Meera Mahadevan holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on energy and environmental economics in developing countries. Some of the topics she examines include the political economy of electricity provision and the welfare consequences of corruption, electricity restructuring policies and their unintended consequences, and off-grid solutions for electricity provision in remote areas. She will be a post-doctoral fellow at emLab, at the University of California, Santa Barbara from 2019-2020. Following this, she will join the Department of Economics at University of California, Irvine first as the Chancellor’s ADVANCE Post-doctoral Fellow, and then as an Assistant Professor.