2021 Placements for Graduating Pre-Doctoral Fellows

May 26, 2021
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CAMBRIDGE, MA -  Shefali Khanna and Daniel Stuart, Pre-Doctoral Fellows with the Harvard Environmental Economics Program, will receive their Ph.D.s on Thursday, May 27, 2021 and have accepted new positions. Kevin Rowe, a former Pre-Doctoral Fellow, received his Ph.D. in November 2020 and has been working since at Uber Technologies.

Shefali Khanna

Shefali Khanna has accepted a position as a Research Associate in Energy and Environmental Economics in the Department of Economics and Public Policy at Imperial College London. There, she will work on projects that aim to understand the characteristics of energy demand in the industrial and residential sectors and to evaluate the design and impact of climate policies. Khanna says that she is “most excited about working with a community of scholars engaged in this field and contributing to research that can spur meaningful action on climate, air quality, and energy access.” Shefali received her B.A. in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park, cum laude with Departmental Honors.

Daniel Stuart

Daniel Stuart has accepted a position as an Associate at Analysis Group, conducting economic research and strategic analysis for clients. Prior to his Ph.D. studies, he worked as a research assistant at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and as a Pre-Doctoral Fellow at the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago. Dan received a B.A. in Economics with Honors from Swarthmore College. Dan is excited about the prospect of traveling this summer before beginning work at Analysis Group.

Kevin Rowe

Since receiving his Ph.D., Kevin Rowe has been working on machine learning and causal inference problems related to the ridesharing marketplace at Uber Technologies. Rowe says, “I am really enjoying and learning a lot from working with a group of very talented economists, data scientists, and machine learning engineers at Uber.” While working towards his Ph.D., Rowe received the Joseph Crump Fellowship, awarded each year to a Harvard Ph.D. student conducting research at the intersection of the environment, natural resource management, and energy policy. Kevin received his Master’s in Public Policy from HKS, and his B.A. in Government, summa cum laude, from Hamilton College, where he was the valedictorian.

All three graduates are co-winners of the 2020-2021 Ana Aguado Prize, awarded by the Harvard Environmental Economics Program each year for the best paper by a doctoral student focusing on environmental, energy, or natural-resource economics. Details are here.

Congratulations to Shefali, Kevin, and Dan on receiving their degrees and for their placements at Imperial College London, Uber Technologies, and Analysis Group. We wish you the best of luck!

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