Martino Pelli is Assistant Professor of Economics at the Université de Sherbrooke (Canada), where he moved after a post-doctoral stay at the Alberta School of Business. He is an applied economist with interests in energy and development economics and international trade. He studies the impact of rural energy use (for example, electricity and firewood collection) on household income and time allocation, and the economic consequences of natural disasters such as hurricanes. He has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland.
Does the quality of electricity matter?
10 Feb 2014
India is home to almost a quarter of the world population that does not have access to electricity. This column estimates the impact of increased access to and improved quality of electricity on incomes in rural India. It suggests that merely providing grid connections does not enable full realisation of the potential benefits of electricity; high quality power supply is at least as important.
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