Hisham Zerriffi Forest Sciences Centre 2024
Tel: (604) 827-4468
Email: hisham.zerriffi@ubc.ca
Website: http://profiles.forestry.ubc.ca/person/hisham-zerriffi


Hisham Zerriffi, Associate Professor, Department of Forest Resources Management and Faculty Affiliate, Liu Institute for Global Issues, has focused his research on the intersection of technology, energy and the environment, with a particular focus on rural areas of the developing world. Much of his research focuses on institutional factors impacting the diffusion of new technology, determinants and patterns of household energy choice and welfare implications of rural energy use.

Prior to joining the UBC Faculty, Dr. Zerriffi was a Postdoctoral Fellow with the Program on Energy and Sustainable Development, Stanford University. Dr. Zerriffi holds a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University in Engineering and Public Policy.

For more information about Professor Zerriffi’s research, graduate supervision (including how to apply to join his research group) and recent publications, please visit www.zerriffi.org

Select Publications

Effects of Community-Based Natural Resource Management on Household Welfare in Namibia, PLOS ONE, 20 May 2015.

Sriniketh Nagavarapu, Himani Phadke, Mark C Thurber, Hisham Zerriffi, Gireesh Shrimali. ‘Oorja’ in India: Assessing a large-scale commercial distribution of advanced biomass stoves to households, Energy for Sustainable Development, Volume 19, Pages 138-158, April 2014.

Zerriffi, Hisham. Complexities and challenges in the emerging cookstove carbon market in India, Energy for Sustainable Development, Volume 19, Pages 138-158, April 2014.

Philippe Le Billon, Hisham Zerriffi, Sara D. Edler. Is Fairtrade certification greening agricultural practices? An analysis of Fairtrade environmental standards in Rwanda, Journal of Rural Studies, Volume 32, Pages 264-274. 1 October 2013.

Hisham Zerriffi, Emily Anderson. Seeing the trees for the carbon: agroforestry for development and carbon mitigation, Climatic Change, Volume 115, December 2012.

Hisham Zerriffi, Household cooking fuels and technologies in developing economies, Energy Policy, Volume 39, Issue 12, Pages 7487–7496, December 2011.

Zerriffi, Hisham. Three dimensional energy profile: A conceptual framework for assessing household energy use, Energy Policy, Volume 39, Issue 12, Pages 7505–7517, December 2011.

Zerriffi, Hisham. Improved stoves in India: A study of sustainable business models, Energy Policy, Volume 39, Issue 12, Pages 7543–7556, December 2011.

Hisham Zerriffi, Milind Kandlikar, Simon Donner. Preparing to Manage Climate Change Financing, Science, Vol. 334 no. 6058 pp. 908-909, 18 November 2011.

Claudia Ho-Lem, Milind Kandlikar, Hisham Zerriffi. 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, Volume 21, Issue 4, Pages 1308–1317, October 2011.

Zerriffi, Hisham. Innovative business models for the scale-up of energy access efforts for the poorest, Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, Volume 3, Issue 4, Pages 272-278, September 2011.

Hisham Zerriffi, Milind Kandlikar, Claudia Ho Lem. Science, decision-making and development: Managing the risks of climate variation in less-industrialized countries, Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, Volume 2, Issue 2, 2 Feb 2011.

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

Zerriffi, Hisham. Household Level Fuel Switching in Rural Hubei, PESD Publications, Stanford University, 20 August 2008.

Zerriffi, Hisham. From açaí to access: distributed electrification in rural Brazil, International Journal of Energy Sector Management, Volume 2, Issue 1, Page 90-117, 8 May 2008.

Zerriffi, Hisham. Making Small Work: Business Models for Electrifying the World, Program on Energy and Sustainable Development
Working Paper #63
 Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, Stanford University, 1 September 2007.