Penelope Buckley

Penelope Buckley

PhD Researcher

About Me

I am a PhD researcher at GAEL - Grenoble Applied Economics Laboratory at the University Grenoble Alpes, France.

I explore ways to incentivise households to reduce their energy consumption, 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

  • beaker euro
    Experimental Economics
  • beaker euro
    Consumer Behaviour
  • beaker euro
  • beaker euro
    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 use methodologies from consumer behaviour research and experimental economics in order to analyse household and consumers’ preferences and behaviour with regard to 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




  • May - Grenoble School of Political Science


  • 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