Welcome! An interdisciplinary environmental scholar, Shiran Victoria Shen forged her own path at Stanford University by simultaneously completing a Ph.D. in Political Science and an M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering in five years. Her doctoral thesis, The Political Pollution Cycle: An Inconvenient Truth and How To Break It, won the Harold D. Lasswell Award from the American Political Science Association and the Ph.D. Dissertation Award from the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management.
Shen’s research seeks to improve understanding of how environmental change influences and is shaped by politics and policy. She employs a wide range of data, techniques, and research designs in her work, including large-scale, satellite-derived datasets, integrated assessment models, machine learning, survey and field experiments, and qualitative fieldwork.
06/20: Ph.D. dissertation, The Political Pollution Cycle: An Inconvenient Truth and How to Break It, won the Harold D. Lasswell Award for “the best doctoral dissertation in the field of public policy” from the American Political Science Association.
05/20: “Environmental Justice in India: Incidence of Air Pollution from Coal-Fired Power Plants” has been published in Ecological Economics.
11/19: Ph.D. dissertation, The Political Pollution Cycle: An Inconvenient Truth and How to Break It, won the Ph.D. Dissertation Award for “the best dissertation in public policy and management” from the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.
11/19: “Pricing Carbon to Contain Violence” has been published in The First International Research Conference on Carbon Pricing, a peer-reviewed conference proceeding by the World Bank.
10/19: “The effects of behavioral intention on the choice to purchase energy-saving appliances in China: the role of environmental attitude, concern, and perceived psychological benefits in shaping intention” has been published in Energy Efficiency.
06/19 & 10/19: “When reduced working time harms the environment: A panel threshold analysis for EU-15, 1970–2010” was discussed on The Guardian and The Conversation & World Economic Forum.
03/19: “Public Receptivity in China towards Wind Energy Generators: A Survey Experimental Approach” has been published in Energy Policy. The study was profiled on Caixin（财新）.