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Kiran Chawla was awarded a Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship (SIGF), one of the greatest honors that Stanford gives to a doctoral student pursuing interdisciplinary research

Profile picture of PhD student, Kiran Chawla, in a black collared blazer with hair pulled back.

With the support of this fellowship, Kiran will be researching how an expanded notion of economic welfare that includes preferences for economic equity and fairness (intertemporal, intra-regional and inter-regional) can be incorporated into climate policy design to mitigate adverse distributional consequences of climate change. She will be integrating insights from economics, psychology, and law to understand how an interdisciplinary approach informed by these disciplines can improve our understanding of distribution-sensitive climate change policy responses.