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Prof. Dr. Jörg Peters

Head, Research Group „Climate Change in Developing Countries"

Prof. Dr. Jörg Peters

Jörg Peters is a specialist in access to modern energy in developing countries and the evaluation of development interventions. At RWI, Jörg is heading the research group “Climate Change in Developing Countries”. He is Visiting Associate Professor at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. His research focus is on the economics of poverty and on the effectiveness of development policy.

In this context, Jörg is responsible for the methodological coordination of a research project that studies housing micro-finance programs in Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda. He furthermore led an international consortium that was appointed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to evaluate development activities in the energy sector in four countries spanning Africa and Asia. In addition, he designed the methodology and supervised the survey implementation of various evaluation studies for rural electrification and improved stove dissemination projects in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ghana, Indonesia, Rwanda, Mozambique, Senegal, Uganda, Tanzania, and Zambia. Jörg has advised various international organizations such as the United Nations, World Bank, 3ie, FMO, and GIZ.

Jörg studied economics and statistics in Cologne and Paris and holds a PhD from Ruhr-University Bochum. His research findings have been published in refereed journals, for example Journal of Health Economics, The Energy Journal, and World Development.

Research Interests

Energy economics, development economics, applied econometrics

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Prof. Dr. Jörg Peters

Rheinisch-Westfälisches Institut
für Wirtschaftsforschung
Hohenzollernstraße 1-3
D - 45128 Essen

Phone: +49 (201) 8149-247
Fax: +49 (201) 8149-200

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