Elizabeth Baldwin
Elizabeth Baldwin
Assistant Professor, School of Government & Public Policy
Assistant Professor, Global Change Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs
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Ph.D. School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University-Bloomington, 2015

Elizabeth Baldwin researches energy and water policy implementation in the U.S. and internationally. She is broadly interested the role that civil society and other stakeholders play in implementing natural resource policies, the way that laws and legal rules structure stakeholder involvement, and the degree to which such stakeholder involvement affects policy outcomes. One of her current research projects examines ways that private sector and non-profit organizations affect U.S. state energy efficiency and renewable energy policies. She also has an ongoing research project evaluating the use and governance of off-grid and decentralized energy systems in sub-Saharan African countries.

Baldwin’s work has been published in Governance, Annual Review of Environment and Resources, and Natural Resources Journal.

Baldwin earned her Ph.D. in 2015 from the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University-Bloomington, where she was a research assistant at the Ostrom Workshop on Political Theory and Policy Analysis. She also holds a J.D. from the Indiana University Maurer School of Law and a B.S. in Environmental Policy from Unity College.

Selected Citations: 

Baldwin, E., Washington-Ottombre, C., Cole, D., Dell’Angelo, J., and Evans, T. Forthcoming. Polycentric Governance and Irrigation Reform in Kenya. Governance.

Baldwin, E., Carley, S., Brass, J., and MacLean, L. 2014. Electrification and rural development: issues of scale in distributed generation. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Energy and Environment 4(2).

Brass, J., Carley, S., MacLean, L., and Baldwin, E. 2012. Power for development: An analysis of on-the ground experiences of distributed generation in the developing world. Annual Review of Environment and Resources 37:107–36.

Research Themes: 
Climate and Adaptation
Natural resource management
Stakeholder engagement
Water resources
Distributed generation
Energy conservation
Energy law and policy
Renewable energy
Solar energy systems
Governance, Law, and Policy
Conservation policy
Decision making
Energy law and policy
Energy policy
Environmental law and policy
Institutional analysis
Natural resource management

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