Renewable Energy

Electrification to Grow Manufacturing? Evidence from Nepal

Almost half of firms in South Asia identify electricity as a major constraint to operations. We investigate whether electrification in Nepal -- via microhydro mini-grids -- helped grow the manufacturing sector. Electrification led to a substantial …

Clean Development Mechanism and Knowledge Spillovers: Evidence from Chinese Firm-level Patent Data

Under the Kyoto Protocol, Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is expected to play a role in facilitating the North-South knowledge spillovers for climate-friendly technologies. Using Chinese firm-level patents and citations during the 2000-2015 period, …