Bio


Personal website: https://www.gusgreenstein.com/. (Link in lower-right corner of this page.)

I'm a doctoral candidate in the Interdisciplinary Program in Environment and Resources at Stanford University, specializing in Public Management and Environmental Governance. I am currently on the US and European academic job markets.

Using a range of qualitative and quantitative methods, I study the relationship between management practice, organizational structure, and performance in public agencies, including international aid organizations. I also study institutional change and stability. I primarily focus on organizational goals and institutions related to environmental protection and climate change mitigation/adaptation.

My current research focuses on the relationship between organizational structure and performance in a Brazilian federal environmental agency, institutional rigidity in the same, drivers of change in global forestry regulations, and personnel management practice in international aid organizations. Recently completed 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/research analyst for the World Bank Environment Practice, World Bank Independent Evaluation Group, 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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