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Energy 2

DEC research on energy program focuses on

  • renewable energy and energy efficiency
  • energy sector management and regulation
  • energy-economic development linkages.
 Research focusThemes

Markets, economics and policies; standards and mandates; food vs. fuel debate; economic impacts; land-use change; biofuels & poverty, biofuels & energy prices, biofuels & climate change.

Energy and climate change
Technical, economic, and environmental characteristics of specific energy sources and technologies, and associated policies related to their use.

Energy and economic development 
Energy demand and access, infrastructure development.


Related links
World Bank web sites related to energy.

 Contacts Core Team

Govinda Timilsina



 World Bank Research on Energy

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The following policy research working papers are drawn from the World Bank's institutional archives. Each link opens a page with an abstract of the document and several download options. For papers before 2007, please use document search at

Last updated: 2010-07-23


WPS6720Clean-development investments : an incentive-compatible CGE modeling frameworkBohringer, Christoph; Rutherford, Thomas F.; Springmannc, Marco2013/12
WPS6565Transaction costs of low-carbon technologies and policies : the diverging literatureMundaca, Luis; Mansoz, Mathilde; Neij, Lena; Timilsina, Govinda R2013/08
WPS6551Factors influencing energy intensity in four Chinese industriesFisher-Vanden, Karen; Hu, Yong; Jefferson, Gary; Rock, Michael; Toman, Michael2013/07
WPS6524An economic model of Brazil's ethanol-sugar markets and impacts of fuel policiesde Gorter, Harry; Drabik, Dusan; Kliauga, Erika M.; Timilsina, Govinda R.2013/06
WPS6499Are biofuels economically competitive with their petroleum counterparts ?production cost analysis for ZambiaSinkala, Thomson; Timilsina, Govinda R.; Ekanayake, Indira J.2013/06

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