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Prof. Dr. Jörg Peters

Head, Research Group „Climate Change in Developing Countries"

Prof. Dr. Jörg Peters

Jörg Peters heads the research group “Climate Change in Developing Countries” at RWI and is a Professor of Economics at the University of Passau. His research focuses on environmental, energy and development economics. In this context, Jörg leads several projects across Africa that study infrastructure roll-out and climate policy as well as demand and supply side constraints on markets for new technologies. Using both randomized and non-randomized designs, his work has covered energy-efficient cookstoves, grid-based electrification, off-grid solar, and irrigation. Moreover, Jörg is engaged in the research transparency debate and interested in finding the right evaluation methodology for the policy question at hand.

Jörg’s work has been covered in media outlets such as The Economist, The Conversation, and Germany’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Die Zeit. He has advised several international organizations such as the World Bank, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie). He is Associate Editor at World Development Perspectives as well as a research associate at the Environment for Development (EfD) network at the University of Gothenburg and the Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative (SETI) at Duke University.

Jörg studied economics and statistics in Cologne and Paris and holds a PhD from Ruhr-University Bochum. His research findings have been published in leading journals, including Journal of Health EconomicsNature Energy, and the World Bank Economic Review.

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Research Interests

Environmental economics, development economics, research transparency

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Prof. Dr. Jörg Peters

RWI - Leibniz-Institut für
Wirtschaftsforschung
Hohenzollernstraße 1-3
D - 45128 Essen

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

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