The Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC) is proud to announce ten grants to explore critical energy, environment and climate issues in India and China—two countries central to the global energy challenge. The awards in India and China will directly support new research on a wide range of issues. For example, in India, the research will explore everything from how improved environmental quality impacts learning in schools to how low-income workers make labor supply decisions in anticipation of extreme heat. In China, the research will look at the health impacts of transboundary air pollution, incentives to implement local green energy policies, and more.
The grants are the first to be awarded after EPIC added Harris Public Policy scholars Fiona Burling and Shaoda Wang to the leadership teams in September as deputy directors of EPIC-India and EPIC-China, respectively. The research grants will allow EPIC-India and EPIC-China to broaden the scope of their research and further engage the University of Chicago’s leading scholars in solving the vital challenges India and China face.