Ida Dokk Smith
Ida is a Senior Research Fellow in the Research group on climate and energy. Her primary research interests are climate, energy and environmental politics. Particularly she has worked on topics related to domestic and international energy transitions; including policy tools to promote green technologies, just transition, and American climate and energy policy. She has done fieldwork in Tanzania, Uganda and the US on renewable energy development and natural resource management.
Ida holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Oslo and Master of International Affairs (MIA) from Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs.
2021 Phd in Political science, University of Oslo.
2012 Master of International Affairs (MIA) (Concentration energy policy), Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs
2006 Bachelor of Economics, University of Bergen
2021- Senior research Fellow, NUPI
2020 Research Fellow, The Fridtjof Nansen Institute
2012-2019 PhD Fellow, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo
2008-2010 Senior-Associate Management Consultant, PWC
Publications All publications
A functional approach to decentralization in the electricity sector: learning from community choice aggregation in CaliforniaPublication : Academic chapter | 2022
Decentralization of the electricity sector has mainly been studied in relation to its infrastructural aspect, particularly location and size of the g1
Publication : Academic chapter | 2020
In this chapter I examine the political process leading up to the ban on hydraulic fracturing in New York State. I identify the early phase ending wi1
Publication : Academic chapter | 2019
This chapter examines the rise of a community choice movement in California. Here local governments launch community choice aggregation programs, one1
How the process of transitions shapes the politics of decarbonization: Tracing policy feedback effects across phases of the energy transitionPublication : Academic chapter | 2020
Policy feedback has been applied as a theoretical concept in exploring the political dynamics of domestic energy transitions. However, theory-oriente1
Projects All projects
Research project | 2023 - 2027 (Ongoing)
How should the EU navigate the increasingly complex - and conflict-laden - institutional spaces of global governance to advance a rules-based international order? And what factors should be emphasized...
Events All events
EventMon 25 Sep 2023Time: 10:00 Europe/Oslo | Location: NUPI
NUPI has, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the pleasure of inviting you to a seminar with the Chief Economist and Vice President of the African Development Bank, Prof. Kevin Chika Urama.
Articles All articles
28 Feb 2022
‘The ambition of the group is to be a driver for NUPI research on climate and energy issues,’ says Indra Øverland, head of the new research group.
24 Jan 2022
How is the international climate regime evolving? What are the implications of climate policy and the transition to clean energy for international po1