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
Dr. Narasimha D. Rao's research examines the relationship between energy systems, human development and climate change. He is a contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report. He received 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 include studying equity in energy transitions, and the impacts of climate change and its mitigation on society. 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.