Hello and welcome to my website! I am currently a Gerald R. Ford Fellow and a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Political Science at the University of Michigan. I research American political institutions with a focus on political and policymaking processes at the U.S. state level. In my dissertation, I draw upon an original dataset on renewable energy regulation to evaluate how legislators and public utilities agencies approach the decision to create innovative policy versus adopt existing policy. I have a methodological interest in using geographic/GIS and spatial econometric techniques to analyze the decisions of policymakers in the U.S. states.

Please feel free to explore the website for descriptions of my dissertation and research in progress, my CV,  and descriptions (including replication data) of published work. You can contact me at cparinan@umich.edu. Thanks for visiting!

Srinivas "Chinnu" Parinandi