S.P. Harish

S.P. Harish is Assistant Professor in Government at the College of William & Mary. He was previously a post-doctoral fellow in Global Governance in the Institute for the Study of International Development at McGill University. He has published in leading journals, including American Political Science ReviewScience AdvancesTerrorism and Political Violence, and Contemporary Southeast Asia. His work has also been featured in popular outlets such as the Economist, The Atlantic, NY Mag, Marginal Revolution and Ideas for India. Harish has a PhD in Political Science from New York University, and a masters in International Relations from the S.Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore.

Content by S.P. Harish
  • Project

    Longitudinal analysis of cooking behaviour in rural Bihar, India

    In India, household air pollution from the combustion of solid fuels like firewood, dung, charcoal, and agricultural residues for daily energy requirements accounts for more than 400,000 premature deaths annually. Through Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), the Government of India is engaged in an ambitious national effort to provide access to clean-burning liquefied...

    23 Nov 2020 | Johannes Urpelainen, S.P. Harish, Carlos Gould, Faraz Usmani

  • Publication - Project Report

    A global database on rural electri cation

    27 Oct 2017 | Michaël Aklin, S.P. Harish, Johannes Urpelainen

  • Publication - Project Report

    Rural electrification with off-grid community microgrids: An impact evaluation in Uttar Pradesh, India

    17 May 2017 | Michaël Aklin, Patrick Bayer, S.P. Harish, Johannes Urpelainen

  • Project

    Rural electrification with off-grid community microgrids: An impact evaluation in Uttar Pradesh, India

    Randomised controlled trial measuring effect of installing solar microgrids in 81 villages in Uttar Pradesh who previously had no electricity and used kerosene lamps to light their homes. Villagers spent considerably less money on buying kerosene after subscribing to the solar service. However, researchers found no evidence of broader socio-economic impacts on...

    17 May 2017 | Michaël Aklin, Patrick Bayer, S.P. Harish, Johannes Urpelainen

  • Project

    A global database of rural electrification

    This project provides new data on global progress in household electrification going back to 1960 for many countries. The data set contains electrification rates for rural, urban, and all households, covers 124 developing countries, and includes 1,035 observations. To the researchers' knowledge, this is the most comprehensive data set on the world’s progress...

    4 Sep 2015 | Johannes Urpelainen, Michaël Aklin, S.P. Harish