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.

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.

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

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.

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

Impact of passive cooling technology in reducing heat stress in low income communities

Mahila Housing SEWA Trust - A project of the Delhi Innovation Challenge

The Demand for Off-grid Solar Power

Discovering the most competitive energy source for rural India with high welfare benefits.

Change in Subsidy Delivery and Farmer Welfare in Rajasthan

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.

Improving pollution monitoring and enforcement in Odisha

Designing innovative energy-environment solutions for Odisha and evaluation of Continuous Emission of Monitoring System(CEMS) through cutting edge research experiments