Rajat Kochhar is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Energy & Environment Lab working on projects that shed light on the factors that incentivize adaptation to climate shocks. He also uses field experiments to examine the role of behavioral interventions in promoting resource conservation. Rajat graduated from the University of Southern California with a PhD in economics. His job market paper studied how institution-led distortions in market competition in the agricultural sector can impede farmer adaptation. Prior to getting his PhD, Rajat studied economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and worked as a research assistant at the National Institute of Public Finance and Policy in New Delhi. Though an avid hiker, Chicago's relatively flat geography means he spends his free time learning Mandarin, playing with his two cats, and reading non-fiction. He also claims to be a good cook.