CREB - Center for Research in Economics and Business

Political consequences of reliable electricity: results from a RDD in Pakistan

Project members:
The Principal Investigator Farah Said, Lahore School of Economics
Co-Principal Investigators Jacopo Bonan, Fondazione Eni Enrico Matteis
Giovanna d'Adda, University of Milan
Luke Sonnet, University of California, Los Angeles

They propose to leverage an existing relationship with the large utility in Pakistan, and a wealth of administrative and electoral data to estimate correlational and causal relationships between political preferences and energy quality. Their main focus of this proposal is to study the causal effect of load shedding on political support for incumbents and challengers across parties.