Genia Kostka is a Professor of Governance of Energy and Infrastructure at the Hertie School of Governance. Her research and teaching interests are in energy governance, public policy and political economy, with a regional focus on China. Before coming to the Hertie School of Governance, she was an assistant professor at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management and, prior to that, a strategic management consultant for McKinsey & Company in Berlin. She has a PhD in Development Studies from the University of Oxford, an MA with specialisations in International Economics and International Development from SAIS Johns Hopkins University and a BSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics. Her work has appeared in Comparative Political Studies, Regulation and Governance, Business & Politics, Energy Policy, Applied Energy, Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning, Journal of Cleaner Production, The China Quarterly, The China Journal, Modern China, and Journal of Contemporary Chinese Studies. In addition to her academic writing, she regularly consults for international organisations, such as the Asian Development Bank, AusAID, GIZ, Oxfam and the World Bank.