Sugandha Srivastav

DPhil candidate in Environmental Economics


Sugandha Srivastav is DPhil candidate in Environmental Economics at the at the Smith School of Enterprise & Environment at the University of Oxford. She is affiliated with the Institute of New Economic Thinking, the School of Geography & Environment, and the Oxford Martin School.

Sugandha’s research focuses on the drivers and barriers of the low-carbon energy transition. Sugandha investigates the role of economic policy in incentivising low-carbon innovation in the power sector, transport and manufacturing.

She also investigates the role of hydrocarbon lobby groups in stalling progress on climate policy. She uses this information to develop a framework of political strategies for how the climate movement can overcome obstructionism.