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GRIR 2020

February 21-23, 2020

Risk Considerations and Insurance in Developing Countries

Friday, February 21

5-6 p.m. Reception: Astor Place (Entrance to St. John’s is on 3rd Avenue at 8th Street)

6-7 p.m. Drivers of Insurance Market Development in Central, Eastern, & Southeastern Europe (Patricia Born - Florida State University, Doug Bujakowski - Drake University)

7-8 p.m. The Determinants of Good and Bad Insurance Decisions (Glenn Harrison -Georgia State University, Karlijn Morsink- Utrecht University, and Mark Schneider - Georgia State University)   


Saturday, February 22

8-8:30 a.m. Breakfast: Astor Place

8:30-9:30 a.m. On the Impacts of Objective and Subjective Risks in Crop Insurance Demand: Evidence from In-the-Field Choice Experiments in China (Calum Turvey, Yinuo An - Cornell University)

9:30-10:30 a.m. Does free hospitalization insurance change health care consumption of the poor?  Short-term evidence from Pakistan.  (Simona Helmsmuller, Andreas Landmann – University of Mannheim)

10:30-11 a.m. Break: Astor Place

11 a.m.-12 p.m. The index insurance take up puzzle: new experimental and quasi experimental evidence from Burkina Faso (Gülce Opuz, Istanbul Technical University)

12-1:15 p.m. Lunch on your own

1:15-2:15 p.m. Parametric Insurance and Technology Adoption in Developing Countries (Enrico Biffis and Erik Chavez - Imperial College, London, Alexis Louaas and Pierre Picard -CREST, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France)

2:15 - 3:15 p.m. The Moment Magnitude of an Earthquake as a Parametric Trigger for a Catastrophe Bond: The Megathrust Mid 2 Sumatera, Indonesia, as a Case Study (Dumaria R Tampubolon and Regina Raissa, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia)

3:15-3:45 p.m. Break: Astor Place

3:45-4:45 p.m. Long-term Impacts of the timing of Conditional Cash Transfers on Households’ Economic Mobility(Irene Clavijo - Paris School of Economics)

5:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner: Otto Enoteca Pizzeria (One 5th Avenue)


Sunday, February 23  

8-8:30 a.m. Breakfast: Astor Place

8:30-9:30 a.m. Poverty and Hurricane Risk Exposure in Jamaica (Nekeishaa Spencer - University of the West Indies, Ericb Strobl - University of Bern)

9:30-10:30 a.m. Spatial Correlation among Maize Markets in Tanzania: A Risk Analysis (Anais Goburdhun - CREST, Ecole Polytechnique, Universite Paris-Saclay)

Download a PDF of the Conference Agenda. 

Drivers of Insurance Market Development in Central, Eastern, & Southeastern Europe (PDF)
Patricia Born, Florida State University
Doug Bujakowski, Drake University

The Determinants of Good and Bad Insurance Decisions (PDF)
Glenn Harrison, Georgia State University
Karlijn Morsink, Utrecht University
Mark Schneider, Georgia State University

The index insurance take-up puzzle: new experimental and quasi-experimental evidence from Burkina Faso (PDF)
Quentin Steoffler, Istanbul Technical University
Gulce Opuz, Istanbul Technical Univesity

Parametric insurance and technology adoption in developing countries (PDF)
Enrico Biffis, Imperial College, London, England, United Kingdom
Alexis Louaas, CREST, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France
Pierre Picard, Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France

The Moment Magnitude of an Earthquake as a Parametric Trigger for a Catastrophe Bond: The Megathrust Mid 2 Sumatera, Indonesia, as a Case Study (PDF)
Dumaria Tampubolon, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
Regina Raissa, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

Long-term Impacts of the timing of Conditional Cash Transfers on Households’ Economic Mobility (PDF)
Irene Clavijo, Paris School of Economics

Does free hospitalization insurance change health care consumption of the poor? Short-term evidence from Pakistan (PDF)
Simona Helmsmuller, University of Mannheim
Andreas Landmann, University of Gottingen

Poverty and Hurricane Risk Exposure in Jamaica
Nekeisha Spencer, University of West Indies, Jamaica
Eric Strobl, University of Bern, Switzerland

Spatial Correlation among Maize Markets in Tanzania: a Risk Analysis (PDF)
Anais, Goburdhun, CREST, Ecole Polytechnique, Universite Paris-Saclay

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