Sugandha is a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Economics of Sustainability group. 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
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.
Political strategies to overcome climate policy obstructionism
21 Nov 22
No. 2021-22 - Knowledge Spillovers between Clean and Dirty Technologies
12 Jul 22
Does knowledge for dirty technologies spill over to clean technologies? The answer to this question ...
No. 2022-09 - Greening our Laws: Revising Land Acquisition Law for Coal Mining in India
10 Jun 22
We recommend updating land acquisition laws to bring coal under the general purview of LARR or, at m...
Predictors of Success in a Greening World
01 Dec 21
This report makes use of cuttingedge research to identify the emerging global trends in green compet...
No. 2021-07 - Five Worlds of Political Strategy in the Climate Movement
19 Mar 21
We propose a taxonomy of five strategic paradigms for overcoming obstructionism: antagonism (“name, ...
Climate change and Emerging Markets after Covid-19
01 Dec 20
This paper by Professor Cameron Hepburn and his team at the University of Oxford Smith School of Ent...
Revoking coal mining permits: an economic and legal analysis
18 Feb 20
Achieving mitigation targets under the Paris Agreement will depend on the early retirement of coal m...