Research

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Working papers  

“Grid and Off-grid in Nepal: Electricity Services and Enterprise Development” (with Hope Thompson)

“Price Perception and Electricity Demand with Nonlinear Tariffs” (with Shaun McRae)

“Energy Efficiency and Electricity Reliability” (with Eliana Carranza) Sept 2018   Revise and Resubmit, Review of Economics and Statistics 

Examples of on-going research 

“Energy Efficiency in the Developing World” (with Meredith Fowlie)

“Reducing Roof-top Solar Power Supply Delivery Costs in India” (with Meera Mahadevan)

“Breaking the Trap: Smart Meters, Electricity Utility Cost Recovery, and Service Quality in the Kyrgyz Republic” (with Ruslan Isaev and Arstan Omuraliev)

“Cleaning Up the Rust Belt: Housing Market Impacts of Removing Legacy Pollutants” (with Alecia Cassidy and Michael Moore)

Published and forthcoming papers

“Waste Not:  Can Biogas Deliver Sustainable Development?” (with Kate Sims and Hope Thompson)  Environmental and Resource Economics. forthcoming.  Online early version.  Nov 2016 version

“Property Rights and Drinking Water Access: Evidence from Land a Titling Program in Rural Peru”  Dec 2016 version  World Development.  2018

“Water Works: The Economic Impact of Water Infrastructure.” Sept 2015 versionJournal of Human Resources. 2017,  52:4.

Is Water Security Necessary? An Empirical Analysis of the Effects of Climate Hazards on National Level Economic Growth” (with C.Brown and Y.B. Ghile).  Special Issue on Water Security of Philosophical Transactions A. 2013, 371(2002).

“Willingness to Pay for Cleaner Water in Less Developed Countries: Systematic Review of Experimental Evidence” (with J.G. Hombrados, M. Kremer, E. Miguel, C. Null and A. P. Zwane) International Initiative for Impact Evaluation Systematic Review 006, May 2012

“Hydroclimatic risk to economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa” (with C. Brown, K. Hunu, and W. Yu).  Climatic Change, 2011, 106(4): 621-647.

Permanent working papers

“Culture and the Persistence of Gender Roles: Evidence through Natural Experiments in Central Asia”