Council on Energy, Environment and Water Integrated | International | Independent
Aravind Harikumar

Aravind Harikumar

Programme Associate

At The Council, Aravind creates evidence to inform policies for sustainable mobility. Presently, he studies behavioural biases and conducts nudge experiments to develop scalable solutions for accelerating EV adoption. He is also exploring policy strategies to improve gender inclusion in India’s EV transition. Additionally, he studies the use of incentives, taxation, and other economic instruments for sustainable mobility.

Aravind has more than six years of experience in policy research. Prior to joining The Council, he worked as a sustainable mobility researcher at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). He has also worked in rural Karnataka as a part of Government of India’s mission to change the social behaviour of open defecation. In his Master’s thesis, Aravind presented an evolutionary game theory model to theoretically assess the social dynamics of travel behaviour.

Aravind holds a Master’s degree in economics from TERI School of Advanced Studies and a Bachelor’s degree from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai.

  • 4Marathons run
  • 5Languages spoken
  • 6States lived in