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Sustainable Energy Transitions

  • Junior Research Fellow

Litzow, Erin

Erin Litzow is a PhD student at the University of British Columbia's Vancouver School of Economics.

  • International Research Associate

Grieshop, Andrew

Andy Grieshop is an environmental engineer in the Department of Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering at NC State University, where he directs the Grieshop Atmosphere and Environment La

  • International Research Associate

Serrano-Medrano, Montserrat

Montserrat Serrano-Medrano is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre of Research in Environmental Geography (CIGA) at the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Toman, Michael A.

Michael A Toman (Mike) is a Lead Economist in the Development Research Group at the World Bank, and Manager of the Environment and Energy and Agricultural and Rural Development Teams. In the l

  • Research Fellow

Sievert, Maximiliane

Maximiliane Sievert has several years of experience in the evaluation of development interventions in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

  • Junior Research Fellow

Lenz, Luciane

Luciane Lenz is PhD candidate in Economics at the University of Passau and a researcher in the “Climate Change in Developing Countries” research unit at RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Researc

  • International Research Associate

Masera, Omar

Dr. Omar Masera has a bachelor in Physics from the National University of Mexico and a Master and PhD in Energy and Resources from UC, Berkeley.

  • Research Fellow

Fetter, Robert

Rob Fetter is a senior policy associate at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. He is helping to develop the Energy Access Project.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Jeuland, Marc

Marc Jeuland is an Associate Professor with a joint appointment in the Sanford School of Public Policy and the Duke Global Health Institute at Duke University.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Dickinson, Katherine

Dr. Katherine (Katie) Dickinson is an Assistant Professor in the Colorado School of Public Health’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the University of Colorado.

  • International Research Associate

Patiño-Echeverri, Dalia

Dalia Patiño-Echeverri is the Gendell Associate Professor of Energy Systems and Public Policy at the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University where she explores, assesses, and proposes

  • Research Fellow

Meeks, Robyn

Robyn Meeks is an Assistant Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and a faculty affiliate of the Duke University Energy Initiative and the Duke Center for Internationa

  • Junior Research Fellow

Usmani, Faraz

Faraz Usmani is a PhD candidate in environmental economics at Duke University, with research interests at the intersection of environmental, energy, and development economics. Faraz holds a B.A.

  • Research Fellow

Krishnapriya, P.P.

P.P. Krishnapriya is a Research Scientist at the Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Somanathan, Rohini

Rohini Somanathan is a professor of Economics at the Delhi School of Economics. She received her PhD in 1996 from Boston University and held faculty positions at Emory University, the University of Michigan and the Indian Statistical Institute before joining the Delhi School of Economics in 2005. Her research focuses on how social institutions interact with public policies to shape patterns of economic and social inequality.  She is particularly interested in exploring the intellectual and ideological environment within which state policy is created and justified. Within the broad area of development economics, she has worked on group identity and public goods, access to microfinance, child nutrition programs and environmental health.  As part of her professional and other activities, she is on the Executive Committee of the International Economic Association, on the governing body of the Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research and a trustee of the NGO SRIJAN. She has also been part of the annual consultations on the Budget in the Ministry of Finance in India.   Webpage: Click here

  • Junior Research Fellow

Cardenas, Helena

Helena Cardenas is currently enrolled in the Ph.D. program at the Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with specialization on Economic Development.

  • Research Associate

Peters, Jörg

Jörg has been studying the economics of energy poverty for several years and has extensively worked on the impacts and adoption of improved cookstoves and electricity access.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Zhang, Xiaobing

Assistant Professor in Economics at the School of Economics, Renmin University.

  • International Research Associate

Pattanayak, Subhrendu K.

Subhrendu K. Pattanayak is a Professor of Public Policy, Environmental Economics and Global Health at Duke University.

  • International Research Associate

Sills, Erin

Erin is a professor of forest economics and coordinator of international programs in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources at North Carolina State University, and a research associ

  • Research Fellow

Ruhinduka, Remidius

Remidius Denis Ruhinduka is a EfD research fellow and a lecturer at the department of Economics, University of Dar es Salaam. His research work focuses on various aspects of development economics with special focus on the adoption and impact of Environmental friendly technology in developing countries.  With special interest on behavioral and experimental economics,

  • Junior Research Fellow

Karumba, Mary

Mary Karumba is a PhD student at the School of Economics, University of Cape Town. Her major interest is economics of renewable energy.

  • Program Director and Senior Research Fellow

Somanathan, Eswaran

Eswaran Somanathan is a professor in the Economics and Planning unit, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Delhi and the Program Director of the Centre for research on the Economics of Climate, Food, Energy and Environment (CECFEE). His research is in the economics of environment and development and microeconomic theory. He is the Editor of the journal Environment and Development Economics published by Cambridge University press and was a Co-ordinating Lead Author for Working Group III of the Fifth Assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He has recently joined as an Expert in the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) led National Task Force.  He received his PhD in economics from Harvard in 1995, and has taught at Princeton, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and Emory University. Webpage: Click here

  • Research Fellow

Meles, Tensay H.

Tensay Hadush is a Research Fellow at the Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC) based at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI).

  • Senior Research Fellow

Chávez Rebolledo, Carlos

Carlos Chávez is a Professor (Profesor Titular) in the Facultad de Economía y Negocios at Universidad de Talca, Chile.

  • Research Fellow

Hassen, Sied

Sied Hassen is post-doctoral researcher at Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC), the Ethiopian Development Research Institute from September 1, 2015.

  • Research Fellow

Gebreegziabher, Zenebe

Zenebe Gebreegziabher is a Research Fellow at the Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC) at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI).

  • Research Fellow

Damte Beyene, Abebe

Abebe Damte is a research fellow at the Environment and Climate Research Center (ECRC) based at the Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI).

  • Senior Research Fellow and EfD Research Director

Alem, Yonas

Yonas Alem is currently a research fellow at the Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg, where he received his PhD in Economics.

  • Deputy Center Director and Senior Research Fellow

Jaime Torres, Marcela

Marcela Jaime is an assistant professor in the School of Management and Business (Escuela de Administración y Negocios (EAN)) at the University of Concepcion. She obta

  • Center Deputy Director & Senior Research fellow

Qin, Ping

Ping Qin is Deputy Director of EEPC.

  • Research Associate

Mutua, John

John M. Mutua is currently working with the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) of Kenya as a Senior Manager, Economic Regulation.

  • Research Associate

Bluffstone, Randall

Randall Bluffstone is Professor of economics at Portland State University.

  • Senior Research Fellow

Mekonnen, Alemu

Alemu Mekonnen is an Associate Professor of economics at the School of Economics of Addis Ababa University.

  • International Research Associate

Naranjo, Maria Angelica

Maria A. Naranjo is Research Fellow for the Environment and Development Center for Central America. She is currently finishing her PhD.

  • EfD Director and Senior Research Fellow

Köhlin, Gunnar

Gunnar Köhlin is an associate professor at the Environmental Economics Unit, Department of Economics, University of Gothenburg. As co-founder of the EEU he has now spent 20 years working with applications of environmental economics in developing countries. He is currently director of the Environment for Development initiative.

2018-06-19

Studying fuel choices for residential heating and cooking in urban areas of central-southern Chile: the role of preferences, income, prices, and the availability of energy sources and technology

Air pollution in urban areas is one of the major environmental problems in Chile. In particular, an important number of cities in central and southern Chile exhibit high levels of respirable suspended particulate matter, which are mainly due to emissions from household’s burning of wood for heating and cooking.

2018-04-29

    Energy and Development: A Systematic Review

    Energy has been called the “golden thread” connecting economic growth, social equity, and environmental sustainability—but what do we know about the drivers and impacts of energy transitions in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs)? To answer this question, the Sustainable Energy Tr

    2017-12-01

      Off-grid in Nepal: Heterogeneity in Electricity Services and Enterprise Development

      Policymakers promote both large-scale grid expansion and small-scale off-grid renewables alike as a methods of attaining electrification in developing countries. Yet the electricity services provided by these sources often differ; the grid provides unreliable electricity services, whereas off-grid sources provide reliable albeit low quantities of service.

      2017-12-01

        Waste Not: Can Biogas Deliver Sustainable Development?

        Household biogas systems are a renewable energy technology with the potential to provide sustainable development benefits by reducing pressure on forest stocks and by shifting household time budgets towards higher value activities or long-term investments in human capital.

        2017-12-01

          Incentives for increased use of clean cookstoves (Cambodia)

          We have conducted pilot experiments that aim to incentivize use of clean stoves in 4 rural Cambodian villages to better 1) understand their potential for inducing behavior change; 2) assess their feasibility; and 3) discern whether larger-scale testing in a future experimental study is warranted.

          2017-12-01

            Prices, Peers, and Perceptions (P3)

            The P3 project was launched in 2015 through a collaboration among Colorado University, the NHRC, and North Carolina State University. The central aim of the P3 project is to study factors influencing adoption of improved cookstoves in Northern Ghana. Specifically, we look at how economic incentives, social learning, and subjective beliefs interact to influence technology adoption dynamics.

            2017-12-01

              The impact of pecuniary and non-pecuniary policy instruments on the adoption of renewable energy sources in rural Ethiopia

              Renewable energy sources such as solar are alternative clean lighting sources for many rural households in developing countries. However, transition to these lighting sources is slow and policymakers are faced with the need to design and implement cost-effective policy instruments to promote the uptake and usage of such renewable energy sources. Non-pecuniary (e.g.

              2017-12-01

              Fuel choices for residential heating and cooking in urban areas of central-southern Chile: the role of income, prices, households’ preferences and the availability of energy sources and technology

              This project aims at analyzing the determinants of the choice of fuel and the intensity of fuel use for residential heating and cooking in Central and Southern Chile. Because households’ energy production technologies include a variety of fuels, we first investigate households’ choices regarding the use of a particular fuel as their main energy source.

              2017-12-01

              Chinese Residential Energy Consumption Survey (CRECS)

              The aim of this project is to understand the characteristics and the driving factors of Chinese residential energy consumption. The data are collected by annual surveys from 2014 through 2016.  The information covered includes: household characteristics, types of household energy, household energy use and expenditure.

              2017-12-01

              Shifting Households in China from Black Energy to Greener Energy

              As the largest coal consumer in the world, China is bothered by severe air pollutants emitted from coal combustion. Along with the regulation of industrial emission, emission from household coal use outstands in the contribution to air pollution. Policies addressing household coal use are issued, but their effects on coal use and social welfare are not clear yet.

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