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Measuring energy poverty and it's effect on people's health and wellbeing outcomes - Online

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Britain’s energy regulator Ofgem is set to increase its cap on energy prices by 54% this April 2022. This is in response to the skyrocketing price of gas, aggravated by demand picking up as countries relaxed lockdown measures, low-wind speeds, and bottlenecks in supply chains. Over the same period, a recent ONS survey found that of the adults who reported a rise in the cost of living, 79% reported energy bills among the relevant causes.

This two-day online course aims to postgraduate researchers and analysts interested in quantitative analysis of energy poverty and its effect on people’s wellbeing. This consists of lectures and practical sessions on measurement of energy poverty and on (causal) analysis on its effect of people’s health and wellbeing outcomes.

The measurement of fuel poverty can be explored from two key perspectives. The objective approach relies primarily on household income and expenditure on energy bills to measure the prevalence of fuel poverty. In contrast, the subjective (sometimes referred to the ‘consensual’) approach uses households stated ability to afford energy at a reasonable price as well as characteristics of the home (e.g., damp). We will explore the advantages and disadvantages of these approaches. In addition, we will explore key associations between fuel poverty and outcomes that affect the health, wellbeing and wealth of individuals.

The course covers:

  • The set of different measures to define energy poverty;
  • (Causal) analytical methods to explore the association of energy poverty with health and wellbeing outcomes;
  • Empirical evidence on the association between various definitions of energy poverty and wellbeing outcomes;
  • Practical example and real word evidence using Stata. 

By the end of the course participants will:

  • be able to understand the different definitions of energy poverty;
  • be aware of the set of analytical methods to be used in the analysis of the association between energy poverty and wellbeing outcomes;
  • implement analysis using Stata on the measurement of energy poverty based on its various definitions;
  • implement (causal) econometric analysis to explore the association between energy poverty and a set of wellbeing outcomes.

This course is suitable for postgraduate researchers and analysts interested in energy poverty research including (but not limited to): Academics, Government Researchers, Third sector organisations and Consultancy analysts.

Course Code

NCRMMEP

Course Leader

Dr Apostolos Davillas and Dr Andrew Burlinson
Course Description

Programme

Day 1 – Fuel poverty measurement

8:00-10:00 – Introduction to energy poverty

10:00-10:15 (Virtual) coffee break (Q&A session)

10:15-11:45 – How to measure energy poverty (objective approach)

11:45-13:15 – How to measure energy poverty (subjective approach)

13:15-14:15 Lunch

14:15-15:15 Practical sessions using Stata and illustrative examples

Day 2  – The effects of fuel poverty

8:00-10:00 – The impact of fuel poverty on health and wellbeing

10:00-10:15 (Virtual) coffee break (Q&A session)

10:15-11:45 – Energy prices and food consumption patterns

11:45-13:15 – Fuel poverty and financial distress

13:15-14:15 Lunch

14:15-15:15 Practical sessions using Stata and illustrative examples

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