Santa Clara University

Gireesh Shrimali

Executive Fellow

Gireesh Shrimali is an Assistant Professor of Energy Economics and Business at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He has recently worked as the Interim-Director of CPI-ISB Energy and Environment Program at Climate Policy Initiative (CPI), and as an Assistant Professor at the Indian School of Business (ISB). He holds a PhD from Stanford University, a MS from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and a BTech from Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. He has over nine years of semiconductor industry experience.

His research focus is on policy for renewable energy, innovation in the energy sector, and climate change economics in general. His previous work has included topics such as design of feed in tariffs; impact of policy on penetration of renewable sources in the US; and analysis of the solar mission, low carbon innovation system and business models for sustainable cook-stoves in India. He is currently leading projects evaluating the diffusion of renewable technologies - in particular, solar and wind - in both US and India. His teaching has included courses on Energy Markets, Energy Finance, and Clean Tech Entrepreneurship.