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Energy and Economic Growth: Research & Matchmaking Conference

Conference   |   past event  |  Nov 03 2016

On November 3rd and 4th, 2016, the Applied Research Programme on Energy and Economic Growth (EEG) (led by Oxford Policy Management in partnership with CEGA and the Energy Insitute @ Haas, with funding from the UK Government through UK Aid) hosted a Research & Matchmaking Conference in Washington, D.C. at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. The conference solicited feedback from policymakers and practitioners on the development of 18 State-of-Knowledge papers being written in the first year and engaged experts and policymakers from Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia on topics of critical importance to the energy sector.

Abstracts for each of the 18 State-of-Knowledge papers can be found here.

Slides of speaker presentations can be found in the bar to the right under “Event Materials”.

Agenda

The two-day event featured keynote talks by EEG Research Director Catherine Wolfram (Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley), Mo Qayoumi (Chief Advisor to the President of Afghanistan on Infrastructure and Technology), Todd Moss (Center for Global Development), and Harold Wilhite (University of Oslo).

Research and policy panels addressed each of the following six EEG Themes:

Theme 1: The linkages between electricity supply and economic growth

Theme 2: The financial and policy instruments that encourage the development (and better utilisation) of appropriate large-scale power infrastructure

Theme 3: Electricity supply and energy efficiency measures in supporting sustainable urbanisation

Theme 4: Constraints in the Use of Large-Scale Renewable Energy Sources or Greener Energy Sources

Theme 5: An improved understanding of the role of extractives in electricity/energy provision and sustainable development

Theme 6: The barriers and opportunities for innovative and appropriate design of larger-scale centralised energy infrastructure

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Catherine Wolfram
UC Berkeley
Paul Gertler
UC Berkeley
Eric Masanet
International Energy Agency
Mark Henstridge
Oxford Policy Management
Marcela Tarazona
Oxford Policy Management
Conor Savoy
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Sarah Ladislaw
Center for Strategic and International Studies

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