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Chris Barrett, "Welfare Gains of Index Insurance"

Friday, October 3, 2014
2:30pm – 3:30pm

Storrs Campus
Oak 337

Please join us for a presentation by Chris Barrett, Professor at Cornell University, titled "Basis Risk and the Welfare Gains from Index Insurance: Evidence from Northern Kenya."

Chris Barrett is the David J. Nolan Director, Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management, and an International Professor of Agriculture, all at the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, as well as a Professor in the Department of Economics and a Fellow of the David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, all at Cornell University. He holds degrees from Princeton (A.B., History, 1984), Oxford (M.S., Development Economics, 1985) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (dual Ph.D., Economics and Agricultural Economics, 1994).

Professor Barrett has published or in press 14 books and more than 260 journal articles or book chapters. These works have attracted more than 15,000 citations, according to Google Scholar. He has been principal investigator (PI) or co-PI on more than $28 million in extramural research grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, the National Science Foundation, the Pew Charitable Trusts, the Rockefeller Foundation, USAID, and various other corporate, foundation, government agency and nongovernmental organization sponsors. He has supervised more than 60 graduate students and post-docs, many of whom are now on leading faculties and in research institutes worldwide. He served as editor of the American Journal of Agricultural Economics from 2003-2008, edits the Palgrave Macmillan book series Agricultural Economics and Food Policy, and is presently an associate editor or editorial board member of the African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, the Egerton (Kenya) Journal of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, the European Review of Agricultural Economics, the Journal of African Economies, the Journal of Agribusiness in Developing and Emerging Economies, the Journal of Development Studies and World Development. He previously served as President of the Association of Christian Economists and on a variety of boards.

He has won several university, national and international awards for teaching, research and public outreach, and is an elected Fellow of both of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association and of the African Association of Agricultural Economists. He lives with his wife, Clara, and five children in Lansing, NY.

Admission is FREE

This event is sponsored by the Human Rights Institute and the Department of Economics

To request reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities and for any other questions regarding this event, please contact Lyndsay Nalbandian at


Lyndsay Nalbandian,

Human Rights Institute (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UConn Master Calendar

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