Energy for Growth Hub

Brian Min


University of Michigan

Areas of Expertise

Political Economy of Electrification

Brian Min is associate professor of political science at the University of Michigan. His current research uses satellite imagery of nighttime lights to analyze how political institutions affect the delivery of electricity to the poor in the developing world. His research has been funded by the World Bank, International Growth Centre, and the National Science foundation, and he has conducted fieldwork in India, Senegal, Mali, Vietnam, and the Canadian Arctic.

Non-Hub Publication Highlights

Power and the Vote: Elections and Electricity in the Developing World. New York: Cambridge University Press. 2015.
Tracking Electrification in Vietnam Using Nighttime Lights. Remote Sensing Vol. 6 Issue 10. 2014.
Detection of Rural Electrification in Africa using DMSP-OLS Night Lights Imagery. International Journal of Remote Sensing Vol. 34 Issue 22. 2013.
View a comprehensive list of Brian Min’s publications.

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