Thank you for your interest in working with Professor Jagger and the FUEL Lab. I work with students at all levels (Postdocs, Ph.D., Masters and Undergraduate). I conduct quantitative environmental social science research that uses applied economics, institutional analysis, theories of political economy, demography and other tools of environmental and health sciences including geographic information systems (GIS), satellite remote sensing, air pollution monitoring, and exposure assessment. Most of my research focuses on the welfare and environmental implications of environmental policies, programs, and projects. I do research primarily in sub-Saharan Africa. I have run research projects in Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. I also do research in Myanmar (Burma). I am the Director of the Energy Poverty PIRE in Southern Africa – a multi-year collaborative research and training program designed to train the next generation of researchers to do interdisciplinary research on the topics of energy access and energy poverty in low-income settings.

All of the information you need to apply to the SEAS graduate programs is available online, including details about courses and other School requirements.


If you decide to apply to work with me, before you complete your application please send me the following items by email:

  • Your CV and tell me a bit about your background and what sort of research you are interested in pursuing;
  • GRE scores and percentiles in each of the three sections of the exam;
  • TOEFL scores if relevant;
  • Your grade point average(s) from your previous degree(s); and
  • A list of research skills that you have such as statistical analysis, GIS, remote sensing, and the statistical packages you use to implement them.