Content by Joshua Dean
Publication - Policy Brief
How do credit and psychology affect the adoption of profitable energy efficient technologies in Kenya?
Energy efficient technologies are often cited for their potential to meet sustainable development goals by slowing greenhouse gas emissions and generating financial savings for households living in poverty, but adoption of energy efficient technologies remains low. This study conducts a randomised experiment with 1,000 low-income households in Nairobi. The authors...
Publication - Working Paper
Behavioural barriers to energy efficiency in development contexts: evidence from charcoal cookstoves
This project aims to quantify how behavioural biases and market frictions affect poor households’ adoption and usage of energy efficient durables. This will be the first paper to rigorously quantify the energy efficiency gap, causally identify the mechanisms driving this gap and estimate its welfare effects, and it will do so in a high-stakes development setting. In...