Bio


I concentrate on Public Management and Environmental Governance, with an emphasis on environmental agencies in developing countries and international development organizations. My current research focuses on the relationship between organizational structure and performance in a Brazilian federal environmental agency and the effects of personnel allocation strategy on performance in the World Bank.

Prior to doctoral studies, I completed an MPhil in Development Studies at Oxford, where my research focused on the politics of environmental policymaking in the World Bank, and a BA in environmental studies from Amherst College.

Outside of academia, I periodically work as a consultant for the World Bank Independent Evaluation Group. I've also worked as research analyst for The Brattle Group (an energy economics consulting firm), International Rivers, and Conservation Strategy Fund. As a Thomas Watson Fellow, I spent a year documenting the social-environmental impacts of large hydropower projects across South/Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America.

Connecting with other researchers and practitioners is one of the things I love most about the work - please feel free to reach out! (ggreenst@stanford.edu)

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Gus concentrates on Public Management and Environmental Governance, with an emphasis on environmental agencies in developing countries and international development organizations. His current research focuses on the relationship between organizational structure and performance in a Brazilian federal environmental agency and the effects of personnel allocation strategy on performance in the World Bank.