Penelope Buckley

Penelope Buckley

PhD Researcher

About Me

I am a Post-doc at BETA - Bureau d'Economie Théorique et Appliquée at the Université de Lorraine, France.

I explore ways to encourage households to reduce their impact on the planet and to adopt greener practices at a time when the world is transitioning to renewable energy sources, and when consumers are becoming more aware of their impact on the planet.

Research Interests

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    Experimental Economics
  • beaker euro
    Consumer Behaviour
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    Energy Consumption

On My Thesis

Household electricity consumption behaviour:
A meta-analysis and experimental approaches.

Supervised by Daniel Llerena and Cédric Clastres.
Defended 3 May, 2019

I explore and analyse household and consumers’ preferences and behaviour with regard to their use of smart meters and dynamic pricing for managing their electricity consumption.

In particular, I look at how consumers behave and adapt in response to the different incentives that can be delivered via a smart meter, with the goal of reducing energy consumption and making residential energy demand more flexible.


  • 2019
  • PhD

    Household electricity consumption behaviour:
    A meta-analysis and experimental approaches.

  • 2015
  • Master

    Economics and Statistics

  • 2014
  • Master


    Grenoble Ecole de Management
  • 2011
  • Bachelor

    Economics and French

    University of Kent

Current Research

  • Buckley, P. and Llerena, D. (2018)
  • Buckley, P.
    Incentivising households to reduce electricity consumption: A meta-analysis.
  • Buckley, P.
    Barriers to acceptance and adoption of smart meters and incentives to lower residential energy consumption.
  • Buckley, P., Llerena, D.
    Field experiment on social conformity and varying remuneration for different efforts.
  • Buckley, P., Roussillon, B., Teyssier, S.
    Loss aversion framing to incentivise small efforts for repetitive tasks.



  • Feb - PErSEUs Metz (invited speaker)
  • Feb - GAEL Grenoble


  • Jul - BETA Nancy (invited speaker)
  • May - Sciences Po Grenoble


  • Nov - FAEE Paris (invited speaker)
  • Sep - University of Kent Canterbury (invited speaker)
  • Sep - BIEE Oxford
  • Jun - WCERE Gothenburg
  • Jun - IAEE Groningen
  • Mar - Université Grenoble Alpes
  • Jan - University of St Gallen


  • Nov - AIEE Rome
  • Nov - FAEE Paris
  • Mar - Université Grenoble Alpes


  • May - Grenoble Applied Economics Laboratory