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Anant Sudarshan is a faculty member at the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick and a Senior Fellow at the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC). Before joining the University of Warwick, he was the South-Asia Director of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC).
Prior to this he was a Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Fellow in the Sustainability Science Program at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He works at the intersection of energy policy, behavioral science, environmental economics, and engineering. He holds undergraduate and masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi) and Stanford University respectively. He received his Ph.D. in Management Science and Engineering, focusing on energy economics, from Stanford University in March 2011. His doctoral research explored the determinants of residential energy consumption and the role California efficiency policies had in reducing energy intensity in the state. He has also carried out field trials to understand the effects of providing real time electricity consumption feedback to households. This work is part of a broader agenda aimed at understanding how different incentive structures - both financial and behavioral - can be used to change household energy behaviors. His present research includes an ambitious project to design and evaluate a pilot emissions trading program for Indian industry in partnership with India’s Ministry for Environment and Forests.
Posts by Anant Sudarshan
The huge and fast growing urban middle class of India uses a significant amount of electricity at their homes. This column argues that there is a need to focus on managing demand of electricity, and d...
- Anant Sudarshan
- 08 April, 2013
Emissions Trading as an Environmental Innovation in India: Measuring the Policy Impact on Emissions and Abatement Costs
Growth in developing countries has improved living standards of millions, but has led to high pollution concentrations and serious public health damages. Market-based environmental regulation can redu...
- IGC Research on India