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Among my major publications my most recent book is on Electric Power for Rural Growth, 2nd Edition. This is a complete revision of a book first published in 1988 on the impact of rural electrification on development. A new chapter updates changes in impact assessment methods during the last 2 years. The Challenge of Rural Electrification: Strategies for Developing Countries is now one of the classic studies of the institutional aspects of rural electrification. Several years ago I finished a major book on urban household energy called The Urban Energy Transition: Energy, Poverty and the Environment in the Developing World. This is a study based on household surveys in 12 countries that examines urban energy policies, environmental, and equity issues for developing countries. About 15 years ago I led the efforts to develop a strategy for rural energy for the World Bank which has had a significant influence on the World Bank’s energy program, and it was published as Rural Energy and Development: Improving Energy Supplies for Two Billion People. For other publications, see the sidebar of this blog.
I have worked for 25 years at the World Bank and 4 years at Resources for the Future both of which are located in Washington DC. I was a senior advisor for India Human Development Survey (IHDS) at the University of Marlyand, College Park. Originally I became interested in international development as a Peace Corps Volunteer and spent nearly two years in the state of Maharashtra, India. Also, I am an active bicycle advocate in Washington, DC.
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 1979, Sociology
M. A. St. John’s University (New York City), 1974, Sociology
A. B. Ohio University (Athens, Ohio), 1969, Sociology
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