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. He is the recipient of the European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant (2015-2019) for a project entitled Decent Living Energy -energy and emissions thresholds for providing decent living standards for all. His research interests also include investigating income inequality, infrastructure, and climate policy. His methods include household energy modeling, econometrics, input-output, and policy analysis.

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.

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

On leave for the Spring 2023 semester

This professor is accepting doctoral students