Narasimha D. Rao researched the relationship between electricity access, livelihoods and carbon dioxide emissions in India. His methods include economic simulation models of the electricity sector and social welfare, input-output analysis and carbon accounting. His work emphasizes modeling policy and institutional influences, such as supply rationing and energy subsidies. He intends to use his analysis to project the impacts of different urban and rural consumption patterns on carbon emissions.
Rao received his PhD in Environment and Resources (2011) from Stanford University, California, USA.
Funding: IIASA Postdoctoral Program
Program: Energy Program
Dates: October 2011 – October 2013
Last edited: 25 January 2017
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Kanter DR, Winiwarter W , Bodirsky BL, Bouwman L, Boyer E, Buckle S, Compton JE, Dalgaard T, et al. (2020). A framework for nitrogen futures in the shared socioeconomic pathways. Global Environmental Change 61: e102029. DOI:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2019.102029.
Mastrucci A , Min J, Usubiaga-Liaño A, & Rao N (2020). A Framework for Modelling Consumption-Based Energy Demand and Emission Pathways. Environmental Science & Technology 54 (3): 1799-1807. DOI:10.1021/acs.est.9b05968.
Lanzi E, Agrawala S, Dellink R, Lutz W, Zimm C , Nakicenovic N , Fritz S, & Rao N (2020). Developing Pathways to Sustainability: Fulfilling Human Needs and Aspirations while Maintaining Human Life Support Systems. In: Systemic Thinking for Policy Making: The Potential of Systems Analysis for Addressing Global Policy Challenges in the 21st Century. pp. 39-48 Paris, France: New Approaches to Economic Challenges, OECD Publishing. ISBN 978-92-64-49456-510.1787/879c4f7a-en.
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