Dr. Kyla Tienhaara is a research fellow at the RegNet School of Regulation and Global Governance, Australian National University.
Dr. Tienhaara’s main area of interest is the intersection between environmental governance and the global economic system. Her PhD thesis examined investor-state disputes concerning environmental regulation that were brought to international arbitration under bilateral and regional investment agreements. This research was published in 'The Expropriation of Environmental Governance: Protecting Foreign Investors at the Expense of Public Policy' (Cambridge University Press, 2009).
At present Dr. Tienhaara is working on a three year research project on 'Building a green economy? The politics of green infrastructure stimulus in the wake of the global financial crisis' funded by an Australian Research Council Discovery Early Career Researcher Award.