Medio Ambiente y Energía

Acceso confiable a energías baratas puede incrementar ingresos, mejorar la salud y, en general, mejorar el bienestar de las personas. Sin embargo, la mala calidad del medio ambiente – normalmente como resultado de la producción energética – amenaza el bienestar de generaciones actuales y futuras. Muchas políticas de energía y de medio ambiente son seleccionadas sin calcular sus costos y beneficios, ya que no existe información de confianza sobre el impacto causal de estas políticas. La Iniciativa Ambiental y de Energía de J-PAL busca realizar evaluaciones aleatorias que identifiquen soluciones con alta ración de costo-efectividad para los desafíos ambientales y energéticos que enfrentan los países en desarrollo. Los afiliados de J-PAL ya están investigando cómo mejorar la regulación de contaminantes, los efectos de estufas limpias en la salud y el medio ambiente y los pagos condicionales por la conservación de bosques.
Improving third-party pollution audits in Gujarat
Evidence to Policy

Strengthening third-party audits to reduce pollution

Evidence from a randomized evaluation informed the scale-up of a pollution audit policy in Gujarat, India.

Seema Jayachandran discussing her research
News

Cash for Carbon: Paying People to Conserve Trees Works, Study Finds

In this article and video, J-PAL affiliate Seema Jayachandran discusses her randomized evaluation of a payments for ecosystems program in Uganda.

Electricity meters track residential energy use. Photo: Shutterstock.com
Policy Insight

Reducing energy and water use through information and social comparisons

Providing people with information about their energy or water use compared to their neighbors and tips about how to conserve consistently reduced consumption by small amounts in many contexts.

Evaluation

Community Based Rangeland Management in Namibia

In parts of southern Africa, environmental pressure on the land from over-grazing has contributed to land and water shortages and made communities more vulnerable to drought. 

Person

Meredith Fowlie

Meredith Fowlie is an Associate Professor in the Agricultural and Resource Economics Department at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research focuses on the intersection of industrial organization, energy markets, and environmental economics.

Sector Chairs

Co-Chair, Environment, Energy, & Climate Change

Milton Friedman Professor of Economics

University of Chicago

Kelsey Jack

Co-Chair, Environment, Energy, & Climate Change

Associate Professor

University of California Santa Barbara

Sector Contacts

Policy Associate, J-PAL Global

Associate Director of Policy, J-PAL Global