Li, Shanjun : Small Grant, 2013-2014


Shanjun Li (Applied Economics and Management)

Applied Economics and Management
Project Title: 
Data Collection and Research Initiative on Understanding Household Energy Consumption in China
Project Abstract: 
With an alarming rate of growth in energy consumption and CO2 emissions, China is now by far the largest energy consumer and CO2 emitter in the world: it accounts for nearly half of the world’s coal consumption and nearly 30% of CO2 emissions. Understanding energy consumption in China is important for grasping the outlook of world energy market and for making more informative energy and environmental policies. This research initiative aims to understand important drivers behind household energy demand, improve forecasts, and inform energy and environmental policy making. This small funding will allow the PI to take a trip to China to meet with collaborators.