Sustainability Science Program

Nicholas Ryan

Nicholas Ryan is a PhD Candidate in economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with research interests in environmental regulation and energy markets in developing countries. He is working on several field experiments in India on how regulators and the private sector can best abate pollution at low social cost and a structural study of the determinants of pricing behavior in India's nascent wholesale electricity markets. Prior to beginning doctoral study Nicholas graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors in Economics and worked as a Research Associate in the Capital Markets group at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors in Washington, D.C.  His graduate work has been supported by the Abdul Latif Jameel Povety Action Lab, the Martin Fellowship for Sustainability and an AMID Early-Stage Researcher Fellowship.