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Publications Dr. Gunther Bensch

Articles in Peer-reviewed Journals

2017

Bensch, G., M. Grimm, M. Huppertz, J. Langbein and J. Peters (2017), Are Promotion Programs Needed to Establish Off-Grid Solar Energy Markets? Evidence from Rural Burkina Faso. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews (forthcoming)

Bensch, G., J. Peters and M. Sievert (2017), The lighting transition in rural Africa — From kerosene to battery-powered LED and the emerging disposal problem. Energy for Sustainable Development 39 : 13-20.

Bensch, G. and J. Peters (2017), Enablers of Strong Cookstove Sales through a Purchase Offer Approach in Rural Senegal - An Explorative Analysis. Boiling Point (forthcoming)

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 

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

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

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Discussion Papers

2017

Bensch, G. and J. Peters (2017), One-off Subsidies and Long-Run Adoption – Experimental Evidence on Improved Cooking Stoves in Senegal. Ruhr Economic Papers #685. RWI. DOI: 10.4419/86788795 download

2016

Bensch, G., M. Grimm, M. Huppertz, J. Langbein and J. Peters (2016), Are Promotion Programs Needed to Establish Off-Grid Solar Energy Markets? Evidence from Rural Burkina Faso. Ruhr Economic Papers #653. RWI. DOI: 10.4419/86788759 download

Bensch, G. and J. Peters (2016), Enablers of Strong Cookstove Sales through a Purchase Offer Approach in Rural Senegal - An Explorative Analysis. Ruhr Economic Papers #650. RWI. DOI: 10.4419/86788756 download

Bensch, G., J. Kluve and J. Stöterau (2016), The Market-Based Dissemination of Modern-Energy Products as a Business Model for Rural Entrepreneurs – Evidence from Kenya. Ruhr Economic Papers #635. RWI. DOI: 10.4419/86788739 download

2015

Bensch, G., J. Peters and M. Sievert (2015), The Lighting Transition in Africa – From Kerosene to LED and the Emerging Dry-Cell Battery Problem. Ruhr Economic Papers #579. RWI. DOI: 10.4419/86788669 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

Bensch, G. and J. Peters (2014), The Intensive Margin of Technology Adoption - Experimental Evidence on Improved Cooking Stoves in Rural Senegal. Ruhr Economic Papers #494. RWI. DOI: 10.4419/86788563 download

2013

Bensch, G. (2013), Inside the Metrics – An Empirical Comparison of Energy Poverty Indices for Sub-Saharan Countries. Ruhr Economic Papers #464. RWI. DOI: 10.4419/86788524 download

2012

Bensch, G., J. Peters and M. Sievert (2012), Fear of the Dark? – How Access to Electric Lighting Affects Security Attitudes and Nighttime Activities in Rural Senegal. Ruhr Economic Papers #369. RWI. DOI: 10.4419/86788424 download

Bensch, G. and J. Peters (2012), A Recipe for Success? Randomized Free Distribution of Improved Cooking Stoves in Senegal. Ruhr Economic Papers #325. RWI. DOI: 10.4419/86788374 download

2011

Bensch, G. and J. Peters (2011), Combating Deforestation? – Impacts of Improved Stove Dissemination on Charcoal Consumption in Urban Senegal. Ruhr Economic Papers #306. RWI. download

Bensch, G., J. Kluve and J. Peters (2011), Impacts of Rural Electrification in Rwanda. Ruhr Economic Papers #284. RWI. download

Bensch, G., J. Peters and C. M. Schmidt (2011), Impact Evaluation of Productive Use – An Implementation Guideline for Electrification Projects. Ruhr Economic Papers #279. RWI, RUB. download

2010

Bensch, G., J. Kluve and J. Peters (2010), Rural Electrification in Rwanda – An Impact Assessment Using Matching Techniques. Ruhr Economic Papers #231. RWI. download

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Other Publications

2016

Bensch, G., M. Sievert, J. Langbein and N. Kneppel (2016), Effects and mechanisms of market-based reforms on access to electricity in developing countries: a systematic review. 3ie Systematic Review.

2015

Bensch, G., A. Munyehirwe, J. Peters and M. Sievert (2015), Protocol: The Effects of Market-based Reforms on Access to Electricity in Developing Countries: A Systematic Review of the Evidence on Effectiveness, Cost-effectiveness and Mechanisms. 3ie. 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

2014

Bensch, G. (2014), Tracking the Energy Poor – Empirical Insights on Energy Poverty Measurement Approaches. IAEE Energy Forum download

Contributions to Books

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

Monographs (Author)

2017

Bensch, G., M. Kreibaum, T. Mbegalo, J. Peters and N. Wagner (2017), The Status of Energy Access in Three Regions of Tanzania: Baseline report for an urban grid upgrading and rural extension project. RWI Materialien 111. Essen: RWI. download

2015

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

2010

Bensch, G. and J. Peters (2010), Socio-economic Impacts of Rural Electrification in Rwanda – An Ex-ante Assessment of GTZ Activities. RWI Materialien 60. Essen: RWI. download

Bensch, G., J. Peters and L. Schraml (2010), Energy Usage and Socio-economic Conditions in Mozambique – Evidence from GTZ Electrification Project Regions. RWI Materialien 56. Essen: RWI. download

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