Stephen Comello is a Research Fellow at the Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance at Stanford University, and is a Research Associate at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Dr. Comello is currently working with Professor Stefan Reichelstein, studying the cost of reducing carbon emissions, the cost competitiveness of different energy sources and environmental risk pricing and policy.
Dr. Comello recently completed his PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering (with a PhD Minor in Management Science and Engineering) at Stanford University. His research developed a framework for evaluating firm-owned ecosystem services so that they may be represented within corporate financial statements. Given the interdisciplinarity of his work, his dissertation connected a number of domains, including: lifecycle assessment, biogeochemical and energy modeling, economics, financial accounting and decision analysis. Prior to his PhD work, Dr. Comello held positions in project management and infrastructure project development in Canada.