PhD defence

Technology Adoption and institutions; evidence from field experiments in Cameroon

PhD candidate NF (Niccolò) Meriggi MSc
Promotor EH (Erwin) Bulte
Co-promotor C (Koos) Gardebroek
Organisation Wageningen University, Development Economics

Tue 29 November 2022 11:00 to 12:30

Venue Omnia
Room Groot Auditorium


Although several welfare improving technologies are available, the adoption of these technologies remains puzzlingly low. This appears to be especially true for prospective adopters residing in Low Income Countries (LICs), for whom the adoption of these technologies would be most beneficial. This thesis focuses on factors that have been considered to prevent the adoption of welfare improving technologies in LICs, test the short and longer term impact of strategies aiming at increasing uptake for two different technologies, and studies two specific social processes that may underlay the adoption decision – though not testing their direct impact on the adoption decision for a specific technology.