Araz Taeihagh

Araz Taeihagh is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Chair of PhD Programme in Public Policy at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Principal Investigator at the Centre for Trusted Internet and Community (CTIC) and NUS Cities of the National University of Singapore (NUS), and a Visiting Associate Professor at the Dynamics of Inclusive Prosperity Initiative at Erasmus University Rotterdam. 

Taeihagh is member of the editorial boards of Technological Forecasting and Social Change, Transport Reviews, Policy and Society, Journal of Economic Policy Reform, and AIMS Energy, among others and is an elected member of the college of IPPA and Comparative Public Policy Research Committee (RC30) of IPSA. Taeihagh has conducted more than 183 verfied peer reviews for more than 50 journals and has 318 Verified editor records.

In 2021 and 2022 Taeihagh was ranked in the top 2% of scientists worldwide for citation impact in 2020 and 2021 in areas of Energy and Political Science. In 2021-2022 his works published in Regulation and Governance and Policy and Internet journals were recognised as the top cited publications for the period in their respective journals. Taeihagh is the winner of the best paper of the year award from Transport Reviews in 2020 for governing autonomous vehicles. On the 50th anniversary of the earth day, Elsevier selected his paper on the study of four decades of evolution of policy mix for sustainable energy transition in China published in Applied Energy as one of 50 foundations and future of energy research papers on the earth day in April 2020. He received the Research Excellence Award from LKYSPP in 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022, and is the recipient of the LKYSPP writing fellowship 2022 and NUS HSS faculty research fellowship 2023. 

Taeihagh earned his D.Phil. researching "A novel approach for the development of policies for socio-technical systems" at University of Oxford, UK. 


Taeihagh attended University of Oxford (D.Phil. Matriculated in 2007 - Supervisor Prof Banares-Alcantara) and passed his Viva in December 2011 under Prof. Venkat Venkatasubramanian (Columbia University - Samuel Ruben-Peter G. Viele Professor) and Prof. Ian Thompson (University of Oxford) and received his D.Phil. Certificate in March 2012.

From July 2012 to October 2014, he did his postdoctoral studies at the City Futures Research Centre (based in Faculty of Built Environment) at the University of New South Wales working with Profs Michael Neuman and Bill Randolph. From July 2015 to December 2017, he was on the faculty of the School of the Social Sciences at the Singapore Management University as an Assistant Professor of Public Policy. 

From January 2018, he is on the faculty of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore as an Assistant Professor of Public Policy.

Aside from academic studies, Taeihagh has more than two decades of consulting and advisory experiences, which include fortune top 10 and top 100 companies, government ministries, and multilaterals in energy, environmental, transportation and technology domains.

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