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DIVIDENDS OF CLIMATE CHANGE: AN EFFECTIVE WAY FORWARD?

March 21, 2016

Subhrendu Pattanayak gave a talk at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Stockholm, Sweden, on March 21. He discussed a report he co-authored on action that could potentially mitigate climate change and reduce poverty, published by the Expert Group for Aid Studies.


THE CONVENIENT TRUTH: INTERVENTIONS TO DELIVER ENERGY, HEALTH AND CLIMATE IMPACTS IN THE HIMALAYAS

March 3, 2016

Subhrendu Pattanayak presented a keynote address at Portland State University hosted by the Institute for Economics and the Environment on March 3, 2016.


DHEHI WINS A RESEARCH GRANT TO LAUNCH AN ANNUAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY TRANSITIONS

Duke Household Energy & Health Initiative  will be hosting the first Annual Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative (SETI) Conference from 25 -27 April 2016 at Duke University. Visit the SETI page for more details.


SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR ALL

December 14, 2015
Subhrendu Pattanayak presented research on sustainable energy access at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu, Nepal on December 14, 2015.


MIKE TOMAN VISITS DUKE: DISCUSSES POTENTIAL RESEARCH ON ENERGY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

November 30, 2015

DHEHI and Duke Energy Initiative hosted Mike Toman, Lead Economist on Climate Change at the World Bank  at Duke University on November 30. His talk was titled ‘Energy and Economic Development:  Review of Evidence and Potential Research Agenda.’


WHAT ARE THE IMPACTS OF IMPROVED COOKSTOVE USE AND ADOPTION IN THE HIMALAYAS? JEULAND AT APPAM ANNUAL MEETING IN MIAMI

November 10-12, 2015

Marc Jeuland chaired a panel on “Evaluating the Impacts of Solid Fuel Use on Air Pollution, Climate and Health in Developing Countries” at the 37th Fall Annual Research Conference hosted by the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM). Jeuland also presented evidence from the latest research paper, co-authored with Subhrendu Pattanayak and Jessica Lewis.


BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE ENERGY INITIATIVE

November 5, 2015

Subhrendu Pattanayak presented a research proposal on the Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative (SETI) at the Environment for Development Initiative (EfD), 9th Annual Meeting in Shanghai, China on November 5, 2015.


HOW HAVE INDONESIAN FOREST FIRES AFFECTED CHILDREN? NEW EVIDENCE FROM A LONGITUDINAL STUDY IN INDONESIA 

November 2 -3, 2015

The Center for research on the Economics of Climate, Food, Energy,and Environment (CECFEE) organized a two-day workshop from November 2 -3, 2015 at the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi. Subhrendu Pattanayak presented evidence from a longitudinal study in Indonesia on the effects of early-life exposure to air pollution in children.


GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT HEALTH & ENERGY STUDENT WORKING GROUP LAUNCHED

October, 2015

The Global Environmental Health & Energy Working Group brings together students working on global environmental health, energy access and energy poverty at Duke University. It aims to create a forum for students to share their own research and writing; to engage in a critical, interdisciplinary way with global health and energy challenges that, by their very nature, are not limited to any particular discipline; and to ignite a research and policy dialogue around an unfortunately understudied global issue.


NBER SUMMER INSTITUTE: HOUSEHOLD PREFERENCES DETERMINE ADOPTION BEHAVIOR OF IMPROVED COOKSTOVES

July 21-22, 2015
Marc Jeuland, Subhrendu Pattanayak and Jie Sheng Tan-Soo presented their research on how households have heterogeneous preferences and how this determines whether they adopt and use improved cookstoves. They presented evidence from their latest research paper at the National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts.


SUMMER SCHOOL IN SOUTH ASIA: DISCUSSING ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCE ECONOMICS

July 4-10, 2015
The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE) organized a Summer School in Environmental and Resource Economics from 4-10 July, 2015 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The workshop introduced economists to different themes in environment and development economics and to provide skills to teach and carry out research in this area. Subhrendu Pattanayak was one of the core faculty members at the workshop.


HOW DO HOUSEHOLD PREFERENCES DETERMINE ADOPTION OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IMPROVEMENTS? JEULAND AT EAERE ANNUAL MEETING IN HELSINKI

June 26, 2015

Marc Jeuland presented evidence from a cookstove promotion experiment at the annual conference of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (EAERE) in Helsinki, Finland. The results of the experiment show that households have heterogeneous preferences which determine whether they adopt improved cookstoves. The conference was held on June 26, 2015.


FUELING  ENVIRONMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT

June 1-3, 2015

Subhrendu Pattanayak presented a research proposal at a workshop on sustainable energy transitions in low and middle-income countries. The workshop was a collaboration between the Duke Household Energy & Health Initiative , Ethiopian Development Research Institute (EDRI), in collaboration with Environment for Development initiative (EfD).It was held in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia from June 1-3, 2015 .


PILOTING IMPROVED COOKSTOVES IN INDIA: PATTANAYAK AT USAID PANEL DISCUSSION IN LIMA

May 4, 2015
The USAID | TRAction Project sponsored a panel discussion on behavior change communication within the clean cooking sector in Lima, Peru, May 4, 2015. The panel discussion was part of the larger adoption workshop entitled ‘Beyond Distribution: Ensuring and Evaluating the Adoption of Clean Cooking and its Benefits’. Subhrendu Pattanayak presented evidence from a pilot study of distributing improved cookstoves among rural households in India. A video recording of the presentation can be found here.


HOUSEHOLD PREFERENCES AND ADOPTION OF COOKSTOVES: JEULAND AT AAG IN CHICAGO

April 24, 2015
Marc Jeuland presented evidence and results from a discrete choice experiment on improved cookstove promotion from the paper, ‘Preference Heterogeneity and Adoption of Environmental Health Improvements: Evidence from a Cookstove Promotion Experiment’. This presentation was a part of the session on ‘Green Kitchen: Critically assessing Domestic Energy Interventions for Climate and Development’ at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) held in Chicago, Illinois on April 24, 2015.


BEHAVIOR CHANGE FOR CLEAN COOKING: LEWIS AT USAID PANEL DISCUSSION IN WASHINGTON DC

April 21, 2015
The USAID Translating Research into Action Project (TRAction) held a panel discussion on April 21, 2015 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC to discuss behavior change strategies for clean cooking. The event highlighted lessons from a recently published special issue of the Journal of Health Communication, Advancing Communication and Behavior Change Strategies for Cleaner Cooking. Jessica Lewis presented evidence and results from a pilot study to distribute improved cookstoves in rural India.


FUELING ENVIRONMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT: PATTANAYAK AT EFD WORKSHOP IN CHILE

March 18-20, 2015
The EfD Chilean Center, Research Nucleus in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics at the University of Concepción, organized for the fourth time, a discussion workshop on the design of public policies on the use of natural and environmental resources. Subhrendu Pattanayak presented the keynote lecture on energy use and its impacts on household’s health. Pattanayak also presented evidence from the paper, ‘Fetal attractions? Impacts of early-life exposure to forest fires on long-term outcomes of Indonesian children.’ The workshop was held on March 18-20, 2015 in Termas de Catillo, Chile.


2014:

Jeuland, M.; J. Lewis; S. Pattanayak. “Demand for Cleaner Household Cooking Technologies: Experimental Evidence from Rural India.” APPAM Fall Meeting 2014. Albuquerque, NM, November 6-8, 2014.

Behavior Change Approaches for Clean Stove and Fuel Uptake Webinar.  Watch the Webinar with a panel presentation of our work by Marc Jeuland here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WH0uYZekUE&feature=youtu.be

Pattanayak, S. “Fueling environment for development: Lessons from energy studies in rural Asia.” Keynote Speech, EfD Eighth Annual Meeting 2014, Environment for Development (EfD) Initiative. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, October 23 -26, 2014.

Pattanayak, S. “Cooking up change in the Himalayas: Evidence from mixing quasi-experiments with an experiment on cookstove promotion.” Centre of Research in the Economics of Development (CRED), CRED Workshop, University of Namur. Brussels, Belgium, October 7, 2014.

Pattanayak, S. “Cooking up change in the Himalayas: Evidence from mixing quasi-experiments with an experiment on cookstove promotion.” RWI Research Seminar, Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung. Essen, Germany, September 23, 2014.

Pattanayak, S.”Cooking up change in the Himalayas: Evidence from mixing quasi-experiments with an experiment on cookstove promotion.” Seminar, Centre for research on the Economics of Climate, Food, Energy and Environment (CECFEE), Economics and Planning Unit, Indian Statistical Institute. New Delhi, India, September 11, 2014.

Jeuland, M.; S. Pattanayak; J. Lewis. “Increasing ICS Adoption and Use in Rural India: Lessons from the Duke- TRAction Project.” Symposium on Assessing Exposures and Health Effects Related to Indoor Biomass Fuel Burning, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, NC, August 18, 2014.

Jeuland, M.; J. Brown; A. Hamoudi; G. Turrini. “Heterogeneous effects of information on household behavior to improve water quality.”
 Institute of Water Policy Lunch Seminar, National University of Singapore. Singapore, July 31 2014.

Jeuland, M.; J. Brown; A. Hamoudi; G. Turrini. “Heterogeneous effects of information on household behavior to improve water quality.”
 World Congress of Environmental and Resource Economics 2014. Istanbul, Turkey, June 28-July 2, 2014.

The “Triangle Household Energy and Air Pollution Researchers” group, with members from Duke, RTI, UNC, NCSU, EPA and NIEHS, held the Triangle Area Cookstove Symposium hosted by RTI International on May 14, 2014.  Read more…

Tan Soo, J.S.; M. Jeuland; S. Pattanayak (2014). “Does data from choice experiments explain revealed preferences? Evidence from improved stoves purchase in rural India.” ASSA Annual Meeting 2014. Philadelphia, PA., January 3-5, 2014.

2013:

Water & Health Conference. Chapel Hill, NC; October 2013.

Turrini, G. “Heterogeneous effects of information on household behavior to improve water quality.” Duke University Development Brown Bag. Durham, NC, 2013.

Jeuland, M.; S. Pattanayak; J. Lewis; J. Tan-Soo. “Adoption of Improved Stoves in the Presence of Varied Institutions.” SEA Annual Meeting 2013. Tampa Bay, FL., November 22-25, 2013.

Pattanayak, S.; M. Jeuland et al. “The convenient truth? Household energy choices & environmental health outcomes in rural India.” Sanford faculty fac-doc seminar. Durham, NC, November 13, 2013.

Jeuland, M.; S. Pattanayak; J. Lewis; J. Tan-Soo. “Do rural Indians actually want clean cookstoves?” APPAM Annual Meeting 2013. Washington, DC., November 9, 2013.

Jeuland, M.; G. Turrini. “Household behaviors to improve drinking water quality: Do perceptions really matter?” EAERE Annual Meeting 2013. Toulouse, France, June 26-29, 2013.