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Working papers  

“Smart Meters and the Returns to Electricity Quality Improvements” (with Ruslan Isaev, Arstan Omuraliev, and Zhenxuan Wang). August 2020 Version 

“Cleaning Up the Rust Belt: Housing Market Impacts of Removing Legacy Pollutants” (with Alecia Cassidy and Michael Moore). SSRN version. September 2020 version 

“Rural Electrification and Manufacturing: Evidence from Nepal” (with Hope Thompson and Zhenxuan Wang)

“Price perception and electricity demand” (with Shaun McRae). 2016 version.


Published and accepted papers

“Rethinking Energy Efficiency in the Developing World” (with Meredith Fowlie). Feb 2020 version Accepted at Review of Environmental Economics and Policy. 

“Energy Efficiency and Electricity Reliability” (with Eliana Carranza). Nov 2019 version. Forthcoming, Review of Economics and Statistics. 

“Waste Not:  Can Biogas Deliver Sustainable Development?” (with Kate Sims and Hope Thompson) 2019.  Environmental and Resource Economics, 72(3).  Nov 2016 version

“Property Rights and Drinking Water Access: Evidence from Land a Titling Program in Rural Peru.” 2018World Development, 102: 345-357.  Dec 2016 version    

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

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). 2011. Climatic Change, 106(4): 621-647.


Examples of on-going research 

“Smart Meters, Infrastructure Improvements, and Institutional Innovations: Evidence from Pakistan and Kyrgyzstan on COVID and Power System Resilience”

“Reducing Roof-top Solar Power Supply Delivery Costs in India” 


Permanent working papers

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