Head of "Climate Change in Developing Countries" research group, RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
Jörg Peters heads the research group “Climate Change in Developing Countries” at RWI and is a Professor at the University of Passau. His research focuses on environmental, energy and development economics. Using both randomized and non-randomized designs, his work has covered energy-efficient cookstoves, grid-based electrification, off-grid solar, and irrigation across Africa. Moreover, Jörg is engaged in the research transparency debate and interested in finding the right evaluation methodology for the policy question at hand. He has advised several bilateral donors and international organizations such as the World Bank, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Jörg is research associate at the Environment for Development (EfD) network at the University of Gothenburg and the Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative (SETI) at Duke University.
Recent work by Jörg Peters
New evidence on the adoption and impacts of various improved cooking stoves offers promising options for climate policy and poverty alleviation