Rushil Zutshi

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Assistant Policy Researcher; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Santa Monica Office

Education

M.S. in energy science, technology and policy, Carnegie Mellon University; B.Tech. in electrical and electronics engineering, VIT University, India

Overview

Rushil Zutshi is a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy researcher at RAND. His research interests include electric vehicles, labor markets, development policy and climate change and its effect on the developing world.

At RAND he has worked on multiple behavioral health interventions for the cessation of risky behaviors in vulnerable populations. He also has experience in development, energy economics, and quantitative research methodologies.

Prior to joining RAND, Zutshi worked as a research intern at the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy in India. There, his work comprised conducting feasibility studies and risk analysis studies for micro-grid installations in rural India. His other work includes gauging the techno-economic feasibility of a wirelessly charged electric bus system in Pittsburgh, PA.

Zutshi holds a B.Tech. in electrical and electronics engineering from VIT University, India, as well as an M.S. in energy science and policy from Carnegie Mellon University.