WinEED Seminar Series- P.P Krishnapriya & Luciane Lenz

This month, WinEED teamed with the Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative (SETI) to showcase research on the intersection of gender and energy. Dr. Krishnapriya Perumbillissery will present her…

Date: Tuesday 29 September — Wednesday 30 September, 2020

What Could Explain Low Uptake of Rural Electricity Programs in Africa? Empirical Evidence from Rural Tanzania

Submitted by Petra Hansson on 9 September 2020

Despite the great strides by the government of Tanzania in bolstering access to electricity in rural areas under its Rural Energy Agency (REA), rural connection rates have remained low. A substantial fraction of households residing “under the grid” remains unconnected despite the considerable state subsidy of this program. This study investigates the reasons for low uptake of seemingly highly subsidized, productive and modern energy. Using both bivariate and multivariate logit, we find that the distance between the household and the nearest electric pole matters.


The Effect of Information and Subsidy on Adoption of Solar Lanterns:An Application of the BDM Bidding Mechanism in Rural Ethiopia 20-27

Submitted by Eugenia Leon on 28 August 2020

Renewable energy sources such as solar are an alternative to provide clean lighting for many rural households in developing countries. However, transition to these lighting sources has been slow.

Energy, Policy Design

The impact of rural electrification and institutional quality on agricultural output : a case of Sub-Saharan Africa

Submitted by Stephanie Scott on 13 August 2020
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Agriculture is the means of livelihood for most rural communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. In order for small-scale farmers to meet the basic needs of their families and semi-large-scale farming for trading purposes, rural farmers seek to expand their output. To this end, the kind of input employed in the crop production process is very important. In terms of labour, most rural farmers employ their children or other family members and or members of the community where they use traditional farming tools. The use of energy and for that matter, electricity is very little.

Agriculture, Energy

Degree of Financialisation and Energy Efficiency in sub-Sahara Africa: Do Institutions matter? [forthcoming in Financial Innovation, Springer]

Submitted by Stephanie Scott on 13 August 2020

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 7 emphasizes the need for economies around the world to double their efforts in energy efficiency improvements. This is because improvements in energy efficiency can trigger economic growth and is considered as one of the ‘green’ growth strategies due to its carbon free content. To this end, some empirical studies have investigated the nexus between economic growth and energy efficiency, but the effects of the latter on financial indicators have not been sufficiently studied in the literature, at least in developing economies like Africa.


Dynamics of Connectedness in Clean Energy Stocks

Submitted by César Salazar on 30 July 2020
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This paper examines the dynamics of connectedness among the realized volatility indices of 16 clean energy stocks belonging to the SPGCE and the implied volatility indices of two important stock markets—the S&P 500 and the STOXX50—and two commodities markets—the crude oil and gold markets. The empirical results show a unidirectional connectedness from the implied volatility indices to the clean energy stocks. Our analysis further reveals similar volatility connectedness behaviors among companies in the same energy production subsector.

Climate Change, Energy