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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

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

7:15-8:15 p.m. Insurance Literacy and the Behavioral Effects of Index Insurance (Glenn Harrison -Georgia State University, Karlijn Morsink- Utrecht University, and Mark Schneider - Georgia State University)

8:15-9:15 p.m. Does free hospitalization insurance change health care consumption of the poor? Short-term evidence from Pakistan. (Simona Helmsmuller, Andreas Landmann - University of Mannheim)

Saturday, February 22

7:30-8:30 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. Deregulation, competition and insurer switching Evidence from China’s automobile insurance market reform (Wei Zheng -Peking University, Yi Yao - Peking University, Peng Shi - University of Wisconsin Madison, Yinglu Deng - Tsinghua University)

10:30-11 a.m. Break: Astor Place

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

Noon-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, Regina Raissa -Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia)

3:15-3:45 p.m.Break: Astor Place

3:45-4:45 p.m. Conditional Cash transfers and household welfare Trajectories: Long term impacts of a short timing differential (Irene Clavijo - Paris School of Economics)

6 p.m. Dinner: Location to be determined

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)

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