Special Research Topic
Poverty and Development

Publications

Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals

2016

Peters, J., A. Schoofs and M. Sievert (2016), Preferences over Bank and Family Loans in Rural Rwanda. Journal of International Development 28 (4): 623-630.

2015

Bensch, G., M. Grimm and J. Peters (2015), Why Do Households Forego High Returns from Technology Adoption? Evidence from Improved Cooking Stoves in Burkina Faso. Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 116 : 187-205. DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2015.04.023 

Grimm, M. and J. Peters (2015), Beer, Wood, and Welfare - The Impact of Improved Stove Use among Dolo-beer Breweries. PLOS ONE 10 (8) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0132603 

Bensch, G. and J. Peters (2015), The Intensive Margin of Technology Adoption - Experimental Evidence on Improved Cooking Stoves in Rural Senegal. Journal of Health Economics 42 : 44-63. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2015.03.006 

2013

Bensch, G. and J. Peters (2013), Alleviating Deforestation Pressures? Impacts of Improved Stove Dissemination on Charcoal Consumption in Urban Senegal. Land Economics 89 (4): 676-698.

Bensch, G., J. Peters and M. Sievert (2013), Fear of the Dark? – How Access to Electric Lighting Affects Security Attitudes and Nighttime Activities in Rural Senegal. Journal of Rural and Community Development 8 (1): 1-19.

2012

Bensch, G., J. Peters and C. M. Schmidt (2012), Impact Evaluation of Productive Use - An Implementation Guideline for Electrification Projects. Energy Policy 40 (1): 186-195.

2011

Peters, J., M. Sievert and C. Vance (2011), Impacts of Electricity Usage on Micro-enterprises in Peri-urban Ghana. Journal of Social and Economic Policy 8 (1): 55-70.

Bensch, G., J. Kluve and J. Peters (2011), Impacts of Rural Electrification in Rwanda. Journal of Development Effectiveness 3 (4): 567-588.

Peters, J. and C. Vance (2011), Rural Electrification and Fertility – Evidence from Côte d’Ivoire. Journal of Development Studies 47 (5): 753-766.

Neelsen, S. and J. Peters (2011), Electricity Usage in Micro-Enterprises – Evidence from Lake Victoria, Uganda. Energy for Sustainable Development 15 (1): 21-31.

Peters, J., C. Vance and M. Harsdorff (2011), Grid Extension in Rural Benin: Micro-Manufacturers and the Electrification Trap. World Development 39 (5): 773-783.

2010

Schmidt, C. M., J. Mensah and J. R. Oppong (2010), Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme in the Context of the Health MDGs: An Empirical Evaluation Using Propensity Score Matching. Health Economics 19 (S1): 95-106. DOI: 10.1002/hec.1633 

2009

Peters, J. (2009), Evaluating Rural Electrification Projects: Methodological Approaches. Well-Being and Social Policy 5 (2): 25-40.

Schmook, B. and C. Vance (2009), Agricultural Policy, Market Barriers, and Deforestation: The Case of Mexicos Southern Yucatán. World Development 37 (5): 1015-1025.

Peters, J., M. Harsdorff and F. Ziegler (2009), Rural Electrification: Accelerating Impacts with Complementary Services. Energy for Sustainable Development 13 (1): 38-42.

2008

Peters, J. and S. Thielmann (2008), Promoting Biofuels: Implications for Developing Countries. Energy Policy 36 (4): 1538-1544.

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Discussion Papers

2015

Peters, J., A. Schoofs and M. Sievert (2015), Preferences over Bank and Family Loans in Rural Rwanda. Ruhr Economic Papers #588. RWI. DOI: 10.4419/86788683 download

Sievert, M. (2015), Rural Electrification and Domestic Violence in Sub–Saharan Africa. Ruhr Economic Papers #570. RWI. DOI: 10.4419/86788656 download

Grimm, M. and J. Peters (2015), Beer, Wood, and Welfare. Ruhr Economic Papers #538. RWI. DOI: 10.4419/86788616 download

2014

Bensch, G., M. Grimm and J. Peters (2014), Why Do Households Forego High Returns from Technology Adoption - Evidence from Improved Cook Stoves in Burkina Faso. Ruhr Economic Papers #498. RWI. DOI: 10.4419/86788571 download

2011

Busch, C. and C. Vance (2011), The Diffusion of Cattle Ranching and Deforestation – Prospects for a Hollow Frontier in Mexico’s Yucatán. Ruhr Economic Papers #242. RWI. download

Other Publications

2016

Peters, J. (2016), Q&A on Investments in Cookstoves. WASHplus Weekly 217. download

Peters, J. (2016), Entwicklungshilfe neu denken. Süddeutsche Zeitung (9.1.2016).

2015

RWI (2015), Improved Biomass Cooking to Fight Climate Change and Poverty. RWI Impact Note. download

Electronic Publications

2015

Peters, J. and G. Bensch (2015), Improved Biomass Cooking to Fight Climate Change and Poverty. Environment for Development (EfD) Blog download

Peters, J. and K. Fels (2015), Mehr als ein guter Deal für den Klimaschutz: Verbesserte Kochtechnologien für Afrika. bilanz.de RWI Ökonomix download

Contributions to Books

2015

Peters, J. (2015), Von Staaten, Märkten und Subventionen - Paradigmenwechsel in der Armutsbekämpfung?. In: Amelung, A., und C. Fugger (ed.), Entwicklungspolitik auf dem Prüfstand. Köln: Institut für Wirtschaftspolitik an der Universität zu Köln. 51-55 download

2013

Bensch, G., J. Peters and C. M. Schmidt (2013), Impact Monitoring and Evaluation of Productive Electricity Use – An Implementation Guide for Project Managers. In: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (ed.), Productive Use of Energy – PRODUSE - Measuring Impacts of Electrification on Small and Micro-Enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa. Eschborn: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. 119-144

Neelsen, S. and J. Peters (2013), Micro-Enterprise Electricity Usage in Two Export-Oriented Fishing Communities at Lake Victoria, Uganda. In: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (ed.), Productive Use of Energy – PRODUSE - Measuring Impacts of Electrification on Small and Micro-Enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa. Eschborn: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. 95-112

Peters, J., M. Sievert and C. Vance (2013), Firm Performance and Electricity Usage in Small Manufacturing and Service Firms in Ghana. In: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (ed.), Productive Use of Energy – PRODUSE - Measuring Impacts of Electrification on Small and Micro-Enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa. Eschborn: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. 75-94

Peters, J., C. Vance and M. Harsdorff (2013), Electrification and Firm Performance in Rural Benin: An Ex-Ante Impact Assessment. In: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH (ed.), Productive Use of Energy – PRODUSE - Measuring Impacts of Electrification on Small and Micro-Enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa. Eschborn: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. 51-74

RWI Reports

2014

RWI and ISS (2014), The Provision of Grid Electricity to Households through the Electricity Access Roll-out Programme. RWI Projektberichte

2013

RWI and ISS (2013), Impact Evaluation of Netherlands supported programmes in the area of Energy and Development Cooperation in Burkina Faso. RWI Projektberichte

RWI (2013), Nachweis von Beschäftigungswirkungen der deutschen EZ – Pilotstudie Marokko. RWI Projektberichte

RWI and ISS (2013), Impact Evaluation of Improved Stove Use among Dolo-beer Breweries in Burkina Faso - FAFASO. RWI Projektberichte

RWI and ISS (2013), Impact Evaluation of Improved Stove Use in Burkina Faso – FAFASO. RWI Projektberichte download

Monographs (Author)

2015

Peters, J., M. Sievert, L. Lenz and A. Munyehirwe (2015), Impact Evaluation of Netherlands Supported Programmes in the Area of Energy and Development Cooperation in Rwanda. RWI Materialien 96. Essen: RWI. download

Bensch, G., M. Grimm, J. Langbein and J. Peters (2015), Impacts of Access to Solar Energy on Rural Households. An Evaluation of a Netherlands Supported Programme in Burkina Faso. RWI Materialien 95. Essen: RWI. download

Sievert, M. (2015), Rural Electrification and Poverty Reduction - Empirical Insights from Sub-Saharan Africa. Bochum: Ruhr-Universität Bochum; Dissertation.

Peters, J. and M. Sievert (2015), The Provision of Electricity to Rural Communities through Micro-Hydro Power in Rural Indonesia. RWI Materialien 88. Essen: RWI. download

Peters, J. (2015), Diskussionspapier: Von Staaten, Märkten und Subventionen – Paradigmenwechsel in der Armutsbekämpfung?. RWI Materialien 85. Essen: RWI. download

2014

Kluve, J. and J. Stöterau (2014), A Systematic Framework for Measuring Employment Impacts of Development Cooperation Interventions. Deutsche Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH.

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