Electric heating and the effects of temperature on household electricity consumption in South Africa
The Energy Journal. 2020. Vol 41, No. 4: 209-230
[IAEE] [Paper available here] [Executive summary]
Hardware, apps, and surveys at scale: Insights from measuring grid reliability in Accra, Ghana
N. Klugman, J. Adkins, S. Berkouwer, K. Abrokwah, I. Bobashev, P. Pannuto, M. Podolsky, A. Suseno, R. Thatte, C. Wolfram, J. Taneja, and P. Dutta. July 2019.
The second annual ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS '19 )
[Paper available here]
Credit and attention in the adoption of profitable energy efficient technologies in Kenya, with J. T. Dean
[Paper available here] [Online Appendix]
Chicago Booth Review - "Could easier credit speed the adoption of energy efficiency?" (Sep 2020)
VoxDev - "Can energy efficiency subsidies improve welfare in low-income countries? Evidence from Kenya says yes" (May 2020)
World Bank - "What causes under-adoption of profitable energy efficient technologies in Kenya?" (Nov 2019)
US Association for Energy Economics - Best student paper (Nov 2019)
Energy Institute at Haas Blog - "Closing the Energy Efficiency Gap for Low-Income Households" (Oct 2019)
International Growth Center - IGC Policy Brief (Aug 2019)
Cited as evidence for Giving Green Recommendations for philanthropic giving (Nov 2020)
Twitter - Video explainer, if you only have 2 minutes (Mar 2020)
The political economy and governance of rural electrification, with E. Hsu, O. Kim, E. Miguel, F. Vial, and C. Wolfram. Available upon request.
PBS NewsHour - Guest contributor, “Kenya races toward goal of electrifying every household”. NewsHour Weekend (May 2017)
Electricity subsidy programs in practice: Evidence from COVID-19 relief in Ghana, with P. Biscaye, S. Puller, and C. Wolfram. Available upon request.
Energy Institute at Haas Blog - "Subsidizing Electricity During a Pandemic: Lessons from Ghana" (July 2020)
Research in Progress
Resilience to economic shocks through continued electricity access in Kenya, with E. Hsu, O. Kim, K. Lee, E. Miguel, and C. Wolfram. Pre-registered with the AEA RCT Registry, ID: 5941.
Accountability in infrastructure construction: donor conditionality and political incentives, with E. Hsu, E. Miguel, and C. Wolfram. Registered in the AEA RCT Registry, ID 2389.
DFID Economic Development and Institutions - "Power for the people: How should governments develop electric grids?" (Nov 2019)
The economics of long-term grid reliability, with C.D. Wolfram and S. Puller. Registered in the 3ie RIDIE Registry, ID 928.
Energy Institute at Haas Blog - "Can Cell Phones Help Improve Electricity Reliability?" (Feb 2019)
The health consequences of reduced charcoal usage, with J.T. Dean