Assistant Professor, Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University; Faculty Affiliate, Duke University Energy Initiative and Duke Center for International Development.
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Professor Meeks has implemented field research in a number of countries, including India, Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Kenya, Kazakhstan, and Peru.
Robyn Meeks is an Assistant Professor at the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University and a faculty affiliate of the Duke University Energy Initiative and the Duke Center for International Development. Professor Meeks is on the Faculty Advisory Committee of Duke University’s Energy Access Project.
Her research is at the intersection of environmental and development economics with much of her work focusing on understanding individual and household responses to the introduction of various water and energy technologies, policies, and types of infrastructure in developing countries. Professor Meeks has implemented field research in a number of countries, including India, Nepal, Kyrgyzstan, Kenya, Kazakhstan, and Peru.
Her prior and on-going energy-related research addresses topics such as: the impacts of energy efficient technologies on household electricity consumption and local electricity reliability, benefits of smart meters, household perception of and response to non-linear electricity pricing, the impacts of grid versus off-grid electrification on enterprise development, and the impacts of alternative cooking fuels (such as biogas) on indicators of sustainable development.
Professor Meeks has a Ph.D. from Harvard University, a master’s degree from Yale University, and a bachelor’s degree from Brown University.
Recent work by Meeks includes:
Publication: Energy Efficiency and Electricity Reliability
Projects I’m Involved With
The 4th Annual Meeting of the Sustainable Energy Transitions Initiative took place on May 15-17, 2019 in Santiago, Chile. The three-day workshop convened researchers, policymakers, and practitioners working in the field of energy access to discuss a range of topics from clean and improved cooking, renewable, air pollution, and electricity.
Ian Ferguson spent the summer of 2018 conducting research on the challenges communities face in building, operating, and maintaining mini-grid technology in Nepal.
Matching economic growth with infrastructure development
How smart meters can reduce electricity losses in distribution
Improving system reliability in the Kyrgyz Republic
Mobilizing satellite imagery and big data to identify global infrastructure