My PhD focuses on the role of investment risk in power systems, its consequences for societal climate goals, and its implications for public policy. I explore these topics by developing stochastic optimization and equilibrium operations research models.

My main project explores how power system decarbonization is impacted by investor risk aversion and the incompleteness of risk markets. In another work, I explore how climate policy effects change when risk markets are incomplete.

I and co-authors also investigated how policy can accelerate investment in EV charging stations by accounting for the risks faced by private-sector investors using real options modeling.

To better understand the importance of future power system investments, in another publication I also reviewed the range of electrification pathways consistent with 2C and 1.5C climate targets. This work found that pathways consistently show substantial electrification, but 2C pathways disagree on the magnitude.