Sugandha Srivastav

DPhil Candidate in Environmental Economics

University of Oxford


I'm a DPhil candidate in Environmental Economics at the University of Oxford. My research interests include: growth, structural transformation, innovation, and climate policy. My supervisor is Prof Cameron Hepburn.

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.

Journal Articles

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.

An Economics and Legal Analysis of Revoking Coal Mining Permits (forthcoming) with Ryan Rafaty and Bjorn Hoops.

Media & Other Publications

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

Work in Progress

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

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

"Strategies to overcome the fossil fuel lobby" (with Ryan Rafaty)



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