Environnement & Énergie

Le secteur Environnement & Énergie de J-PAL mesure les effets concrets de politiques relatives à l’énergie et à l’environnement, et touchant plus particulièrement l’accès à l’énergie, la réduction de la pollution ainsi que l’atténuation et l’adaptation au changement climatique. 


Envirodevonomics: A Research Agenda for a Young Field

Why is environmental quality so poor in developing countries despite its high health and economic costs? J-PAL affiliates Michael Greenstone and Kelsey Jack propose four explanations and lay out a...

Installing power lines in Kenyan village


Catherine Wolfram

Catherine Wolfram is the Cora Jane Flood Professor of Business Administration at the Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.

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The Demand for and Costs of Rural Electrification in Kenya

Over the past century, rural electrification has served as a key benchmark for economic development and social progress. Researchers conducted a randomized evaluation to measure the impact of...

A sloping landscape in western Uganda


Testing the Effectiveness of Payments for Ecosystem Services to Enhance Conservation in Productive Landscapes in Uganda

Can conditional payments incentivize landowners to protect their private forest land in Western Uganda?


Gujarat adopts reforms after impact study shows they reduce pollution

Environmental authorities in the Indian state of Gujarat reform their auditing system after collaborating with J-PAL affiliates on a large-scale study that showed more accurate audit reports and...


Truth-Telling in Third-Party Audits

Changing the market for environmental audits to incentivize accurate reporting in Gujarat, India made auditors more likely to report the truth about industrial plants’ pollution levels. In response,...


Up in Smoke

In Odisha, India improved cooking stoves did not reduce smoke exposure, improve health, or reduce fuel usage of recipients because they were not used regularly and recipients did not invest to...

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