Liquidity Constraints and Willingness to Pay for Solar Lamps and Water Filters in Jakarta

Robert Lensink*, Tom Raster, Angelique Timmer

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In this study, using the Becker-DeGroot-Marschak mechanism, we assess the Willingness to Pay for water filters and solar lamps in Indonesia. The study shows that credit constraints are important determinants of the low levels of WTP and low adoption rates of preventative health technologies. Providing women with an option to spread out the payments for these products over 50 weekly periods more than doubles the maximum WTP.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)577-587
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Journal of Development Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Sep-2018


  • economics
  • microfinance
  • willingness to pay
  • water filters
  • solar lamps
  • BDM auction
  • Indonesia

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