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.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016:
4:15pm - 5:00pm, ”Do Energy Efficiency Investments Deliver at the Right Time?“
Judson Boomhower (Stanford University)
Paper joint with Lucas Davis (UC Berkeley)
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
US Grant Hotel, San Diego, CA
An all-day pre-conference workshop on “Field Experiments: Design, Methods and Applications”. The workshop co-leaders were E2e Faculty Affiliate Meredith Fowlie (UC Berkeley) and Professor Mushfiq Mobarak (Yale).
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
10:30 am - 11:30 am PDT
This webinar focused 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), gave an overview of RCTs and described how they can be applied to evaluate energy efficiency programs. Attendees also received 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.
In this half day (1pm to 4pm) workshop, participants learned 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 was 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
This workshop was 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
This course gave an overview of RCTs and described 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
April 11, 2014
Executive Education: Evaluation Strategies for Action-Oriented Leaders and Policy Makers
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.
August 26, 2013
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.