Meera Mahadevan is an Assistant Professor at the Economics Department, UC Irvine. Her research focuses on energy and environmental economics in developing countries. She examines topics such as the political economy of electricity provision and groundwater, the welfare consequences of corruption, and the role of technology adoption in meeting environmental goals and energy needs.
She obtained a PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan in 2019. She completed her BA (Honors) in Economics at St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, followed by an MSc. in Economics for Development at the University of Oxford. Before moving to UC Irvine, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the Bren School, UC Santa Barbara, and is also affiliated with the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and the Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA).