the basics:

I am an Assistant Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago and a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. I study energy and environmental economics, with a focus on the developing world. Prior to joining Harris, I was a postdoc in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago. I hold a PhD in agricultural and resource economics from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BA in economics, political science, and German from Williams College.


open position:

I am looking to hire a research assistant. This is a (hopefully) exciting opportunity to work on big questions in energy/environmental and/or development economics and hone skills in preparation for a PhD. Please see application details here!

recent-ish stuff:

teaching materials: PPHA 34600 — Program evaluation

publication: Improving transparency in observational social science research: A pre-analysis plan approach

working paper: Out of the Darkness and Into the Light? Development Effects of Rural Electrification (with Louis Preonas)

working paper: Panel Data and Experimental Design (with Louis Preonas and Matt Woerman)

working paper: Machine Learning from Schools about Energy Efficiency (with Christopher Knittel, David Rapson, Mar Reguant, and Catherine Wolfram)


contact me:

email: burlig@uchicago.edu

phone: (650) 283-2931

sign up for office hours: here