Sugandha Srivastav

Senior Research Fellow

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Climate Compatible Growth programme | Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment

Sugandha Srivastav


Sugandha Srivastav is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Climate Compatible Growth programme at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. Her research focuses on the economics of innovation in the energy sector, the design of climate policy, and the political economy of decarbonisation.

Sugandha is a lecturer for Oxford's MSc. in Sustainability, Enterprise and the Environment.
Prior to Oxford, Sugandha worked as an environmental economist at Vivid Economics and ICRIER, where her clients included EBRD, ADB, World Bank, governments and private firms.

She holds a DPhil in Environmental Economics from Oxford, an MSc in Economics from LSE and a BSc (Hons) in Economics, Politics, and International Studies from the University of Warwick. She was honoured with scholarships at all institutions.


Political Strategies to Overcome Climate Policy Obstructionism (2022) with Ryan Rafaty. Published in Perspectives on Politics. Open access version. Journal version

Greening our Laws: Revising Land Acquisition Law for Coal Mining in India (2022)
with Tanmay Singh. Accepted at Economic & Political Weekly. Open access version

Revoking coal mining permits: an economic and legal analysis (2020)
with Ryan Rafaty and Bjorn Hoops. Climate Policy. Feb 18:1-7 Open access version. Blogpost. Journal version

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. Open access version. Journal version

Green Growth Opportunities for Asia (2018) with Sam Fankhauser and Alex Kazaglis. Asian Development Bank
Economics Working Paper Series. Journal version

Ongoing Research

Bringing Breakthrough Technologies to Market: Evidence from Solar Feed-in-Tariffs Working paper. Latest draft. Blogpost.

Knowledge Spillovers between Clean and Dirty Technologies: Implications for Directed Technical Change with Su Jung Jee. Working paper. Open access version

The Unintended Consequences of Innovation and Environmental Policy Interactions with Jacquelyn Pless. Working paper

Climate Policy in Developing Countries with Juliette Caucheteux and Sam Fankhauser. Working paper.

Recent Publications