Energy Access and Scheduled Tribes in Jharkhand

Event Description

Energy Access and Scheduled Tribes in Jharkhand with Dr. Michaël Aklin

 

 

November 21, 2019 | 12:30-14:00 EST

Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

Rome Building – Room 806

1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20036

 

Despite rapid growth in electrification rates, India’s most vulnerable populations often suffer from energy poverty. This discussion will explore inequality in energy access in Jharkhand (India), a state characterized by high levels of poverty, especially among Scheduled Tribes. Our research draws on original survey data to estimate existing inequality between tribes and the general population. We also examine whether inequality is prevalent within tribes. Lastly, we identify the main determinants of unequal access to electricity. Please plan to join us for the discussion.

 

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About the Speaker:

Michaël Aklin is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also Director of Energy Access research at the Initiative for Sustainable Energy Policy (ISEP). His research focuses on international and comparative political economy with applications to environmental issues and finance. His work has been published in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, Environmental and Resource Economics, Nature Energy, and Science Advances. Website: https://michaelaklin.github.io/.