Jennifer Baka


Dr Jennifer Baka



Jenn has over a decade of work and research experience in energy policy. She joined LSE from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where she recently completed her PhD and a one-year post doc.

For her PhD, Jenn critically examined the concept of ‘wastelands’ as it relates to India’s biofuel programme through an interdisciplinary industrial and political ecology framework.

Prior to Yale, she earned an MPP in Public Policy from UC Berkeley, where she researched the trade impacts of biofuel production.

Prior to graduate school, she worked as an economic consultant in Washington, DC, examining the impacts of electricity market deregulation in the US.

Research interests

  • Energy policy (biofuels, renewable energy, fracking);
  • Environmental policy;
  • Land use policy;
  • India;
  • Industrial ecology;
  • Political ecology.


Grantham Workshop 13 Nov 2013

Wasteland energy-scapes: A comparative energy flow analysis of India’s biofuel and biomass economies

This seminar is part of the Grantham Workshop series Speaker: Jennifer Baka Download Seminar paper

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