Papers and Presentations

Paper: Designing Index-based Insurance for Managing Asset Risk in Northern Kenya

The research team describes the methodology used to design the contract and its underlying index of predicted area-average livestock mortality in Index-based Livestock Insurance. The Principal Investigator describes the contract pricing and the risk exposures of the underwriter to establish IBLI’s reinsurability on international markets.

Presentation: Labor Markets and Poverty in Village Economies

About 1 billion people still live in extreme poverty.  With labor being their only outlet, understanding the link between labor market choices and poverty is key to poverty reduction. This presentation took place in Washington DC, United States on June 29, 2016 by BRAC.

Presentation: Heterogeneous Wealth Dynamics: The Role of Risk ans Ability

Poverty traps are commonplace in policy debates today, however, when these poverty traps exist what, where, why and for whom are the next series of questions. This presentation is based on the AMA Innovation Lab projects for the Conference on the Economics of Asset Dynamics and Poverty Traps.

Presentation: Depression for Economists

The goal of this presentation is to understand Major depression disorder (MDD) through the lens of economics. This presentation took place in Washington DC, United States on June 28, 2016 and was done by Jonathan de Quidt, Princeton University.