Anant Sudarshan is India Director of the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago University (EPIC-India). He is also a Senior Research Associate at the Department of Economics, University of Chicago. Prior to working with EPIC, Anant was the Giorgio Ruffolo Post-doctoral Fellow in the Sustainability Science Program at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government. He received his PhD in Management Science and Engineering, focusing on energy economics, from Stanford University in March 2011 and he holds undergraduate and masters degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (Delhi) and Stanford University respectively.
Anant works at the intersection of environmental economics and engineering, with on-going research on a variety of areas including environmental regulation, air-pollution, climate change, energy efficiency, electricity and renewable energy. His present research includes an ambitious project to design and evaluate a pilot emissions trading program for Indian industry in partnership with India’s Ministry for Environment and Forests. He is also working with the Government of Bihar on electricity distribution reforms designed to reduce losses and enhance the supply of power.