Edmund Downie

STEP PhD Student
306 Robertson Hall

Edmund Downie is a 2nd-year PhD student in the Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy program at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. He studies political economy and macro energy-systems modeling in China and India, with an interest in how relations between central governments, local governments, and industry affect low-carbon transition trajectories. Before joining SPIA, he was a non-resident fellow at the Columbia University SIPA Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP) and a senior analyst in the energy and finance practice areas at Analysis Group in Boston. He has authored or co-authored peer-reviewed publications with CGEP and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) as well as the Made in China Journal. He has also written for Foreign Policy, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, chinadialogue, and The Diplomat and contributed to an edited volume from Oxford University Press.

Edmund was a Fulbright Scholar at Yunnan University in China (2017-18) and a Yale University Gordon Grand Fellow at the Center for Policy Research (Delhi) and the Center for Studies in International Relations and Development (Kolkata) (2014-15). He received an MPhil in International Relations at Nuffield College, Oxford as a Marshall Scholar (2017) and a B.A. in Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale University (2014).