I am an environmental economist with research interests at the intersection of environment, energy and development. I study how lack of access to modern energy services affects environmental and socioeconomic outcomes in poor countries. I am also interested in what drives the effectiveness of environmental and development interventions in remote, rural settings.

I am currently an Atkinson Postdoctoral Fellow at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University. I graduated with a PhD in Environmental Economics from Duke University in 2019.


📧 faraz [dot] usmani [at] cornell [dot] edu