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Kira Matus

Assistant Professor
Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment


 Kira has been at the LSE since 2010, and a visiting fellow in the Sustainability Science Program at the Harvard Kennedy School since 2012.  From 2009-2010, she was a Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Green Chemistry and Engineering at Yale University (  She received her PhD in Public Policy from Harvard University in 2009.  During her PhD, Kira was a recipient the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Science to Achieve Results (STAR) Graduate Fellowship, and the Giorgio Ruffalo Doctoral Fellowship in the Sustainability Science Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.  She has an SM in Technology and Policy from MIT, where she was part of the Joint Program for the Science and Policy of Global Change (, and an ScB in Chemistry from Brown University.

Research Interest

  Sustainability science Sustainable production and consumption systems Innovation systems and policy Green chemistry and engineering Standards, certification and ecolabels Voluntary and private regulation Corporate sustainability Chemicals policy Regulation of emerging sustainability risks Role of science in policy Science and technology policy

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