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Up in Smoke: The Influence of Household Behavior on the Long-Run Impact of Improved Cooking Stoves

Rema Hanna, Esther Duflo, Michael Greenstone

NBER Working Paper No. 18033
Issued in May 2012

---- Acknowledgements -----

This project is a collaboration involving many people and organizations. Foremost, we are deeply indebted to Gram Vikas and especially to Joe Madiath, who made this research possible. We are grateful for insightful comments from Jessica Cohen, Pascaline Dupas, Edward Glaeser, Seema Jayachandran, Margaret McConnell, Grant Miller, Mushfiq Mobarak, Rohini Pande, and Rebecca Thornton and seminar participants at Harvard, Michigan, UC San Diego, and the NBER Environmental Economics Meetings. We thank John McCracken for advice on emissions monitoring and Dr. Vandana Sharma for training the team on health monitoring. We thank Yusuke Taishi, Raymond Guiteras, Ritwik Sakar, Annie Duflo, Reema Patnaik, Anup Kumar Roy, Shobhini Mukerji, Mihika Chatterjee, Trevor Bakker, and KB Prathap for their excellent work coordinating the fieldwork. Sarah Bishop, Gabriel Tourek, Mahvish Shaukat, and Samuel Stopler provided superb research assistance. For financial support, we thank the MIT Energy Initiative, the Centre for Microfinance at the Institute of Financial Management and Research, the Institut Veolia Environement, and the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation. A portion of this work was conducted while Dr. Hanna was a fellow at the Science Sustainability Program at Harvard University. The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.

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