Selected Publications


Abhishek Kar, Michael Brauer, Rob Bailis, and Hisham Zerriffi. “Erratum to “The risk of survey bias in self-reports vs. actual consumption of clean cooking fuels”[World Dev. Perspect. 18 (2020) 100199].” World Development Perspectives 23 (2021): 100319

René Reyes, Harry Nelson, and Hisham Zerriffi. 2021. “How Do Decision Makers´ Ethnicity and Religion Influence the Use of Forests? Evidence from Chile.Forest Policy and Economics 128 (2021): 102462

Devyani Singh, Hisham Zerriffi, Rob Bailis, and Valerie LeMay. 2021. “Forest, Farms and Fuelwood: Measuring Changes in Fuelwood Collection and Consumption Behavior from a Clean Cooking Intervention.” Energy for Sustainable Development 61 (2021): 196–205

Mohammad Maksimul Islam, Roshan Wathore, Hisham Zerriffi, Julian D. Marshall, Rob Bailis, and Andrew P. Grieshop. 2021. “In-Use Emissions from Biomass and LPG Stoves Measured during a Large, Multi-Year Cookstove Intervention Study in Rural India.” Science of the Total Environment 758 (2021): 143698

Sandeep Pai, and Hisham Zerriffi. 2021. “A Novel Dataset for Analysing Sub-National Socioeconomic Developments in the Indian Coal Industry.” IOP SciNotes 2 (1): 014001


Parisa Chegounian, Hisham Zerriffi, and Vikramaditya G. Yadav. “Engineering Microbes for Remediation of Oil Sands Tailings” Science & Society 38 (2020): 1192-1196

Vikas Menghwani, Hisham Zerriffi, Alexandros Korkovelos, Babak Khavari, Andreas Sahlberg, Mark Howells, Dimitris Mentis. “Planning with justice: Using spatial modelling to incorporate justice in electricity pricing – The case of Tanzania” Applied Energy 264 (2020): 114749

Abhishek Kar, Michael Brauer, Rob Bailis, Hisham Zerriffi. “The risk of survey bias in self-reports vs. actual consumption of clean cooking fuels” World Development Perspectives 18 (2020): 100199

Sandeep Pai, Hisham Zerriffi, Jessica Jewell, Jaivik Pathak. “Solar has greater techno-economic resource suitability than wind for replacing coal mining jobs” Environment Research Letters (2020)

Abhishek Kar, Shonali Pachauri, Rob Bailis, Hisham Zerriffi. “Capital cost subsidies through India’s Ujjwala cooking gas programme promote rapid adoption of liquefied petroleum gas but not regular use” Nature Energy 5 (2020): 125-126

Alexandro Korkovelos, Hisham Zerriffi, Mark Howells, Morgan Bazilian, H-Holger Rogner, Francesco Fuso Nerini. “A Retrospective Analysis of Energy Access with a Focus on the Role of Mini-Grids” Sustainability 12(5) (2020): 1793


E. Puzzolo, H. Zerriffi, E. Carter, H. Clements, H. Stokes, P. Jagger, J. Rosenthal, H. Petach. “Supply Considerations for Scaling Up Clean Cooking Fuels for Household Energy in Low-and Middle‐Income Countries” Geohealth 3(12) (2020): 370-390

Kelly Sharp, Hisham Zerriffi, Philippe Le Billion. “Land scarcity, resettlement, and food security: Assessing the effect of voluntary resettlement on diet quality in Malawi” Food Security 12 (2020): 191-205

Abhishek Kar, Shonali Pachauri, Rob Bailis, Hisham Zerriffi. “Using sales data to assess cooking gas adoption and the impact of India’s Ujjwala programme in rural Karnataka” Nature Energy 4 (2019): 806-814

Francesco Fuso Nerini, Benjamin Sovacool, Nick Hughes, Laura Cozzi, Ellie Cosgrave, Mark Howells, Massimo Tavoni, Julia Tomei, Hisham Zerriffi, Ben Milligan. “Connecting climate action with other Sustainable Development Goals” Nature Sustainability 2 (2019): 674-680

Tonya Smith, Janette Bulkan, Hisham Zerriffi, James Tansey. “Indigenous peoples, local communities, and Payments for Ecosystem Services” The Canadian Geographer 63(4) (2019): 616-630

Jordan Levine, Aigahysh Isaeva, Hisham Zerriffi, Ian M. S. Eddy, Marc Foggin, Sarah E. Gergel, Shannon M. Hagerman. “Testing for consensus on Kyrgyz rangelands: local perceptions in Naryn oblast” Ecology and Society 24(4): 36


Francesco Fuso Nerini, Nick Hughes, Laura Cozzi, Ellie Cosgrave, Mark Howells, Benjamin Sovacool, Massimo Tavoni, Julia Tomei, Hisham Zerriffi, Ben Milligan. “Correspondence: Use SDGs to guide climate action Nature 557 (2018): 31

Singh, Devyani,Ther Aung, Hisham Zerriffi. Resource Collection Polygon (RCP): A spatial analysis of woodfuel collection patterns”. Energy for Sustainable Development45 (2018): 150-158

Joleen Timko, Philippe Le Billon, Hisham Zerriffi, Jordi Honey-Roses, Ian de la Roche, Chris Gaston, Terry CH Sunderland, Robert Kozak. “A policy nexus approach to forests and the SDGs: tradeoffs and synergies.” Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability34 (2018): 7-12

Abhishek Kar and Hisham Zerriffi. “From cookstove acquisition to cooking transition: Framing the behavioural aspects of cookstove interventions” Energy Research and Social Sciences 42 (2018): 23-33

Kelly Sharp, Philippe Le Billon and Hisham Zerriffi. “Land reforms and voluntary resettlement: household participation and attrition rates in Malawi” The Journal of Peasant Studies

Wang, Yu, Mahmood Ebadian, Shahab Sokhansanj, Erin Webb, Hisham Zerriffi, Anthony Lau. “A novel risk analysis methodology to evaluate the economic performance of a biorefinery and to quantify the economic incentives for participating biomass producers.” Biofuels, Bioproducts & Biorefining

Michiko Namazu, Don MacKenzie, Hisham Zerriffi, and Hadi Dowlatabadi. “Is Carsharing for Everyone? Understanding the Diffusion of Carsharing Services.” Transport Policy 63 (2018): 189-199

Reyes, Rene, Harry Nelson, Hisham Zerriffi. “Firewood: Cause or Consequence? Underlying Drivers of Firewood Production in the south of Chile” Energy for Sustainable Development 42 (2018): 97-108


Devyani Singh, Shonali Pachauri and Hisham Zerriffi. “Environmental Payoffs of LPG Cooking in India” Environmental Research Letters 12 (2017)

Sameer H. Shah and Hisham Zerriffi. “Urban water demand, climatic variation, and irrigation-water insecurity: interactive stressors and lessons for water governance from the Angat River basin (Philippines).” Water International (2017)

Ian M.S. Eddy , Sarah E. Gergel, Nicholas C. Coops, Geoffrey M. Henebry, Jordan Levine, Hisham Zerriffi, Evgenii Shibkov. “Integrating remote sensing and local ecological knowledge to monitor rangeland dynamics.Ecological Indicators, Vol. 82 (2017): 106-116

A series of reports done for the US Agency for International Development: Decentralized Energy Portfolio Review.  Includes country case studies in Brazil, Tanzania and India.

Levine, Jordan, Aiganysh Isaeva, Ian Eddy, Marc Foggin, Sarah Gergel, Shannon Hagerman, Hisham Zerriffi. “A cognitive approach to the post-Soviet Central Asian pasture puzzle: new data from Kyrgyzstan.” Regional Environmental Change, Vol. 17:3 (2017): 941-947


Shigaeva, Jyldyz, Shannon Hagerman, Hisham Zerriffi, Chris Hergarten, Aiganysh Isaeva, Zuura Mamadalieva & Marc Foggin. “Decentralizing governance of agropastoral systems: The development and practice of “local governance” during the transitional phase of pasture reforms in Kyrgyzstan.” Mountain Research and Development Vol. 36:1 (2016):91:101


Riehl, Brianne, Hisham Zerriffi and Robin Naidoo. “Effects of community-based natural resource management on household welfare in Namibia.” PLoSONE (2015)

Freeman, Olivia and Hisham Zerriffi. “Complexities and Challenges in the Emerging Cookstove Market in India.” Energy for Sustainable Development Vol. 24 (2015):33-43


Freeman, Olivia and Hisham Zerriffi. “How You Count Carbon Matters: Implications of Differing Cookstove Carbon Credit Methodologies for Climate and Development Co-Benefits.” Environmental Science and Technology Vol. 48 (2014):14112-14120

Aunan, Kristin, Hisham Zerriffi and Nigel Bruce. “Review 11: Costs and Financing for Adoption at Scale.” World Health Organization Indoor Air Quality Guidelines: Household Fuel Combustion. Geneva: World Health Organization (2014). Role: Convening Lead Author

Thurber, Mark C., Himani Phadke, Sriniketh Nagavarapu, Gireesh Shrimali, Hisham Zerriffi. “‘Oorja’” in India: Assessing a Large-Scale Commercial Distribution of Improved Cookstoves to Households.” Energy for Sustainable Development Vol. 19 (2014):138-150


Sara Elder, Hisham Zerriffi, and Philippe Le Billon. “Is Fairtrade certification greening agricultural practices? An analysis of Fairtrade environmental standards in Rwanda.” Journal of Rural Studies. Vol. 32, (October 2013).


Sara Elder, Hisham Zerriffi, and Philippe Le Billon. “Effects of Fair Trade Certification on Social Capital: The Case of Rwandan Coffee Producers.” World Development. Vol. 40, No. 11 (November 2012).

Freeman, Olivia, and H. Zerriffi, Carbon credits for cookstoves: Trade-offs in climate and health benefits. Forestry Chronicle. Vol. 88, No. 5 (October 2012)

Brew-Hammond, Abeeku, Vijay Modi, Douglas Barnes, Minoru Takada, Amitav Rath, Hisham Zerriffi, Shonali Pachauri and Daniel Bouille. ‘Rural Energy and Access in Developing Countries’. Global Energy Assessment. Cambridge University Press. 2012

Anderson, E., K.M. Findlater, O.E. Freeman, J. Levine, C. Morinville, M. Peloso, L. Rodina, G. Singh, D. Tesfamichael, L. Harris and H. Zerriffi. Bridging disciplinary and professional divides to improve international development research at universities. In: Leal, W. (ed.) Sustainable Development at Universities: New Horizons. Peter Lang Scientific Publishers, Frankfurt. 2012

Emily Anderson and Hisham Zerriffi. “Seeing the Trees for the Carbon: Agroforestry for Development and Carbon Mitigation.” Climatic Change. Vol. 115, No. 3-4, pp. 741-757.


Simon Donner, Milind Kandlikar and Hisham Zerriffi. “Policy Forum: Preparing to Manage Climate Change Financing.”  Science. Vol. 334 no. 6058 pp. 908-909

Zerriffi, Hisham. Rural Electrification: Strategies for Distributed Generation. Dordrecht: Springer. 2011

Wesley Foell, Shonali Pachauri, Daniel Spreng and Hisham Zerriffi. “Household Cooking Fuels and Technologies in Developing Economies.Energy Policy (Special Issue on Clean Cooking Fuels and Technologies in Developing Economies). V. 39, No. 12 (2011): pp. 7487-7496

Shrimali, Gireesh, Alexander Slaski, Mark C. Thurber, and Hisham Zerriffi. “Improved Stoves in India: A Study of Sustainable Business Models.” Energy Policy (Special Issue on Clean Cooking Fuels and Technologies in Developing Economies). V. 39, No. 12 (2011): pp. 7543-7556

Kowsari, Reza and Hisham Zerriffi, “Three Dimensional Energy Profile: A new conceptual framework for analyzing rural household energy use.” Energy Policy (Special Issue on Clean Cooking Fuels and Technologies in Developing Economies). V.39, No. 12 (2011): pp. 7505-7517

Ho Lem, Claudia , Hisham Zerriffi and Milind Kandlikar. ‘Who participates in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and why: A quantitative assessment of the national representation of authors in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change‘. Global Environmental Change Vol. 21, No. 4 (October 2011).

Hisham Zerriffi, “Innovative Business Models for the Scale-Up of Access Efforts for the Poorest.” Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability (Special Issue: Energy Systems) Vol. 3, No. 4 (September 2011).

Kandlikar, Milind, Hisham Zerriffi and Claudia Ho Lem. ‘Science, Decision-Making and Development: Coping with Climate Variability in Less-Industrialized Countries‘. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change. Vol. 2, No. 2 (2011)


Peng, Wuyuan, Hisham Zerriffi and Jiahua Pan. ‘Household Level Fuel Switching in Rural Hubei‘. ENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT. Vol. 14, No. 3 (2010)

Zerriffi, Hisham and Elizabeth Wilson. ‘Leapfrogging Over Development? The Promotion of Rural Renewables for Climate Change Mitigation‘. ENERGY POLICY Vol. 38, No. 4. (2010)

Zerriffi, Hisham. ‘From Acai to Access: Distributed Electrification in Brazil’. International Journal of Energy Sector Management. Vol. 2.Special Issue on Managing Sustainability in Developing Electricity Markets (April 2008).

Zerriffi, Hisham, Hadi Dowlatabadi and Alex Farrell. ‘Incorporating Stress in Electric Power Systems Reliability Models‘. ENERGY POLICY. 35.1 (January 2007): 61 – 75.

Farrell, Alex, Hisham Zerriffi and Hadi Dowlatabadi. ‘Energy Infrastructure and Security‘. ANNUAL REVIEW OF ENVIRONMENT AND RESOURCES. 29 (2004).