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Shonali Pachauri is currently Senior Research Scholar in the Energy (ENE) Program at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). She joined IIASA in 2005. Her research over the last decade has focused on the socioeconomic, demographic and environmental dimensions of household energy use in the developing world. In her present capacity she coordinates and leads research on analyzing heterogeneities in energy access and use in the developing world, policy pathways for achieving universal modern energy access, and assessing the wider impacts of this for sustainable development. Her broader research interests include the socioeconomic aspects of energy access, use and choice; resource use and access in relationship to lifestyles, poverty and development; energy access, demand and fuel choice modeling as well as the analysis of embodied energy of household consumption in developing countries.
Dr. Pachauri recently served on the Executive Committee of the Global Energy Assessment (GEA) and was Convening Lead Author for the chapter on Energy Access for Development. She is also author of over 30 journal publications, a book published by Springer, and several book chapters and policy reports. She is a member of the editorial board for the journal Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy. Dr. Pachauri has served as a reviewer for the Starters Grants of the European Research Council (ERC), the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE).
Prior to joining IIASA, she worked as a postdoctoral scholar with the Centre for Energy Policy and Economics (CEPE) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETHZ). Her professional experience also includes three years of consulting with an Indian firm working on rural natural resource management projects. Dr. Pachauri was awarded her doctorate from ETHZ in 2002 for her work on an energy analysis of household consumption in India. She also holds an MSc in environmental and resource economics from University College London (UCL).
Last update: 18-FEB-2014
Guo F & Pachauri S (2017). China's Green Lights Program: A review and assessment. Energy Policy 110: 31-39. DOI:10.1016/j.enpol.2017.08.002.
Guo F, Pachauri S, & Cofala J (2017). Cost-effective subsidy incentives for room air conditioners in China: An analysis based on a McFadden-type discrete choice model. Energy Policy 110: 375-385. DOI:10.1016/j.enpol.2017.08.039.
Ahmad S, Pachauri S, & Creutzig F (2017). Synergies and trade-offs between energy-efficient urbanization and health. Environmental Research Letters 12 (11): 1-17. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/aa9281.
McCollum D, Gomez Echeverri L, Busch S, Pachauri S, Parkinson S, Rogelj J, Krey V, Riahi K, et al. (2017). Connecting the Sustainable Development Goals by their energy inter-linkages. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-17-006
Dobrotkova Z, Dorner D, Daly D, Gielen D, Saygin D, Winkler S, Neil S, Riahi K, et al. (2017). Future Prospects. In: Global Tracking Framework 2017: Progress Towards Sustainable Energy. pp. 93-102 Washington DC: World Bank. ISBN 978-1-4648-1084-8 DOI:10.1596/978-1-4648-1084-8.
Narula K, Sudhakara Reddy B, Pachauri S, & Mahendra Dev S (2017). Sustainable energy security for India: An assessment of the energy supply sub-system. Energy Policy 103: 127-144. DOI:10.1016/j.enpol.2017.01.001.
Cameron C, Pachauri S, Rao N, McCollum D, Rogelj J, & Riahi K (2017). Synergies and Trade-offs between Climate Mitigation and Universal Access to Clean Cooking Goals. In: IIASA Institutional Evaluation 2017, 27 February-1 March 2017, IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
KC S, Kiesewetter G, Pachauri S, Rao N, & Valin H (2017). SCHEMA, a crosscutting project: Accounting for Socioeconomic Heterogeneity in IIASA Models. In: IIASA Institutional Evaluation 2017, 27 February-1 March 2017, IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
Rao N, Min J, Mastrucci A, & Pachauri S (2017). Decent Living Energy: How much energy do we ‘need’ to provide minimum living standards to all? In: IIASA Institutional Evaluation 2017, 27 February-1 March 2017, IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
Rao N & Pachauri S (2017). Energy access and living standards: some observations on recent trends. Environmental Research Letters 12 (2): e025011. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/aa5b0d.
Fricko O, Havlik P, Rogelj J, Klimont Z, Gusti M, Johnson N, Kolp P, Strubegger M, et al. (2017). The marker quantification of the Shared Socioeconomic Pathway 2: A middle-of-the-road scenario for the 21st century. Global Environmental Change 42: 251-267. DOI:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.06.004.
Narula K, Sudhakara Reddy B, & Pachauri S (2017). Sustainable Energy Security for India: An assessment of energy demand sub-system. Applied Energy 186: 126-139. DOI:10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.02.142.
Pahle M, Pachauri S, & Steinbacher K (2016). Can the Green Economy deliver it all? Experiences of renewable energy policies with socio-economic objectives. Applied Energy: 1331-1341. DOI:10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.06.073.
Rao N, Sauer P, & Pachauri S (2016). Explaining Income Inequality Trends in Countries: An Integrated Approach. WU Vienna University of Economics and Business
Groh S, Pachauri S, & Rao N (2016). What are we measuring? An empirical analysis of household electricity access metrics in rural Bangladesh. Energy for Sustainable Development 30: 21-31. DOI:10.1016/j.esd.2015.10.007.
Cameron C, Pachauri S, Rao N, McCollum D, Rogelj J, & Riahi K (2016). Policy trade-offs between climate mitigation and clean cook-stove access in South Asia. Nature Energy 1: e15010. DOI:10.1038/nenergy.2015.10.
Lam NL, Pachauri S, Purohit P, Nagai Y, Bates MN, Cameron C, & Smith KR (2016). Kerosene subsidies for household lighting in India: what are the impacts? Environmental Research Letters 11 (4): 044014. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/11/4/044014.
Cameron C, Pachauri S, Rao N, Riahi K, & Ummel K (2015). Synergies and Trade-offs between Climate Mitigation and Universal Access to Clean Cooking Goals. In: Systems Analysis 2015 - A Conference in Celebration of Howard Raiffa, 11 -13 November, 2015, Laxenburg, Austria.
Groh S, Pachauri S, & Rao N (2015). You are what you measure! But are we measuring it right? An empiric analysis of energy access metrics based on a multi-tier approach in Bangladesh. In: Micro Perspectives for Decentralized Energy Supply Proceedings of the International Conference. Eds. Schafer, M., pp. 129-136 Berlin, Germany: Universitätsverlag der TU Berlin. ISBN 978-3-7983-2744-3
Zeyringer M, Pachauri S, Schmid E, Schmidt J, Worell E, & Morawetz UB (2015). Analyzing grid extension and stand-alone photovoltaic systems for the cost-effective electrification of Kenya. Energy for Sustainable Development 25: 75-86. DOI:10.1016/j.esd.2015.01.003.
Pachauri S (2014). Household electricity access a trivial contributor to CO2 emissions growth in India. Nature Climate Change 4 (12): 1073-1076. DOI:10.1038/nclimate2414.
Grubler A, Nakicenovic N, Pachauri S, Rogner H-H, & Smith KR (2014). Energy Primer. Online Textbook based on Chapter 1 of the Global Energy Assessment (GEA). IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria (September 2014)
Watson R, Nakicenovic N, Rosenthal E, Goldenberg J, Amann M, & Pachauri S (2014). Tackling the Challenge of Climate Change: A Near-term Actionable Mitigation Agenda. The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS)
Rogelj J, Rao S, McCollum DL, Pachauri S, Klimont Z, Krey V, & Riahi K (2014). Air-pollution emission ranges consistent with the representative concentration pathways. Nature Climate Change 4 (6): 446-450. DOI:10.1038/nclimate2178.
Lam NL, Pachauri S, Nagai Y, Cameron C, & Purohit P (2014). Characterizing kerosene demand for light in India and evaluating the impact of measures affecting access and dependence. In: M. Schaefer et al., Proceedings, "Innovating Energy Access for Remote Areas: Discovering Untapped Resources", 10-12 April 2014, University of Berkeley, CA, USA.
Mainali B, Pachauri S, Rao ND, & Silveira S (2014). Assessing rural energy sustainability in developing countries. Energy for Sustainable Development 19: 15-28. DOI:10.1016/j.esd.2014.01.008.
Pachauri S (2014). Book review: Energy Access, Poverty, and Development: The Governance of Small-scale Renewable Energy in Developing Asia, by Benjamin K. Sovacool, Ira Martina Drupady (2012). Energy 68: 1007-1008. DOI:10.1016/j.energy.2014.02.084.
Kimemia D, Vermaak C, Pachauri S, & Rhodes B (2014). Burns, scalds and poisonings from household energy use in South Africa: Are the energy poor at greater risk? Energy for Sustainable Development 18: 1-8. DOI:10.1016/j.esd.2013.11.011.
van Ruijven BJ, Levy MA, Biermann F, & Pachauri S (2014). Enhancing the relevance of shared socioeconomic pathways for climate change impacts, adaptation and vulnerability research. Climatic Change 122 (3): 481-494. DOI:10.1007/s10584-013-0931-0.
Jurisoo M, Pachauri S, Johnson O, & Lambe F (2014). Can low-carbon options change conditions for expanding energy access in Africa? Stockholm Environment Institute
Rao S, Pachauri S, Dentener F, Kinney P, Klimont Z, Riahi K, & Schoepp W (2013). Better air for better health: Forging synergies in policies for energy access, climate change and air pollution. Global Environmental Change 23 (5): 1122-1130. DOI:10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2013.05.003.
Pachauri S & Rao ND (2013). Gender impacts and determinants of energy poverty: Are we asking the right questions? Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 5 (2): 205-215. DOI:10.1016/j.cosust.2013.04.006.
Pachauri S, van Ruijven BJ, Nagai Y, Riahi K, van Vuuren DP, Brew-Hammond A, & Nakicenovic N (2013). Pathways to achieve universal household access to modern energy by 2030. Environmental Research Letters 8 (2): no.024015. DOI:10.1088/1748-9326/8/2/024015.
Calvin K, Pachauri S, De Cian E, & Mouratiadou I (2013). The effect of African growth on future global energy, emissions, and regional development. Climatic Change 136 (1): 109-125. DOI:10.1007/s10584-013-0964-4.
Pachauri S, Scott A, Scott L, & Shepherd A (2013). Energy for All: Harnessing the Power of Energy Access for Chronic Poverty Reduction. Policy Guide 3, Chronic Poverty Advisory Network (CPAN)
Krey V, O'Neill BC, van Ruijven B, Chaturvedi V, Daioglou V, Eom J, Jiang L, Nagai Y, et al. (2012). Urban and rural energy use and carbon dioxide emissions in Asia. Energy Economics 34 (3): S272-S283. DOI:10.1016/j.eneco.2012.04.013.
Rao S, Chirkov V, Dentener F, van Dingenen R, Pachauri S, Purohit P, Amann M, Heyes C, et al. (2012). Environmental modeling and methods for estimation of the global health impacts of air pollution. Environmental Modeling & Assessment DOI:10.1007/s10666-012-9317-3.
van Vliet O, Krey V, McCollum DL, Pachauri S, Nagai Y, Rao S, & Riahi K (2012). Synergies in the Asian energy system: Climate change, energy security, energy access and air pollution. Energy Economics 34 (3): S470-S480. DOI:10.1016/j.eneco.2012.02.001.
Grubler A, Johansson TB, Muncada L, Nakicenovic N, Pachauri S, Riahi K, Rogner H-H, & Strupeit L (2012). Chapter 1: Energy primer. In: Global Energy Assessment: Toward a Sustainable Future. Eds. Team, GEA Writing, pp.99-150 (October 2012): Cambridge University Press and IIASA.
Pachauri S, Brew-Hammond A, Barnes DF, Bouille DH, Gitonga S, Modi V, Prasad G, Rath A, et al. (2012). Chapter 19: Energy access for development. In: Global Energy Assessment: Toward a Sustainable Future. Eds. Team, GEA Writing, pp.1401-1458 (October 2012): Cambridge University Press and IIASA.
Riahi K, Dentener F, Gielen D, Grubler A, Jewell J, Klimont Z, Krey V, McCollum DL, et al. (2012). Chapter 17: Energy pathways for sustainable development. In: Global Energy Assessment: Toward a Sustainable Future. Eds. Team, GEA Writing, pp.1203-1306 (October 2012): Cambridge University Press and IIASA.
Narula K, Nagai Y, & Pachauri S (2012). The role of Decentralized Distributed Generation in achieving universal rural electrification in South Asia by 2030. Energy Policy 47: 345-357. DOI:10.1016/j.enpol.2012.04.075.
Mainali B, Pachauri S, & Nagai Y (2012). Analyzing cooking fuel and stove choices in China till 2030. Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 4 (3) DOI:10.1063/1.4730416.
Nilsson M, Heaps C, Persson A, Carson M, Pachauri S, Kok M, Olsson M, Rehman I, et al. (2012). Energy for a Shared Development Agenda: Global Scenarios and Governance Implications. Research Report, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Stockholm, Sweden (June 2012)
Pachauri S, Urge-Vorsatz D, & LaBelle M (2012). Synergies between energy efficiency and energy access policies and strategies. Global Policy 3 (2): 187-197. DOI:10.1111/j.1758-5899.2011.00165.x.
Bazilian M, Nussbaumer P, Rogner H-H, Brew-Hammond A, Foster V, Pachauri S, Williams E, Howells M, et al. (2012). Energy access scenarios to 2030 for the power sector in sub-Saharan Africa. Utilities Policy 20 (1): 1-16. DOI:10.1016/j.jup.2011.11.002.
Pachauri S & Spreng D (2012). Towards an integrative framework for energy transitions of households in developing countries. In: Tackling Long-Term Global Energy Problems: The Contribution of Social Science. Eds. Spreng, D, Fueller, T, Goldblatt, DL & Minsch, J, Dodrecht: Springer. DOI:10.1007/978-94-007-2333-7.
Nagai Y & Pachauri S (2012). Policy Scenarios for Achieving Universal Modern Energy Access by 2030. In: Worlds Within Reach: From Science To Policy - IIASA 40th Anniversary Conference, 24-26 October 2012, Hofburg Congress Center, Vienna and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
Pachauri S (2012). Deprivations and Inequalities in Multiple Dimensions: Electricity Access for Improving Human Well-being. In: Worlds Within Reach: From Science To Policy - IIASA 40th Anniversary Conference, 24-26 October, 2012, Hofburg Congress Center, Vienna and IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria.
Pachauri S, Rao ND, Nagai Y, & Riahi K (2012). Access to Modern Energy: Assessment and Outlook for Developing and Emerging Regions. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria
Foell W, Pachauri S, Spreng D, & Zerriffi H (2011). Household cooking fuels and technologies in developing economies. Energy Policy 39 (12): 7487-7498. DOI:10.1016/j.enpol.2011.08.016.
Pachauri S, Zerriffi H, Foell W, & Spreng D (2011). Clean cooking fuels and technologies in developing economies. Energy Policy 39 (12): 7485-8202.
Rao S, Chirkov V, Dentener F, van Dingenen R, Pachauri S, Purohit P, Amann M, Heyes C, et al. (2011). Estimation of the Global Health Impacts of Air Pollution. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-11-035
Pachauri S (2011). Reaching an international consensus on defining modern energy access. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 3 (4): 235-240. DOI:10.1016/j.cosust.2011.07.005.
Pachauri S & Cherp A (2011). Editorial Overview - Energy security and energy access: Distinct and interconnected challenges. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability 3 (4): 199-201. DOI:10.1016/j.cosust.2011.07.006.
Bazilian M, Nussbaumer P, Rogner H-H, Brew-Hammond A, Foster V, Pachauri S, Williams E, Howells M, et al. (2011). Energy Access Scenarios to 2030 for the Power Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa. Nota di Lavoro 68.2011, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), Milan, Italy
Doll CNH & Pachauri S (2010). Estimating rural populations without access to electricity in developing countries through night-time light satellite imagery. Energy Policy 38 (10): 5661-5670. DOI:10.1016/j.enpol.2010.05.014.
O'Neill BC, Dalton M, Fuchs R, Jiang L, Pachauri S, & Zigova K (2010). Global demographic trends and future carbon emissions. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107 (41): 17521-17526. DOI:10.1073/pnas.1004581107.
Zigova K, Fuchs R, Jiang L, O'Neill BC, & Pachauri S (2009). Household Survey Data Used in Calibrating the Population-Environment-Technology Model. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-09-046
Grubler A & Pachauri S (2009). Problems with burden-sharing proposal among one billion high emitters. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 106 (43): E122-E123. DOI:10.1073/pnas.0909994106.
Grubler A & Pachauri S (2009). Problems with burden-sharing proposal among one billion high emitters (Letters). [[PNAS]], 106(43):E122-E123 (27 October 2009)
Fuchs R, Pachauri S, & O'Neill BC (2009). Production Data for the Population-Environment-Technology (PET) Model. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-09-025
Spreng D & Pachauri S (2009). Changes in energy consumption in India with special emphasis on the use of non-commercial energy. In: Energie. Eds. Rohr, R. von, Walde, P. & Batlogg, B., Switzerland pp.75-86: vdf Hochschulverlag AG an der ETH Zurich. ISBN 978-3-7281-3219-2
Pachauri S & Jiang L (2008). The household energy transition in India and China. Energy Policy 36 (11): 4022-4035. DOI:10.1016/j.enpol.2008.06.016.
Pachauri S & Mueller A (2008). An analysis of electricity access and use in Indian households: A regional decomposition of consumption for 1980-2005. In: Proceedings, 31st IAEE International Conference: Bridging Energy Supply and Demand: Logistics, Competition and Environment, 18-20 June 2008.
Pachauri S & Jiang L (2008). The Household Energy Transition in India and China. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-08-009
Pachauri S (2007). An Energy Analysis of Household Consumption. Changing Patterns of Direct and Indirect Use in India. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. ISBN 978-1-4020-4301-7
Pachauri S (2006). Conclusions and reflections. In: An Energy Analysis of Household Consumption. pp. 181-198 Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. ISBN 978-1-4020-5712-0_7 DOI:10.1007/978-1-4020-5712-0_7.
Pachauri S (2006). Disaggregate household energy requirements. In: An Energy Analysis of Household Consumption. pp. 109-149 Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. ISBN 978-1-4020-5712-0 DOI:10.1007/978-1-4020-5712-0_5.
Pachauri S (2006). Energy analysis and energy intensities for India. In: An Energy Analysis of Household Consumption. pp. 39-84 Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. ISBN 978-1-4020-5712-0 DOI:10.1007/978-1-4020-5712-0_3.
Pachauri S (2006). Introduction (An Energy Analysis of Household Consumption). In: An Energy Analysis of Household Consumption. pp. 1-12 Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. ISBN 978-1-4020-5712-0 DOI:10.1007/978-1-4020-5712-0_1.
Pachauri S (2006). An Overview of energy consumption in India. In: An Energy Analysis of Household Consumption. pp. 13-38 Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. ISBN 978-1-4020-5712-0 DOI:10.1007/978-1-4020-5712-0_2.
Pachauri S (2006). Total and average household energy requirements. In: An Energy Analysis of Household Consumption. pp. 85-108 Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. ISBN 978-1-4020-5712-0 DOI:10.1007/978-1-4020-5712-0_4.
Pachauri S, Kemmler A, Boesch M, & Deb K (2006). The adverse health implications of fuelwood consumption among Indian householders. In: 29th IAEE International Conference, 7-10 June 2006.
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