Sudatta Ray

courtesy Shannon Switzer Swanson

I am a doctoral candidate at the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER) at Stanford University. I study the unintended consequences of different electrification strategies on rates of electricity access and how electricity access enables (or in some cases restricts) income enhancing productive applications. My research aims to contribute to maximizing social benefits by effectively measuring, targeting and sequencing electrification policies.

I have over four years of professional experience working with the government of India, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) on issues of climate change governance and energy policy. As part of the official Indian delegation, I negotiated at various meetings of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

I received my MS in public policy and management from Carnegie Mellon University (on a Fulbright Nehru Fellowship in Leadership and Development) and MS and Bachelors in chemistry from Delhi University.

You can reach me at sudatta.ray@stanford.edu.