Teevrat Garg is an Assistant Professor of Economics at the School  of Global Policy and Strategy at the University of California – San Diego. His research is at the intersection of environmental and development economics with an emphasis on the role of public policy and institutions in helping the poor cope with environmental changes from climate change to water and air pollution. In recent years, he has conducted research in India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nepal and Mozambique. He is a faculty affiliate of the Center for Global Effective Action (CEGA) and research affiliate at the Institute for Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn, Germany.

Prior to joining University of California – San Diego, Professor Garg was a postdoctoral fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He received a B.A. in Economics and a B.S. in Mathematics from Lafayette College in 2010, and a PhD. in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University in 2015.