Susanna Berkouwer
Job Market Paper:
Credit, inattention, and the under-adoption of profitable energy efficient technologies in Kenya
CV:
Fields of research:
  • Primary: Environmental and Energy Economics, Development Economics
  • Secondary: Behavioral Economics, Political Economy
Publications / Working Papers:
  • Electric heating and the effects of temperature on household electricity consumption in South Africa.
    ​Revision Requested from The Energy Journal. February 2019. Available here.
     

  • ​Hardware, apps, and surveys at scale: Insights from measuring grid reliability in Accra, Ghana. 
    N. Klugman, J. Adkins, S. Berkouwer, K. Abrokwah, I. Bobashev, P. Pannuto, M. Podolsky, A. Suseno, R. Thatte, C. Wolfram, J. Taneja, and P. Dutta. ​The second annual ACM SIGCAS Conference on Computing and Sustainable Societies (COMPASS '19). July 2019. Available here.
     

Education:
  • PhD, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley (Expected 2020)
  • MS, Agricultural and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley (2016)
  • MA, International and Development Economics, Yale University (2013)
  • BSc, Statistics with Economics, University College London (2010)
Honors and Awards:
  • Awards
    2019: 
    US Association for Energy Economics (USAEE) Student Paper Award
    2018: Art Rosenfeld Award for Energy Efficiency

    Grants
    2019: Rocca Dissertation Research Fellowship ($6,000)
    2018: International Growth Center ($24,300), Weiss Family Program Fund for Research in Development Economics ($31,544), Economic Development and Institutions Grant ($360,954), Rocca Dissertation Research Fellowship ($6,000), Xlab Behavioral Research Grant ($3,000), ARE Graduate Student Travel Grant ($1,500)
    2017: Rocca Pre-dissertation Research Fellowship ($4,000), Xlab Behavioral Research Grant ($3,000), Levin Family Seed Grant ($2,000), ARE Graduate Student Travel Grant ($1,500), Graduate Assembly Travel Award ($300)
    2016: Development Impact Lab Top-up Translation Grant ($173,000), ARE Graduate Student Travel Grant ($1,500)
    Earlier: Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Scholarship ($13,000), Dr Hendrik Muller’s Vaderlandsch Fonds Grant ($4,000), Ernest Hecht Faculty Undergraduate Scholarship ($3,000)

Teaching:
  • Data and Decisions - Haas School of Business (GSI) UC Berkeley, Fall 2017
  • Economics of Poverty Alleviation - Department of Economics (TF) Yale University, Spring 2013
  • Economics of Natural Resources - Department of Economics (TF) Yale University, Fall 2012
References:
  • Meredith Fowlie
    Professor, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics
    Email: fowlie@berkeley.edu
    Phone: +1 (510) 285-7722

    Catherine Wolfram
    Professor, Haas School of Business
    Email: cwolfram@berkeley.edu
    Phone: +1 (510) 761-5943

    Edward Miguel
    Professor, Department of Economics
    Email: emiguel@berkeley.edu
    Phone: +1 (510) 393-7677

    Dmitry Taubinsky
    Professor, Department of Economics
    Email: dmitry.taubinsky@berkeley.edu
    Phone: +1 (707) 480-8125

Contact Information:

247-A University Hall
Agricultural & Resource Economics University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, California 94720

Email: berkouwer@berkeley.edu
Phone: +1 (646) 371-6426

Web: www.susannaberkouwer.com

Placement Directors:

Professor Maximilian Auffhammer
auffhammer@berkeley.edu
Tel: +1 (510) 643-5472

Professor Sofia Villas-Boas
sberto@berkeley.edu
Tel: +1 (510) 409-4341

Placement Officer:

Diana Lazo
lazo@berkeley.edu
Tel: +1 (510) 642-3345

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