Paper out in Science Advances

Our paper about the socioeconomic effects of basic energy access in rural India has been published with Science Advances. Based on a randomized controlled trial, we find that basic lighting reduces household’s kerosene use, but the effects on local development are small. The University of Glasgow issues a press release and The Economist picked up on the story.

Upcoming MPSA and EPSA conferences

I am excited to present my work at MPSA (April 6-9, 2017) and EPSA (June 22-24, 2017) as the next two upcoming conference events. I will be presenting revised versions of my work on firm compliance in European carbon markets (MPSA) and on country differences in multilateral agreements (EPSA). I will also present my co-authored paper (with Michael Aklin) on estimating direct, indirect, and total effects at both conferences. I look forward to seeing you and many good discussions!

EITM Europe 2017

I am pleased to announce that I will be joining this year’s EITM Europe Summer Institute faculty and will be teaching a course on “(Mixed) Methods in International Relations: Theory and Applications.” The summer school will take place at the Collegio Carlo Alberto in Turin from June 24 – July 8, 2017. The two week program offers four core courses on:

Barras Market of Social Sciences

As part of ESRC’s Festival of Social Sciences, I was part of a team of University of Glasgow scholars to showcase their research to the general public last weekend at the Barras Market in Glasgow’s east end. I had a “market stall” to tell people about emissions trading, what it is, how it works, and why it may be a good thing. Most surprising insights from the day were that: (i) many had heard about it, (ii) few knew how it works, (iii) many were surprised the policy is actually used (in Europe and the UK), and (iv) everyone felt prices are too low. Definitely an interesting experience!

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