Metropolitan Policy Program

Devashree Saha
Senior Policy Associate & Associate Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program

Devashree Saha is a senior policy associate and associate fellow at the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program. Her research primarily focuses on the intersection of clean energy and economic development policy, including the transition to a clean energy economy. Prior to joining Brookings, Saha worked at the National Governors Association, where her work spanned clean energy, transportation, and land use planning issues. She holds a Ph.D. in public policy from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s in political science from Purdue University.


  • Permanent trust funds: Funding economic change with fracking revenues
  • FDI in Detroit: An analysis of jobs in foreign-owned establishments
  • FDI in U.S. Metro Areas: The Geography of Jobs in Foreign-Owned Establishments
  • Clean Energy Finance Through the Bond Market: A New Option for Progress
  • Launch! Taking Colorado’s Space Economy to the Next Level
  • Cut to Invest: Create a Nationwide Network of Advanced Industries Innovation Hubs
  • Strengthen Federalism: Enact Legislation Supporting Residential Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing (PACE)
  • State Clean Energy Finance Banks: New Investment Facilities for Clean Energy Deployment 
  • Leveraging State Clean Energy Funds for Economic Development 
  • Sizing the Clean Economy: A National and Regional Green Jobs Assessment