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United States
Stanford University
environmental politics, air pollution, climate change, remote sensing, machine learning, public policy, China
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About Me
I am a fifth-year (2017-18) Ph.D. student in political science at Stanford University.  I seek to integrate relevant techniques from environmental engineering, earth systems, computer science, and statistics to better understand the big and small questions in the social sciences, especially in the realm of environment and energy.  My works have appeared in Journal of Cleaner Production and have won awards from American Political Science Association and Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.
My primary research interests fall into three realms: 1) environmental & energy politics and policy, 2) Chinese politics, and 3) interdisciplinary issues and methodologies.  In the field of environmental & energy politics and policy, I seek to understand the political determinants of environmental policy implementation, especially with respect to air pollution control; public policy analysis related to climate change; and environmental justice pertaining to race/ethnicity and socioeconomic status. My interests in Chinese politics span from local politics to China’s foreign relations with the United States. To study these issues, I apply remote sensing, machine learning, and statistical models, as well as pursue qualitative fieldwork. 
I am currently an affiliated researcher at the Bill Lane Center for the American West. My graduate research and studies have been very generously funded by the Department of Political Science, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford China Center, Stanford Center for International DevelopmentSchool of Humanities and Sciences, and Bill Lane Center for the American West at Stanford University, as well as by the Horowitz Foundation for Social Policy (featured in Stanford News).
I hold an M.S. in Civil & Environmental Engineering, with concentration in atmosphere and energy, from Stanford University. Prior to coming to Stanford, I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Swarthmore College with concentrations in political science and environmental studies in 2012. In 2010, while interning at the U.S.-China Energy Cooperation Program, I helped organize the first U.S.-China Energy Efficiency Forum and the first U.S.-China Renewable Energy Forum.
Recent Publications

Refereed Journal

Shao, Qinglong, and Shiran Shen“When Reduced Working Time Harms the Environment: A Panel Threshold Analysis for EU-15, 1970-2010.” Journal of Cleaner Production 147 (2017): 319 – 329.

Book Chapter

Zheng, Haixia, Ståle Navrud, and Shiran Shen.  “What Price for Ecosystem Services in China? Comparing Three Valuation Methods for Water Quality Improvement.” In Managerial Strategies and Solutions for Business Success in Asia, edited by Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos, 176-198. Hershey: IGI Global, 2017.

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