Asian Development Outlook 2016. Asian Development Bank.

Policy publications

Revoking coal mining permits: an economic and legal analysis (2020). Climate Policy with Ryan Rafaty and Bjorn Hoops. Free copy here.

Sensitive Intervention Points in the Post-Carbon Transition (2019) with Doyne Farmer, Cameron Hepburn, Matthew Ives, Thomas Hale, Thom Wetzer, Penny Mealy, Ryan Rafaty and Rupert Way. Science. 364 (6436), 132-134. Free copy here.

Low Carbon Competitiveness in Asia (2018) with Sam Fankhauser and Alex Kazaglis. Economies. 6(1), 5

The Prospects for Low Carbon Growth in Emerging Markets (forthcoming) with Sam Fankhauser and Raphaela Kotsch.