Environment, Energy, & Climate Change
In addition to supporting policymakers in applying evidence from randomized evaluations to their work, sector chairs and staff write policy insights that synthesize general lessons emerging from the research and condense results from evaluations in policy publications and evaluation summaries.
Evidence from a randomized evaluation informed the scale-up of a pollution audit policy in Gujarat, India.
In the news
In this article and video, J-PAL affiliate Seema Jayachandran discusses her randomized evaluation of a payments for ecosystems program in Uganda.
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.
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.
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.