Energy for Growth Hub

Fiona Burlig

Assistant Professor

University of Chicago

Areas of Expertise

Energy Efficiency, Electrification Planning

Fiona Burlig is a Hub Fellow and works as an Assistant Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy and the Energy Policy Institute (EPIC) at the University of Chicago. She studies energy and environmental economics, with a focus on the developing world. Her recent research examines the impacts of rural electrification in India, uses machine learning methods to quantify the effectiveness of energy efficiency upgrades, and proposes tools for designing randomized controlled trials. Prior to joining Harris, Fiona was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago. She holds a PhD in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in economics, political science, and German from Williams College.

Non-Hub Publication Highlights

How Large Are the Economic Benefits of Rural Electrification? ARE Update Vol.  20, No. 3. Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics, University of California. 2017.
Out of the Darkness and Into the Light? Development Effects of Rural Electrification. Energy Institute at Haas. October 27, 2016.

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