Sugandha Srivastav

DPhil Candidate in Environmental Economics

University of Oxford


Sugandha is Postdoctoral Researcher in the Climate Compatible Growth programme at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment based at the University of Oxford.

Sugandha’s research interests include the:

  • economics of innovation

  • environmental economics

  • public economics

  • political economy

Her current research assesses the impact of risk-reducing policies in incentivizing frontier innovation; the interaction of market failures and its effect on the direction of innovation; and the political-economy of energy transitions.

Sugandha holds a DPhil in Environmental Economics from the University of Oxford. She was supervised by Prof Cameron Hepburn and Assistant Professor Jacquelyn Pless (MIT Sloan).

She previously worked as an environmental economist at Vivid Economics in London, and prior to that, as a trade economist at ICRIER in New Delhi.

Sugandha has worked with governments, international organisations and private firms to advise on various aspects of climate policy.


Address: Institute of New Economic Thinking, Manor Road Building, Manor Rd, Oxford OX1 3UQ