Juergen Braunstein is a fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School, where he works on the Geopolitics of Energy Project. His research focuses on the drivers as well as consequences of the green energy ‘revolution’ for the global energy composition and its implications for existing and future interstate relations. Braunstein is the author of Capital Choices: Sectoral Politics and the Variation of Sovereign Wealth (forthcoming 2nd ed updated for a post Covid-19 world), many peer-reviewed publications, and numerous articles in media outlets, such as the Financial Times, Forbes, Project Syndicate, and VoxEU. Previously, Braunstein coordinated the New Climate Economy (NCE) Finance Workstream at LSE Cities under the leadership of Nicholas Stern and Felipe Calderón. He was a member of the T20 task force on Investment, Social Cohesion and the State in 2020.
Braunstein was a postdoctoral researcher at the Harvard Kennedy School. He holds a Ph.D. in comparative political economy from the London School of Economics (LSE), a Master of Research in Political Science from the LSE, and a B.A. from the University of Vienna.