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Time and Risk at #OxCSAE2017: Present bias in the lab, incentives and overoptimism and informal risk-sharing vs. formal insurance
The CSAE Conference finished yesterday. Over the next days our team of student bloggers will present you with a selection of interesting and notable papers. With more than 300 papers presented at the CSAE Conference, we are unfortunately unable to do … Continue reading
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The Potential for Mobile Technology to Improve Agricultural Efficiency
The spread of mobile technology has been transformative in many developing countries. Mobile phones have lowered price dispersion, enabled mobile banking and transfers, and connected an increasing number of people to the internet. Agricultural production in developing countries has been … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged Agriculture, Development, Household decision-making, mobile phone, Risk and insurance, Rural, technology Comments Off on The Potential for Mobile Technology to Improve Agricultural Efficiency
World Development Report 2014: a missed opportunity?
The World Development Report is the flagship statement by the World Bank on development for the upcoming year. As someone who spends a considerable amount of time working on risk and insurance in developing countries, I was excited to see … Continue reading
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What have we learned from all the agricultural microinsurance pilots?
This blog post is based on a keynote speech given by Daniel Clarke at the 8th International Microinsurance Conference, on 8 November 2012. Since 2003 there have been a large number of agricultural insurance pilots in low income countries. Many … Continue reading