Our Projects

EPIC-India’s evidence-based research leverages vital government and industry partnerships to conduct field experiments throughout India at a national, state and local scale with the goal of providing important insights that can have a meaningful impact on public policy.

A large scale impact study of nudging consumers for electricity conservation

Assessing the change in consumer behaviour on electricity consumption with minimum interaction and at a low cost.

Bengaluru Innovation Challenge

Tapping grassroots creativity and expertise to identify innovative ideas for addressing the most pressing environmental and energy challenges in Bengaluru.

Developing India’s First Emissions Trading Scheme

Drastically reducing air pollution at a low cost to both government and industry and providing best practices for replicating trading schemes to other emissions.

Effects of India’s Car Tax Policy on Air Pollution, Market Competition, and Welfare

Evaluating the effects of size-based car tax policy on air pollution, social welfare, and market structure

Electricity Prices, Consumption, and Bill Payment: Evidence from Urban India

The upcoming research project will investigate the extent to which Indian consumers respond to power prices

Impact of information-based incentives on household level waste generation and segregation in Urban Bengaluru

Evaluating the effect of information on waste management behaviour of urban households

Incentivizing public agents for increase in utility revenue collection

Identifying the correct incentive mechanism for the public agents to encourage them to efficiently collect revenue

India Climate Prospectus

A tool that can guide policymakers about where and how to direct resources to cope with extreme weather

Long-run Environmental Quality and Human Capital Formation: Experimental Evidence from Schools in Delhi

The research project will determine potential benefits and evaluate efficacy of having air filters in classroom to improve student’s health and learning outcomes

Quantifying Inefficiency in Indian Electricity Supply

Understanding the extent of short-run dispatch inefficiencies in India’s power sector

Star Rating Program: Reducing Pollution in Maharashtra through Transparency

Increasing public participation in India's environmental regulatory process by disclosing industrial performance through a five-star rating system

The Impact of Enhancing Air Pollution Awareness on Defensive Behavior and the Demand for Clean Air: Evidence from Delhi

The project aims to understand how access to information on air quality can induce defensive behavior and drive people’s demand for cleaner air.

Understanding Defensive Health Behavior: Evidence from Pollution Masks in Delhi

The project aims to understand barriers to mask adoption and how information and social norms influence demand for this defensive health behavior.

What happens to e-waste in Delhi?

Understanding the opportunity that Producer Responsibility Organizations can provide to integrate informal and formal sector players for better electronic waste management in Delhi.

Improving Monitoring to Enhance Environmental Performance and Regulations

Evaluating continuous emissions monitoring systems and their ability to enhance the environmental performance of industry and inform market-based regulations

Increasing Energy Access by Reducing Electricity Distribution Losses

Identifying cost-effective pathways to increasing energy access and reducing energy poverty.

Strengthening Environmental Regulations Through Transparency

Increasing public participation in the Indian environmental regulatory process by disclosing industrial performance through a five-star rating system

Cool Roofing Solutions for Reducing Heat Stress in Delhi Slums

Reimagining roofs in slums of Delhi that lower ambient indoor temperatures, allow residents to conserve energy, and improve their quality of life

Solar Mini Grids: Estimating Economic and Social Performance

The experiment seeks to measure short- and medium-term impacts of having access to small amount of electricity, provided through a solar micro-grid

Change in Subsidy Delivery and Farmer Welfare in Rajasthan and Punjab

Removing subsidies tied to power use, which promotes over-consumption, and replace with lump-sum transfers.

Electricity Subsidies, Rationing and Manufacturing Growth in Rural India

Improving electricity supply in rural areas to grow rural economies.

Assessment of Natural Gas Demand for India

Understanding the role natural gas can play in India energy future

The Impact of Temperature on Productivity and Labor Supply: Evidence from Indian Manufacturing

Exploring the connection between hotter temperatures and labor productivity in a changing climate.

Heat Islands and the Long-Term Environmental Impact of Urbanization

Connecting urban heating to an increased risk of extreme heat due to climate change.

Star Rating Program: Improving Pollution Monitoring and Enforcement in Odisha

Designing innovative energy-environment solutions for Odisha and evaluating Continuous Emission Monitoring System through cutting-edge research experiments