Research

Publications

Building the supply of demand: Experiments in mini-grid demand stimulation. Development Engineering 6 (2021): 100058. (with June Lukuyu, Krishnapriya Perumbillissery, Jay Taneja, and Nathan Williams)
Blog coverage: Brookings Institution

Is energy the golden thread? A systematic review of the impacts of modern and traditional energy use in low- and middle-income countries. Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews 135 (2021): 100406. (with F Usmani, M Jeuland, Y Li, S Pattanayak, R Bluffstone, C Chávez, H Girardeau, S Hassen, P Jagger, M Jaime, M Karumba, G Köhlin, L Lenz, E Litzow, L Masatsugu, M A Naranjo, J Peters, P Qin, R Ruhinduka, M Serrano-Medrano, M Sievert, E Sills, and M Toman)

Who Lives on the Wrong Side of the Environmental Tracks? Evidence from the EPA’s Risk-Screening Environmental Indicators Model. Social Science Quarterly 85, no. 2 (2004): 441-462. (with Michael Ash)

Variation in Organic Standards Prior to the National Organic Program. American Journal of Alternative Agriculture 17, no. 2 (2002): 55-74. (with Julie A. Caswell)

Working Papers

Fracking, farmers, and rural electrification in India (with Faraz Usmani). Under review.
Blog coverage: World Bank, International Growth Centre, Energy Institute at Haas

Learning by Viewing? Social Learning, Regulatory Disclosure, and Firm Productivity in Shale Gas (with Andrew Steck, Christopher Timmins, and Doug Wrenn). Under review.
Featured in the NBER Monthly Digest

Energy Transitions and Technology Change: “Leapfrogging” Reconsidered. Revise and resubmit at Resource and Energy Economics.

Fracking, Toxics, and Disclosure

Averting Expenditures and Desirable Goods: Consumer Demand for Bottled Water in the Presence of Fracking (with Justin Kirkpatrick)

Selected Work in Progress

Impacts of Electricity Reliability on Air Pollution and Women’s Welfare in Rural India (with Marc Jeuland, Eswaran Somanathan, Mike Bergin, Eshita Gupta, and Subhrendu Pattanayak)

Patterns and Impacts of Energy Access in Uganda Health Clinics (with Tony Fuller)