Shashwat Kumar is a PhD candidate at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), under the supervision of Prof. Jacint Jordana. He completed his Bachelors in Commerce from University of Pune and Masters in Regulatory Governance from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. As a part of coursework, Shashwat has completed his Masters Thesis on “Renegotiation of Competitive Bids in Power Purchases in India: Problems of Bidding Design”. Shashwat also holds another Master’s degree in Public Administration from Indira Gandhi National Open University. After completing his masters, he has been working at a consultancy firm which provides services in the power sector to Electricity Regulatory Commissions and Power Utilities of India. Few of the important assignments on which he has worked are formulation of Tariff Regulations, Approval of Tariff for Power Utilities and Undertaking competitive bidding for power purchase.