Tarun is a researcher in the MCC working group Applied Sustainability Science (APSIS). His doctoral thesis focuses on the role of energy demand in the transition to a low carbon energy system. His wider research interests include renewable energy integration, electricity pricing, and interactions between energy and climate policy. Tarun received the Helmut-Schmidt-Scholarship from the DAAD to study Masters in Public Policy at the Hertie School. He also holds a Masters and Bachelors in economics from the University of Delhi. Tarun was a previously a policy practitioner. As a manager with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), he advised regulators, governments, and utilities in the design and implementation of electricity policy in South Asia.