Three empirical essays in energy economics
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This dissertation explores society’s relationship with energy systems. Focusing on two areas of energy economics—electricity reliability and clean energy technology adoption—my objective is to provide insights on energy markets that can contribute towards informing energy policy and improving quality of life. In the first chapter, I examine how firm-level corruption on the demand side of the electricity sector impacts electricity reliability in developing countries. Showing that bribes for electricity connections are closely related to power outages experienced by firms, this chapter demonstrates ...