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 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 Economics, Nature Energy, and the World Bank Economic Review.
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