Kathryn McDermott

Kathryn McDermott is a Research Associate at J-PAL Africa where she works on the welfare effect of prepaid electricity meters. Kathryn holds an Honours degree in Economics from Stellenbosch University and prior to joining J-PAL in 2014 she completed her Master’s in Economics, which will be conferred in December 2014.

Content by Kathryn McDermott
  • Project

    Paying for power: Prepaid electricity and the spending patterns of the poor

    Revenue recovery is a challenge for electricity providers in developing countries. Poor customers often struggle to pay monthly bills, and providers face both cost and political economy barriers to enforcing payment. Increasingly, prepayment is used to solve this problem in the electricity and water sectors. However, little work has been done so far to understand how...

    24 Aug 2017 | Kelsey Jack, Kathryn McDermott, Anja Sautmann