Harris Public Policy and the College
Fiona Burlig studies environmental and energy economics with a focus on the developing world. Her ongoing and recent work examines the development impacts of rural electrification in India; uses machine learning to quantify the effectiveness of energy efficiency upgrades; and introduces tools for experimental design of randomized controlled trials.
Burlig is also an affiliate of the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC). She holds an MS and a PhD in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in economics (with highest honors), political science, and German from Williams College. Most recently, she was a postdoctoral scholar in the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics at the University of Chicago.