Narasimha Rao

Narasimha Rao

Associate Professor of Energy Systems

Dr. Narasimha D. Rao's research examines the relationship between energy systems, human development and climate change. His current focus is on investigating the household-level impacts of energy transitions policies in the US and around the world. His project entitled Decent Living Energy quantifies the material requirements and energy needs for the eradicating multidimensional poverty around the world. His research interests also include investigating income inequality, compound vulnerabilities to climate change, and climate policy analysis. His methods include household energy modeling, econometrics, input-output, and policy analysis. His work has been supported by the European Research Council, National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency and other organizations.

Dr. Rao is also a Senior Research Scholar at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. He received his PhD from Stanford University in Environment and Resources, Masters from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Electrical Engineering and Technology Policy, and A.B from Dartmouth College.

This professor is accepting doctoral students

Energy Systems Analysis, Spring
Energy and Development, Fall


Ph.D, Stanford University, Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources (E-IPER);
M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Technology Policy Program;
M.S., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science;
B.A., Dartmouth College, Computer Engineering

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