I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy at Harvard University, a Pre-Doctoral Fellow of the Harvard Environmental Economics Program and a Ph.D. Student Affiliate of Evidence for Policy Design. Prior to graduate school, I was a Research Assistant at Resources for the Future and I received a B.A. in Economics at the University of Maryland, College Park.
I study energy and environmental economics and policy. My current research focuses on understanding the short- and long-run electricity consumption and bill payment responses of residential, informal settlement, commercial and industrial customers to retail electricity prices in urban India, how customers value electricity service quality and the implications for efficient retail price design. Another strand of my research addresses how carbon pricing policies perform in the absence of centralized wholesale electricity markets as is the case in many emerging economies.
My research has been generously supported by the Harvard Climate Change Solutions Fund, the International Growth Centre and the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.