Hisham Zerriffi

Hisham Zerriffi

Assistant Professor, Forest Resources Management

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(604) 827-4468
(604) 822-9106
2424 Main Mall, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada, V6T 1Z2
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Dr. Zerriffi’s research is at the intersection of technology, energy and the environment, with a particular focus on rural areas of the developing world. Much of his research focuses on institutional factors impacting the diffusion of new technology, determinants and patterns of household energy choice and welfare implications of rural energy use. Prior to joining the UBC Faculty, Dr. Zerriffi was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, Stanford University. Dr. Zerriffi holds a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in Engineering and Public Policy.

Current Research
· the role of institutions in the deployment and diffusion of small-scale energy technologies
· business models used to provide distributed electricity to rural areas in Brazil, Cambodia and China
· environmental effectiveness of rural renewable energy programs
· survey analyses on household time budgets and on determinants of household electricity consumption