About

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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 Best 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.

She can be reached via email and found on Twitter @SVictoriaShen.

Updates:

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 Best Dissertation Award 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).