Research by PDRI’s affiliate Susanna Berkouwer on energy efficiency adoption in Nairobi, Kenya was featured in the Chicago Booth Review

September 2020 | Susanna Berkouwer

Could easier credit speed the adoption of energy efficiency?

In the fight against climate change, low- and middle-income countries are crucial, as experts predict they will drive the growth of global energy demand.

But residents there aren’t widely adopting energy-efficient technologies, and research by Wharton’s Susanna B. Berkouwer and Chicago Booth’s Joshua Dean explores several potential reasons for this. They find one to be particularly important: access to credit.

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