Associate Professor, Columbia University
January 2014: Buddhist monks in Bodh Gaya, Bihar India. Lord Buddha became enlightened here. June 2013: A view of the Himalayas from Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.

Most people who ask for advice from others have already resolved to act as it pleases them.
— Khalil Gibran

This page features my policy research.


Low Oil Prices: An Opportunity for Fuel Subsidy Reform. Briefing Paper for Columbia University, SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy. [With Keit Benes, Andrew Cheon, and Joonseok Yang]

Soft Cooperation in the Shadow of Distributional Conflict? A Model-Based Assessment of the Two-Level Game between International Climate Change Negotiations and Domestic Politics. MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research, Working Paper 2015-001. [With Antto Vihma]

Mobilizing Public Support for Better Energy Policy in India. 2014. Report for Council on Energy, Environment and Water. [With Michaël Aklin; Patrick Bayer; S.P. Harish]

Social Aspects of Solid Waste Management in Dar es Salaam: A Pilot Study. 2013. Report for the Embassy of Finland, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. [With Michaël Aklin; Patrick Bayer; S.P. Harish]

Preferential Trading Agreements and Economic Reform in Developing Countries. 2012. IMO Policy Paper 1/2012. [with Leonardo Baccini]

It's Not All About Trade: Preferential Trading Agreements Induce Economic Reforms in Developing Countries. 2012. ARTNet Policy Brief 33. [With Leonardo Baccini]

Towards a New Climate Regime? Views of China, India, Japan, Russia and the United States on the road to Copenhagen. 2008. Finnish Institute of International Affairs. [With Anna Korppoo; Linda Jakobson; Antto Vihma; Alexandru Luta]

Päästörajoitusten ilmastohyödyt rajoitusten ulkopuolisissa maissa [Positive Climate Spillovers of Emissions Reductions to Non-Participating Countries]. 2007. Prime Minister's Office, Government of Finland.