Lampietti, Julian A.

Food and Agriculture Global Practice, the World Bank
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Last updated January 31, 2023
Julian Lampietti is the global engagement manager in the Agriculture and Food Global Practice. His responsibilities include strategic planning, donor outreach, and oversight for global knowledge and advisory programs. Previously, he managed the Agriculture and Food program in the Middle East, North Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Julian used to be based in Buenos Aires, Argentina and he has published books and journal articles on a broad range of topics including poverty, economics, agriculture, food security, logistics, and energy. He has a Ph.D. in public policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s degree in natural resources economics from Duke University.

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    Revisiting Reform in the Energy Sector : Lessons from Georgia
    (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2004) Lampietti, Julian A. ; Gonzalez, Hernan ; Wilson, Margaret ; Hamilton, Ellen ; Vashakmadze, Sergo
    This paper reviews the changes in the supply of electricity and gas from the perpective of households, utility operators, and the government. The objective is to highlight lessons from the reforms implemented and to apply them to the future reform program planned for the rest of the energy sector. The paper concludes that improved service quality and the increased supply of clean and subsidized natural gas have offset the potentially negative impact of higher electricity prices. Despite very good performance by the privatized electricity distribution company in Tbilisi, the sustainability of the reform program is still in doubt. Consolidated government expenditures on energy have increased, but to a large extent this simply recognizes costs that were incurred, but not paid, prior to reform. Existing subsidies to households for electricity provide compensation beyond levels that produce large welfare gains. Changing the subsidy system to base targeting on actual levels of electricity consumption while providing enough compensation to ensure the household received a basic level of electricity, would be one option to improve subsidy targeting.
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    People and Power : Electricity Sector Reforms and the Poor in Europe and Central Asia
    (Washington, DC: World Bank, 2007) Lampietti, Julian A. ; Banerjee, Sudeshna Ghosh ; Branczik, Amelia
    Empirical insights on household behavior and electricity consumption patterns in this book reveal that, in Europe and Central Asia, the erosion of tariff based subsidies has disproportionately affected the poor, while direct transfers through social benefit systems have often been inadequately targeted. The book suggests alternative strategies for achieving cost-recovery in the electricity sector in a socially and politically acceptable manner, providing lessons that are equally relevant for other utilities and regions.