Susanna Berkouwer
Researcher, Energy Institute at the Haas School of Business

Areas of Expertise
Political Economy of the Power Sector, Environmental and Energy Economics

Susanna Berkouwer is a Hub Fellow, a graduate student researcher at the Energy Institute at the Haas School of Business, and a PhD Candidate at UC Berkeley, studying development economics and environmental and energy economics. Susanna’s research employs economic tools and methods to study environmental and energy issues in Africa. Her current projects investigate: market failures and behavioral biases in the adoption of energy efficient technologies in Nairobi; the political economy of Kenya’s nationwide rural electrification project; the socio-economic impacts of power outages in Accra; and the impact of temperature changes on electricity use in South Africa. Prior to beginning doctoral studies Susanna worked as a Research Fellow at Harvard University and at NBER, researching environmental regulations and healthcare in India. She holds an MA in International and Development Economics from Yale University and a BSc Statistics with Economics from the University College London.

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