About Me

Doug Barnes is an extensively published infrastructure sociologist with a strong background in economics who specializes in energy and environmental issues. I have been involved in rural energy, household energy and international development issues for the last 35 years. I have worked for 25 years at the World Bank and 4 years at Resources for the Future both of which are located in Washington DC. During my 25 year career at the World Bank I completed books on energy in developing countries with publishers such as Oxford University and Routledge Press.

Recently I have turned my writing experience to exploring my lifetime passion of bicycling.  I also am volunteering at the Bicycle Loan Program at Great Falls Tavern in the C & O Canal National Historic Park.  I am working on a manuscript with the title The Happiness Machine: Life on Two Wheels over Sixty Years. Some passages from the work can be found on this site.

Education:  BA: Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, 1969; MA: St. John's University, New York, 1973; PhD: University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, 1979.

For my author page on Amazon go to: amazon.com/author/dougbarnes.

For my blog on household energy and rural electrification issues see my website Energy for Development.

Contact Information: E-Mail: barnesdf@gmail.com; Twitter: @DouglasFBarnes


Banner Photo by Doug Barnes taken at Widewater on the C & O Canal National Historical Park. Location is near Old Anglers Inn, Potomac Maryland.