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Upcoming Events:

The E2e Project will present conferences, seminars, and classes throughout the year. Be sure to join our mailing list to be notified of upcoming events.

 

CURRENT Event:


Sunday, October 15, 2017, 1:30pm - 5:00pm:

A Short Course on Randomized Energy-Efficiency Evaluations at the Hyatt Regency in Sacramento, California

Instructors: Professor Maximilian Auffhammer, University of California, Berkeley and Professor Mar Reguant, Northwestern University

This is a pre-conference workshop at the 2017 Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change Conference

Course Decsription: This course gives an overview of RCTs and describes how they can be applied to evaluate energy-efficiency programs. The course also provides practical suggestions on how RCTs can be implemented and alternative approaches if an RCT is infeasible. This course will also provide an overview of machine learning and discuss how these methods can be used for energy efficiency evaluation. Machine learning is an exciting new toolbox that can be used to leverage smart meter data. The material covered is designed for energy-efficiency professionals with some training in statistics.

Fee: $65
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Past Events:


Tuesday, June 28, 2016:

"Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver at the Right Time?"

4:15pm - 5:00pm,
Public Seminar presented by Judson Boomhower (Stanford University).
Paper joint with Lucas Davis (UC Berkeley)


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

US Grant Hotel, San Diego, CA

"Field Experiments: Design, Methods and Applications"

An all-day pre-conference workshop on “Field Experiments: Design, Methods and Applications”. The workshop co-leaders are E2e Faculty Affiliate Meredith Fowlie (UC Berkeley) and Professor Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale).

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

10:30 am - 11:30 am PDT

"Webinar: Experimental Design and Energy Efficiency Programs"

This webinar focuses on randomized control trials (RCTs), which are the gold standard for evaluating the effectiveness of programs in a wide variety of fields, including medicine, education, and international development.

E2e Faculty Affiliate Max Auffhammer (UC Berkeley), gives an overview of RCTs and describes how they can be applied to evaluate energy efficiency programs. Attendees also receive practical suggestions for how RCTs can be implemented and alternative approaches if an RCT is infeasible. 


Monday, March 16, 2015

"Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver? Evidence from the Weatherization Assistance Program"
Results presented by Catherine Wolfram, University of California, Berkeley
Paper joint with Michael Greenstone (University of Chicago) and Meredith Fowlie (University of California, Berkeley)

8:00 am - 9:15 am
Resources for the Future
1616 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20036


December 10, 2014

Don’t Deny, Encourage! A Primer on Randomized Encouragement Designs, at the Grand Hyatt Washington DC.

Course Description:

In this half day (1pm to 4pm) workshop, participants learn the basics of randomized encouragement designs:

  • What is a randomized encouragement design
  • A simple introduction to the statistical theory behind randomized control trials
  • How to implement randomized encouragement designs
  • Examples and case studies of real-world randomized encouragement designs
  • Alternative approaches to randomized encouragement design

The material covered is designed for program managers in utilities, Public Service Commission staff and commissioners, public servants involved in program design and evaluation, academic researchers involved in the design and implementation of field experiments, and small non-profits interested in having their programs evaluated.

Instructors: Prof. Catherine Wolfram, University of California - Berkeley, Dr. Annika Todd, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Prof. Sebastien Houde, University of Maryland

Fee: $40

This workshop is part of the 2014 Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change Conference in Washington, DC Sunday, December 07, 2014 - Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Link to BECC's Website.


September 8, 2014

Randomized Control Trials for Energy Efficiency Evaluation, at the International Energy Policies and Programmes Evaluation Conference in Berlin, Germany

Course Description:

This course gives an overview of RCTs and describes how they can be applied to evaluate energy-efficiency programs. The course also provided practical suggestions on how RCTs can be implemented and alternative approaches if an RCT is infeasible. The material covered is designed for energy-efficiency professionals with some training in statistics.

Instructor: Professor Maximilian Auffhammer, University of California, Berkeley
Half Day Workshop: €45
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April 11, 2014
Executive Education: Evaluation Strategies for Action-Oriented Leaders and Policy Makers

Course Description:

Are you a results-focused official whose job it is to help government get significantly better results and use scarce tax dollars wisely? This half-day course is designed to get you up to speed about using program evaluation to drive results. That includes identifying truly successful programs as well as improving the performance of existing programs.

Scarce dollars need to be targeted at programs that can deliver the highest returns. Rigorous evaluations, such as Randomized Control Trials (RCTs) and quasi-experimental methods, deliver the evidence needed to identify those programs. Only by capturing and measuring the full response to a program can we produce an accurate and informative cost-benefit analysis. This course gives an overview of RCTs and quasi-experimental approaches and describes how they can be used to evaluate a wide variety of government programs. Participants will then break into smaller teams and discuss potential evaluation approaches to be used within their agency.

Course Agenda


August 26, 2013

Executive Education: Randomized Control Trials for Energy-Efficiency Evaluation

Course Description:

Randomized control trials (RCTs) are the gold standard for evaluating the effectiveness of programs in a wide variety of fields, including medicine, education, and international development. This course will give an overview of RCTs and describe how they can be applied to evaluate energy-efficiency programs. The course will also provide practical suggestions on how RCTs can be implemented and alternative approaches if an RCT is infeasible. The material covered is designed for energy-efficiency professionals with some training in statistics.

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