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Gireesh Shrimali


Regional Expertise
Subject Expertise
  • renewable energy policy
  • economics
  • renewable energy finance
  • energy efficiency
  • off-grid energy
  • business models

Gireesh Shrimali

Director, India

Dr. Gireesh Shrimali is the Director of CPI’s India program, and a Fellow at the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University. Previously, he taught at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and at the Indian School of Business (ISB) at Hyderabad, where he helped found the CPI-ISB Energy and Environment Program in collaboration with CPI.

His current research focus is on renewable energy policy and finance in developing countries – in particular, on analytical frameworks for the identification of effective policies as well as on instruments for the provision of low-cost, long-term capital. His previous work has included topics such as analysis of India’s solar policies, the impact of federal and state policies on the development and deployment of renewable energy in the U.S., and business models for off-grid energy in developing countries.

He holds a PhD from Stanford University, an MS from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and a BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.