EAERE 2023
Limassol, Cyprus
27 Jun - 30 Jun 2023
28th Annual Conference
of the European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists

The Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative

Date: Tuesday, June 27, 2023. 
Location: Limassol, Cyprus University of Technology, Tassos Papadopoulos Building, Room no. 4, 2nd floor.
Time: 9 am – 4:15 pm (with “on your own” lunch break 12-1:30 pm). 
Registration: send an email to SETI@udec.cl, indicating your name and affiliation.
A sustainable and inclusive energy transition is key in countries of the Global South to increase people’s wellbeing, improve and develop a broad base of economic opportunities, and reduce impacts that harm the environment and climate. Identifying solutions that are both inclusive (regarding gender, poverty, ethnicity, and intersections of these and other aspects) and conducive to economic growth is increasingly urgent, and researchers have a critical role to play in developing and applying validated methods to support the evidence needs of policymakers and practitioners. For this purpose, we invite the scientific and policy community working on sustainable energy transitions to join the SETI event to be held just prior to the EAERE 2023 Annual Conference in Limassol, Cyprus. During this event, energy-related research will be presented and discussed to showcase the newest research findings of our network, and participants will have opportunities to pitch and brainstorm around promising new research ideas.
Participation in this SETI side-event is open to EAERE and non-EAERE participants. However, prior registration is required via this form. Moreover, submission of papers applying for research presentations sections can be uploaded in the same form. The organizing team will decide the presentations to be included in the proposed program below.
No fee is required to participate. Please note that if you are participating in the EAERE conference itself, you will need to pay the corresponding fee. The detailed program of the Pre-Conference event will be shared with registered participants soon, using the information provided in the registration form. 
For more information, please reach out to Cristóbal Vásquez (SETI’s Project Coordinator) at SETI@udec.cl.

The program of the event is the following:


09:00 – 09:10. Welcome to the event.

09:10 – 12:00. Research presentations (20 minutes presentations + 5 minutes Q&A).

09:10 – 09:35

Erin Litzow. When technology adoption interventions fail: The case of domestic biogas digesters in Senegal.

09:35 – 10:00

Maya Chandrasekaran. Gendered time-use benefits from improved cooking solutions: A multi-country impact evaluation.

10:00 – 10:25

Rahel Bekele. The effect of fuel scarcity for domestic energy on irrigation labour supply in rural Ethiopia.

10:25 – 10:45

Break time (socialize, go get coffee, do email, etc.).

10:45 – 11:10

Natalia D’Agosti. Residential Solar: Evidence from Uruguay.

11:10 – 11:35

Tiruwork Arega Tadesse. Impact of electrification on the welfare of rural households in Ethiopia: a gender perspective.

11:35 – 12:00

Olga Popova. Energy efficiency, market competition, and quality certification: Lessons from Central Asia.


12:00 – 13:30. Lunch break (on your own).

13:30 – 14:00. Elicitation exercise (Lise Masselus, RWI).

Prior elicitation on effectiveness of post-electrification grants: Many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have invested massively in extending the electricity grid. Despite increased connection rates, electricity consumption is often low. This challenges the financial sustainability of utilities and prevents any transformational impacts of electrification on poverty reduction. As part of a research project on how to increase productive electricity use in rural areas in SSA, we would like to elicit researchers’ priors about the effectiveness of post-electrification grants. After a presentation on the grant intervention, the participants will complete a short prior elicitation questionnaire.


14:00 – 15:15. Research presentations (20 minutes presentations + 5 minutes Q&A).

14:00 – 14:25

Shaun McRae. Financing the energy transition: Evidence from natural gas adoption.

14:25 – 14:50

Xiao-Bing Zhang. Consumers myopia and energy efficiency gap in China: Evidence from the air conditioner market.

14:50 – 15:15

Rafia Zaman. The costs of power outages for firms and households in Sierra Leone: Insights from comparisons of stated and revealed preferences.


15:15 – 15:30. Break time (socialize, go get coffee, do email, etc.).

15:30 – 16:15. SETI business and discussion.

Last update on June 22, 2023