Meera Mahadevan is a Chancellor’s Post-Doctoral Fellow and incoming Assistant Professor at the University of California, Irvine in the Department of Economics. She 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 was previously a post-doctoral fellow at emLab, at the University of California, Santa Barbara from 2019-2020.