Saidou Abdoulaye Sy will present at the WIDER Seminar Series on 17 April 2019.
Abstract – Measuring energy poverty in Senegal: A new multidimensional energy poverty index focusing on fuzzy sets approach
Many African countries, particularly Senegal, continue to face serious energy problems which have not yet been resolved. To tackle this issue, many sets of initiatives relating to the governments aimed at reducing energy poverty of significant sectors of the population or helping the most energy poor in these countries, is needed. However, measuring energy poverty is the prior of any energy policy targeted to struggle it. Therefore it’s fundamental to pay an important attention to measurements allowing the rigorous assessment of energy poverty. It is widely argued in the literature on energy poverty that multidimensional energy poverty index is superior to those unidimensional. This notwithstanding, these multidimensional index don’t emphasize the nature of energy poverty given that this phenomenon differ from country to country, from area to area and from household to household and has an uncertain character. Thus, this paper focuses on multidimensional energy poverty index based on fuzzy sets approach with the aim of finding suitable, complete and trustworthy method of measuring energy poverty.
About the Speaker
Saidou Abdoulaye Sy is a PhD Student at the University of Tunis El Manar where he was graduated of Master of research of Quantitative economics and Bachelor of mathematical economics and Econometrics.
His research interests are Energy economics, International trade and Quantitative methods. He has worked on gravity model applied to international trade: an analysis trade flows of Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS) by different econometric approaches as part of master thesis. Currently, his doctoral research focuses on Energy poverty in Senegal: Determinant and Measures.
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