Faraz Farhidi is a visiting assistant professor in the economics department at Georgia State University. His research interests include environmental and energy economics, political economy and applied game theory. His current study focuses on renewable to nonrenewable energy consumption impacts on environmental and societal externalities. His works have been published in pioneer energy journals such as Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review, Energy Policy and Energy and Buildings. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering from Amir Kabir University, followed by a Master of Arts in Economics from Isfahan University. He attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, to study a Ph.D. in water resource engineering. Switching back to Economics, he received a Ph.D. in 2018 from Georgia State University.