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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
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Economics | Macroeconomics
The research examines Bangladesh’s energy policies with respect to development, climate change, and environmental risks by comparing three plans for 2050: business-as-usual (BAU), a government renewable plan, and an alternate green plan, along five aspects: investment costs, employment, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, environmental costs, and social costs. The model used is an Input Output Model, which calculates factor inputs (land, water, labor, emissions: GHG and co-pollutants) for energy-related sectors considered in the three plans. To apply the model to specific plants for a more accurate estimate of localized environmental and social costs, and to analyze distributional impacts, a supplemental field-study was conducted for fossil fuel and renewable energy plants at two different locations in Bangladesh.
Kamal, Rohini, "Bangladesh's Energy Policy: Economic, Environmental, and Climate Change Impacts" (2019). Doctoral Dissertations. 1688.