Paasha Mahdavi

Assistant Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University

Paasha Mahdavi is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and the Director of the M.S. in Data Science for Public Policy program at Georgetown University. He is currently writing a book on the relationship between petroleum and governance as mediated by oil-related institutions. Selected other projects include: determinants and consequences of gasoline subsidies around the world; political impacts of oil-to-cash transfers in Alaska; statistical network analysis of oil elites in Nigeria; and transnational prosecutions of oil-related corruption. Dr. Mahdavi holds an M.S. in statistics and a Ph.D. in political science from UCLA.