Paasha Mahdavi
Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University

Paasha Mahdavi is assistant professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University and director of the MS in Data Science for Public Policy program. His research focuses on the politics of nationalization and state-owned enterprises in the energy sector (the subject of his current book manuscript); the consequences of oil-to-cash transfers; and the political economy of fossil fuel subsidy reform.

His work has been published in journals such as Energy Policy, Nature Energy, and World Politics. Mahdavi is also an affiliated assistant professor in the department of government at Georgetown and currently serves as the GFC Fellow for the Council on the Future of Energy at the World Economic Forum. In a past life, Mahdavi worked as an energy consultant for ICF International. He earned his BA in economics from Columbia University, MA in international policy from Stanford University, and MS in statistics and PhD in political science from UCLA.