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Michaël Aklin is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his Ph.D. from New York University in 2014. His research focuses on international and comparative political economy with applications to finance and environmental issues, and has been published in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, Global Environmental Change, Ecological Economics, and Environmental and Resource Economics. Additional information on his work can be found on his webpage: www.pitt.edu/~aklin/
Posts by Michaёl Aklin
Rural Electrification with Off-Grid Community Microgrids: An Impact Evaluation in Uttar Pradesh, India
This project assesses the socioeconomic effects of solar microgrids. The lack of access to electricity is a major obstacle to the socioeconomic development of more than a billion people.
- IGC Research on India
Off-grid solar power is a potential alternative to grid extension in rural electrification. This column reports results from a recent experiment with an off-grid lighting intervention in Uttar Pradesh...
About one-third of India´s population remains without access to basic electricity services. This column discusses preliminary lessons from an experiment in rural Uttar Pradesh that seeks to set up s...