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. 

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. See all evaluations in the Environment & Energy sector.


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.


Are Consumers Poorly-Informed about Fuel Economy? Evidence from Two Experiments

Consumers often lack information about fuel economy when purchasing vehicles. Researchers provided fuel economy information to potential car buyers in both dealership and online settings to measure...

White building with Rural Electrification Authority logo painted


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...


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...

Sector Contacts

Michael Greenstone


(773) 702-8250

Claire Walsh

Senior Policy Manager

(617) 324-4076

Rebecca Toole

Senior Policy Associate

(617) 324-1641

Sector Chairs

Kelsey Jack