Anshuman (Ansu) Sahoo is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Management Science & Engineering at Stanford, where he is part of the energy economic policy analysis research area. He is also a graduate student member of the Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and a Graduate Research Fellow of the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance. His doctoral research focuses on energy economics and policy, and he studies the cost-effective use of renewable energy and energy efficiency to drive reductions in carbon emissions. This work has two broad areas: in one, he applies finance and accounting concepts to build models and metrics to support decision-making on investments in energy assets. In the other, he applies randomized controlled trials and econometrics to understand how people make decisions about their energy consumption.
Prior to entering the Ph.D. program, Ansu was a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group, where his clients included companies in the private equity, industrial goods, energy commodity, aviation and retail sectors. He has also worked as an intern and consulting energy economist for the Asian Development Bank. He holds an M.S. in Statistics from Stanford as well as a B.S.E. in Chemical Engineering and Certificates in both Engineering Biology and Finance from Princeton University.