Bio


Personal website: https://gusgreenstein.weebly.com/

I'm a doctoral candidate in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford University, specializing in Public Management and Environmental Governance. Using a range of qualitative and quantitative methods, I aim to identify tractable sources of organizational (in)effectiveness in public 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, constraints on personnel allocation in the same, and shifts in the labor market for international aid workers. Recent projects have focused on the effects of personnel decentralization and the politics of social-environmental safeguards policymaking in the World Bank.

Prior to doctoral studies, I earned an MPhil in Development Studies at Oxford and a BA in environmental studies from Amherst College.

Outside of academia, I’ve worked as a consultant for the World Bank Independent Evaluation Group, a 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.

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I'm a doctoral candidate in the Emmett Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford University, specializing in Public Management and Environmental Governance. Using a range of qualitative and quantitative methods, I aim to identify tractable sources of organizational (in)effectiveness in public agencies in developing countries and international development organizations.