Researcher, RWI Essen
Luciane Lenz is a researcher in the research group “Climate Change in Developing Countries” at RWI and a PhD candidate in Development Economics at the University of Passau. Her research focuses on the adoption of modern energy technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa, and its impacts on energy uses, (economic) wellbeing, health, and the environment. Among others, she studies potentials of on- and off-grid electrification in rural Rwanda, and cooking stove markets in rural Senegal. Her research relies on applied microeconometrics, experimental and quasi-experimental methods as well as qualitative approaches. Most of her work is based on data collected under her supervision. Luciane was a visiting scholar at Cornell University, is a research associate at the Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative (SETI) at Duke University, and her work is published in World Development and the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists. Furthermore, she has been involved in impact evaluations on behalf of the Dutch Foreign Ministry and the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). Luciane holds a Bachelor in International Management from the University of Flensburg and a Master in Development Economics from the Georg-August University of Göttingen, Germany. She acquired international work experience in Colombia, Indonesia, Mexico, Kyrgyzstan, Rwanda, Senegal, and Thailand.