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United States
Stanford University
environmental politics, air pollution, climate change, remote sensing, machine learning, China, public policy
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About Me
I am a fourth-year Ph.D. student in political science, concurrently working on an M.S. in environmental engineering, at Stanford University.  My primary research interests fall into three realms: 1) environmental politics and policy, 2) Chinese politics, and 3) methodologies and techniques. In the field of environmental 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. My work has appeared in the Journal of Cleaner Production.
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, the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and the Stanford China Center.
Prior to entering 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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