We have now published a discussion paper on offgrid lighting in Africa, where we outline the largely unnoticed transition from kerosene to LED lamps powered by dry-cell battery lamps. In further recent discussion papers, we discuss the evidence of impacts of electrification with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa (where we also rely on a recent study conducted in Rwanda) and assess the link between rural electrification and domestic violence.
We will present some of our latest research at the IAEE International Energy Conference in New York City, June 15 – 18, and at the World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economists in Instanbul, June 28 – July 2, 2014.
This blog is meant to irregularly post news on our projects and research, on job opportunities and upcoming events as well as on contributions to discussions on development policy issues.
With its first standalone project, ecol started operations in January 2014!