Rohit Chandra is a political scientist and economic historian working primarily on energy, infrastructure and state capitalism in India. His recent work has covered the coal and power industries. Over the last decade, he has worked in the policy space on coal sector reforms, the politics of state discoms (particularly in Jharkhand), and public finance decisions behind large infrastructure projects. His PhD covered the evolution of India's coal industry from 1960-present, considering financial, political and technical aspects of the evolution. He is currently a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Policy Research. In addition to energy policy, he has recently started looking at the political economy of finance and banking in India, and is currently starting multiple projects in this direction. Of particular interest are infrastructure finance, the future of Indian PSUs, and how to enable a just transition as India's energy system undergoes historic changes.
PhD in Public Policy (Harvard Kennedy School)
Energy Policy, Political Economy of Infrastructure and Finance, Industrial History, State Capitalism