Susanna Berkouwer is an Assistant Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy at the Wharton School. Their research interests include developmental, environmental, behavioral, and political economics.
Berkouwer is affiliated with Wharton’s Business, Climate, and Environment Lab, Analytics at Wharton, the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, and the Penn Development Research Initiative. Berkouwer is a co-organizer for the Energy Economics & Finance Seminar at the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, and they are on the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion at Wharton. They have won several grant awards, including Penn Global Engagement, Ripple Blockchain Research Fund, USAID Power Africa, Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, Mack Institute for Innovation Management, Analytics at Wharton, Wharton Global Initiatives, and from the Wharton Risk Center.
They also won honorable mention for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation with the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association. Before coming to Wharton in 2020, they worked as a Research Fellow at Harvard University’s Evidence for Policy Design and as a trade finance analyst at Citibank in London, Johannesburg, and Nairobi. Berkouwer earned a PhD from UC Berkeley, an MA from Yale University, and a BSc from the University College London.