Daniel Edward Osgood
Updated January 20, 2011
International Research Institute for Climate and Society Phone: (845) 680-4461
Earth Institute, Columbia University Fax: (845) 680-4865
61 Rt. 9W, PO Box 1000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Palisades, NY 10964-8000
University of California, Berkeley.
Ph.D. Agricultural and Resource Economics, December 1999
University of California, Berkeley.
M.S. Agricultural Economics, December 1995
University of California, Berkeley.
B.S. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, May 1992
Emphasis: Control Systems
University of California, Santa Cruz.
B.A. Economics, March 1992
United World College of the Adriatic, Trieste, Italy.
International Baccalaureate, June 1987
Title: “Waste, Precision, and Public Information”
Research advisor: David Zilberman
Research committee: Peter Berck, George Judge, Michael Hanemann, John Radke
Major ﬁeld of study: Resources Minor ﬁeld of study: Development
The International Research Institute for Climate and Society, Earth Institute, Columbia
University. Lead Scientist, Financial Instruments Sector Team. Associate Research Scientist, Economic
Modeling and Climate. 9/04 to Present
University of Arizona. Agricultural and Resource Economics Assistant Professor and Assistant
Specialist (70% Extension, 30% Research). 7/00 to 6/04
University of California, Berkeley. Agricultural and Resource Economics Visiting Assistant
Economist. Professor David Zilberman. 1/00 to 6/00
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Special Services Consultant. Leslie
Lipper, Ph.D. 2/00 to 5/00
University of California, Berkeley. Agricultural and Resource Economics Graduate Student
Researcher. Professors David Sunding and David Zilberman. 6/98 to 12/99
Graduate Student Instructor. Economics of Resources and the Environment. Professor Ujjayant
Chakravorty. 2/98 to 5/98
Graduate Student Researcher. Professor Douglas Parker. 7/97 to 1/98
Field Researcher, Cuba. 6/97
Graduate Student Researcher. Professor David Zilberman. 6/96 to 5/97
Natural Heritage Institute Consultant. 3/98 to 8/99
Western Consortium for Public Health, Berkeley Consultant. 7/96 to 9/96
University of California, Berkeley. Physics Senior Engineering Aid. Professor Andrew Lange. 8/90
IDB Communications Group, Los Angeles Technician. Summer, 1989
1. “Index Insurance, Production Practices, and Probabilistic Climate Forecasts” Miguel Carriquiri and
Daniel Osgood Journal of Risk and Insurance (Accepted)
2. “Disease Forecasts and Livestock Health Disclosure: a Shepherd’s Dilemma” American Journal of
Agricultural Economics 2010; doi:10.1093/ajae/aap042 Glenn Sheriﬀ and Daniel Osgood.
3. “Long-Term Consequences of Short-Term Precipitation Shocks: Evidence from Brazilian Migrant
Households” Valerie Mueller and Daniel Osgood. Agricultural Economics. 40(6), Sep 2009.
4. “Long-term Impacts of Droughts on Labor Markets in Developing Countries: Evidence from Brazil”
Valerie Mueller and Daniel Osgood Journal of Development Studies. Vol 45. No 10. 1-13. Nov 2009.
Items from paper used in “Equity and Eﬃciency in the Greenhouse: Responding to Climate change
In Latim America and the Caribbean.” Pablo Fajnzylber and John Nash. World Bank.
5. “Habitat preservation and restoration: Do homebuyers have preference for quality habitat?” R.H.
Bark-Hodgkins , D.E. Osgood, B.G. Colby, G. Katz, and J. Stromberg. Ecological Economics Vol 68
6. “Eﬀectiveness of malaria control in Eritrea, 1998 to 2003” Patricia M Graves, Daniel Osgood,
Madeleine C Thomson, Kiros Sereke, Afwerki Araia, Andemariam WeldeMicael, Mehari Zerom,
Pietro Ceccato, Michael Bell, John del Corral, Shashu Ghebreselasie, Eugene P Brantly, Tewolde
Ghebremeskel. Tropical Medicine and International Health Vol 13, Issue 2, Feb 2008 pp 218-228.
7. “Economic Value of Seasonal Climate Forecasts for Agriculture: Review of Ex-Ante Assessments and
Recommendations for Future Research” Francisco J. Meza, James W. Hansen, and Daniel Osgood
Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, American Meteorological Society, Vol 47, Issue 5
(May 2008) pp. 1269-1286.
8. “Innovations in Climate Risk Management: Protecting and Building Rural Livelihoods in a Variable
and Changing Climate” James W Hansen, Walter Baethgen, Dan Osgood, Pietro Ceccato, Robinson
Kinuthia Ngugi. Journal of Semi-Arid Tropical Agricultural Research Vol 4, Issue 1, November 2007.
9. “A Lemons ‘Mirage:’ Erroneous Perceptions of Asymmetric Information in the Market for Arizona
Ranchettes.” Matthew G. Nagler and Daniel Edward Osgood Mountain Plains Journal of Business
and Economics. Vol 7, 2006 52-63.
10. “Remotely Sensed Proxies for Environmental Amenities in Hedonic Analysis: What Does Green
Mean?” Rosalind Bark , Daniel Osgood, and Bonnie Colby. In Environmental Valuation:
Interregional and Intraregional Perspectives. John I. Carruthers and Bill Mundy (editors). Ashgate
Publishing, Ltd. 2006.
11. “The Value of Remoteness: A Hedonic Estimation of Ranchette Prices.” Sanchita Sengupta and
Daniel Osgood. Ecological Economics. 2003, Vol 44 91-103.
12. “Environmental Improvement with Economic Development through Public Information Provision,”
Daniel Osgood. Environmental and Development Economics. October 2002, 7:4 751-768.
13. “Ambos Nogales: A Tale of Two Cities and Water Management on the U.S.-Mexico Border” Frisvold,
G.B. and D.E. Osgood. Journal of Law and Border Studies. 2002. Vol 2, 7-36.
14. “Publicly funded weather database beneﬁts users statewide.” Doug Parker, Daniel R. Cohen, Daniel
E. Osgood, and David Zilberman. California Agriculture. May-June 2000, Vol 54, No 3.
15. “The California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS): Intended and Unanticipated
Impacts of Public Investment.” Daniel Cohen, Daniel Osgood, Douglas Parker, and David Zilberman.
Choices. Third Quarter, 1998.
16. “The Sunayev-Zel’dovich Infrared Experiment: A Millimeter-wave Receiver for Cluster Cosmology,”
T.M. Wilbanks, P.A.R. Ade, S.E. Church, M.L. Fischer, W.L. Holzapfel, P.D. Mauskopf, Daniel E.
Osgood, and A.E. Lange. Astrophysical Journal. 479:17-30, April 1997.
17. “Forecasting the Production Beneﬁts and Incidence of a Public Program: An Integrated Survey and
Estimation Procedure Applied to Study the California Irrigation Management Information System,”
Daniel Osgood, Daniel Cohen, Doug Parker, and David Zilberman Advances in Econometrics. Vol.
Peer Reviewed Working Papers
1. “Is the endangered species act endangering species? Evidence from a natural experiment.” Michael
Margolies, Daniel Osgood, and John List. NBER working paper 12777 (peer reviewed) Cited by The
New York Times, Freakonomics ”Unintended Consequences” by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D.
Levitt, January 20, 2008. Print article also listed on NY Times press wire and carried by additional
news outlets such as the the Business Report, Johannesburg, South Africa.
1. ”Value of Information and Weather Index Insurance” Daniel Osgood and Kenneth Shirley. Invited
for inclusion in forthcoming edited volume commissioned by Resources For the Future.
2. IRI Technical Report 10-08: HARITA IRI Report to Oxfam America. Final Report for IRI MIEL
Planning & Technical Support for HARITA Micro-Insurance Pilot USA 536 / 09. June 2010. Chen,
J. ;Dinku, T. ;Holthaus, E. ;Lyon, B. ;Madajewicz, M. ;Mullaly, C. ;Norton, M. ;Osgood, D.
;Pascualini, A. ;Pant, S. ;Peterson, N. ;Saavedra, R. ;Sharoﬀ, J. ;Shirley, K. E. ;Small, C. ;Stiﬀel, S.
;Teh, T.-L. http://iri.columbia.edu/publications/id=1002
3. INSURANCE AS AN ADAPTATION OPTION UNDER UNFCCC BACKGROUND PAPER , Final
Version Zurich, 27th July 2010, Project PI. Othmar Schwank, Myriam Steinemann (INFRAS), Haresh
Bhojwani, Eric Holthaus, Michael Norton, Daniel Osgood, Jessica , Sharoﬀ (International Research
Institute for Cbalimate and Society, Columbia University), David Bresch, Andreas Spiegel (SwissRe).
available on the website of the Swiss Government’s Federal Oﬃce of the Environment website
4. The Potential for Scale and Sustainability in Weather Index Insurance for Agriculture and Rural
Livelihoods, Niels Balzer and Francesco Rispoli, 2010. WFP/IFAD. Reviewer
5. The global state of sustainable insurance: Understanding and integrating environmental, social and
governance factors in insurance. A report by the Insurance Working Group of United Nations
Environment Programme Finance Initiative. October 2009. Academic Working Group Member
6. Innovations on Insuring the Poor. Edited by Ruth Vargas Hill and Maximo Torrero. International
Food Policy Research Institute 2020 Focus 17. Chapter reviewer.
7. Hellmuth M.E., Osgood D.E., Hess U., Moorhead A. and Bhojwani H. (eds) 2009. Index insurance
and climate risk: Prospects for development and disaster management. Climate and Society No. 2.
International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), Columbia University, New York,
USA. Foreward by Koﬁ Annan.
8. Annex to Hellmuth M.E., Osgood D.E., Hess U., Moorhead A. and Bhojwani H. (eds) 2009. Index
insurance and climate risk: Prospects for development and disaster management. Climate and
Society No. 2. International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), Columbia University,
New York, USA. IRI Technical Report10-10, http://iri.columbia.edu/publications/id=1008
9. Designing a weather insurance contract for farmers in Adi Ha, Ethiopia. Report to Oxfam America.
Project PI. Tufa Dinku; Alessandra Giannini; James Hansen; Eric Holthaus; Amor Ines; Yasir Kaheil;
Kristopher Karnauskas; Bradﬁeld Lyon; Malgosia Madajewicz; Megan Mclaurin; Connor Mullally;
Michael Norton; Daniel Osgood; Nicole Peterson; Andrew Robertson; Kenneth Shirley; Chris Small;
and Marta Vicarelli. July 2009. IRI Technical Report 09-04.
10. “Designing Index-Based Weather Insurance for Farmers In Central America. Final Report to the
World Bank Commodity Risk Management Group, ARD”. Project PI. Alessandra Giannini, James
Hansen, Eric Holthaus, Amor Ines, Yasir Kaheil, Kristopher Karnauskas, Megan Mclaurin, Daniel
Osgood, Andrew Robertson, Kenny Shirley, and Marta Vicarelli. Project leader. IRI Technical
Report 09-01. New York. March 2009.
11. “Intertemporal and geographic risk spreading” Vicarelli, M. Giannini A. Lall U. Lyons B. McLaurin
M. Osgood D.E., Ropeleski C. Robertson A.W. and Turvey C. Brief for workshop on technical issues
in index insurance, IRI. Oct 2008.
12. “On the potential value of seasonal climate forecasts for index insurance” Robertson A.W., Barnston
A.G.,Hansen J.W., Lall U., Moron V., Osgood D.E. and Sun L. Brief for workshop on technical issues
in index insurance, IRI. Oct 2008.
13. “Rainfall modeling and simulation” Shirley K.E., Osgood D.E., Robertson A.W., Block P., Lall U.,
Hansen J.W., Kirshener S., Moron V., Ines A., Turvey C., Norton M. and Dinku T. Brief for
workshop on technical issues in index insurance, IRI. Oct 2008.
14. “Index Insurance for Climate Risk Management and Poverty Reduction: Topics for debate” Haresh
Bhojwani, Molly Hellmuth, Daniel Osgood, Anne Moorehead, James Hansen . Prepared for Index
insurance roundtable June 2008, Geneva.
15. “Designing a weather insurance contract for farmers in Adi Ha, Ethiopia. Precipitation-Data Quality
Assessment and Veriﬁcation”. Report to Oxfam America. April 2008. With Megan McLaurin, Paul
Block, Tufa Dinku. Project PI.
16. Poverty Traps and Climate Risk: Limitations and Opportunities of Index-Based Risk Financing.
Working paper. IRI Technical Report 07-03 Christopher B. Barrett, Barry J. Barnett, Michael R.
Carter, Sommarat Chantarat, James W. Hansen, Andrew G. Mude, Daniel E. Osgood, Jerry R.
Skees, Calum G. Turvey and M. Neil Ward. September 2007.
17. Designing index-based Weather Insurance for Farmers in Central America. Project PI. Megan
McLaurin and Daniel Osgood International Research Institute for Climate and Society Earth
Institute, Columbia University Progress Report to the World Bank Documentation of Contract
Revision Process and Recommendations, Commodity Risk Management Group, ARD Summer 2007
18. Designing Weather Insurance Contracts For Farmers in Malawi, Tanzania, and Kenya. Final report
to the Commodity Risk Management Group, ARD, World Bank. June 2007. Project PI. Osgood,
D.E, McLaurin, M. Carriquiry, M., Mishra, A., Fiondella, F., Hansen, J., Peterson, N., and Ward, N.
IRI Technical Report 07-02.
19. “Drought Insurance in Malawi.” Chapter. Duncan Warren and Daniel Osgood IRI Climate and
Society Vol 1. Climate risk management in Africa: Learning from practice. Molly E. Hellmuth, Anne
Moorhead, Madeleine C. Thomson, and Jim Williams, (editors). 2007. Text adapted in “Come Rain
or Shine: Integrating Climate Risk Management into African Development Bank Operations”,
Maarten van Aalst, Molly Hellmuth and Daniele Ponzi Economic Research Working Paper No 89
(November 2007) African Development Bank
20. “Index insurance and climate risk management in Malawi.” International Research Institute for
Climate and Society 2004-2006 report.
21. A Gap Analysis for the Implementation of the Global Climate Observing System Programme in
Africa April 2006. Contributer. produced by The International Research Institute for Climate and
Society under contract by the United Kingdoms Department for International Development.
22. “Decision Systems Research and Tool Development at the IRI.” Published Abstract. with Neil Ward,
James Hansen, Sanjar Arumugam, Daniel Osgood, Lareef Zubair, Casey Brown, and Ashok Mishra.
U.S. Climate Change Science Program Workshop, November 2005, Arlington, VA.
23. “The Role of Electronic Technologies for Reaching Underserved Audiences,” Russell Tronstad, Daniel
Osgood, and Trent Teegerstrom. American Journal of Agricultural Economics Proceedings. Paper
invited for spring 2004 proceedings session.
24. “Endangered Species Protection: Takings, Preemption, and the Case of the Pygmy Owl.” Robert
Innes and Daniel Osgood. Arizona Review. Volume 1, Issue 2 6-8.
25. “Pesticide Exposure Potential in the Yuma County, Arizona Study Area” Mary Kay O’Rourke,
Daniel Bronson, Daniel Osgood. Prepared for the Arizona Department of Health Services, Contract
Number 161037. Cecelia Rosales, Project Oﬃcer. June, 2002.
26. “Water Conservation Technology: The Adoption Response to Incentives,” Daniel Osgood. Water
Resources Update. Issue 121 (Jan 2002) 34-39.
27. “Financing Wastewater Collection and Treatment on the U.S. - Mexico Border,” George B. Frisvold
and Daniel E. Osgood. Water Resources Update. Issue 121 (Jan 2002) 40-50.
28. “Analysing the Linkages Between Socio-economic and Environmental Systems: An Investigation of
Methodological Issues Through a GIS-Based Empirical Exercise” Daniel Osgood and Leslie Lipper.
Economic and Social Development Paper N. 149, 2 essays on socio-economic aspects of soil
degradation. FAO Rome December, 2001.
29. “The 2002 Farm Bill: The U. S. Producer Preferences for Agricultural, Food, and Public Policy”
Collaborator. National Public Policy Education Committee, Publication Number 2001-02,
30. “Economic Valuation of Increased Water Supply Reliability and Trading Opportunities in Westside
Agriculture,” David Sunding David Zilberman, Georgina Moreno, and Daniel Osgood. Prepared for
CALFED Bay Delta Program. December, 1999.
31. “The Economic Costs and Beneﬁts Associated with the California Irrigation Management
Information System: Final Report,” Doug Parker, David Zilberman, Daniel Cohen, and Daniel
Osgood. Prepared for the California Department of Water Resources. June, 1996.
32. “New Technologies Produce Higher Proﬁts With Less Water,” Chris Dumas, Tracy Hart, and Daniel
Osgood. California Grower. Vol. 20, No. 1. 27. January, 1996.
1. The impacts of thresholds on risk behavior: Implications for Index Insurance. Daniel Osgood and
2. “Index Insurance and Pastures” Haimanti Bhattacharya and Daniel Osgood
3. “Index-based Crop Insurance for Climate Adaptation in the Developing World” Molly Brown, Daniel
Osgood, and Miguel Carriquiry.
4. “Integrating seasonal forecasts and insurance for adaptation among subsistence farmers: The case of
Malawi” Daniel Osgood, Pablo Suarez, James Hansen, Miguel Carriquiri and Ashok Mishra.
5. “Why group discussion enhances forecast use: The inﬂuence of social interaction on learning about
incentive structures in a probabilistic setting” Nicole Peterson, David Krantz, Daniel Osgood, Sabine
Marx, Glenn Sheriﬀ, Sabine Marx, Andree Sosler, and Andria Cimino.
6. “Valuing private and public green space using remotely sensed vegetation indices” Rosalind
Bark-Hodgins , Daniel Osgood, and Bonnie Colby.
1. ”Water Uncertainty, Ex-Ante Investment and A Simple Queue: examining the value of reliability”
Fonseca, M., A Pfaﬀ, and Daniel Osgood. Economic experiment performed in Brazil and England.
2. ”Pricing Spatial Basis Risk for Weather Index Insurance” Michael Norton, Daniel Osgood, and
Work in Progress
1. ”Loan repayment versus basis risk: Trade-oﬀs in index insurance for farmers and lenders.” with Goeﬀ
McCarney and Michael Norton
2. “An Experimental Economics exercise for index insurance in Adi Ha Ethiopia” with Michael Norton,
Nicole Peterson, and Conner Mullally (other authors in discussion).
3. “Snowblind: The importance of climate information for recreational real estate”
4. “Contingent Resource Claims and Coordination of Ex-Ante Investment” with Art Small and Alex
5. “Statistical methods for pricing climatological uncertainty and seasonal forecasts in index insurance”
with Kenny Shirley and Andrew Robertson.
6. “An ex-ante estimation of the potential value of seasonal climate forecasts to maize farmers in
Kenya” with Joshua Zivin.
7. “Reﬁnements in index insurance pricing via dendroclimatology, in the context of a nonstationary
background state” with Art Greene, Lisa Goddard, and Kevin Anchukaitis.
1. Web-Based Index Insurance Educational Tool (WIIET), http://iri.columbia.edu/wiiet, in
contract with World Bank ARMT (formerly CRMG). Project PI. key contributions Lulin Song lead
programmer, Megan McLaurin of educational materials, Michael Norton, interface reﬁnement. Used
in training for Climate and Society masters program at Columbia University and Mekele Ethiopia in
2009. Planned Oxfam training sessions in November 2010, February 2011, and March 2011. World
Bank ARMT (formerly CRMG) planning to use as segment of 2010-2011 trainings in Kenya,
Washington, DC. French West Africa, English West Africa, Vietnam, and the Carribean. I4
tentatively planning to use WIIET in training sessions in 2010 in Ethiopia. Deliverable signoﬀ
December 2010. Operational beta version Feb 2009. Prototype deliverable March 2008.
2. Virus Disease Management Peer to Peer Project, Yuma Vegetable Growers and the University
of Arizona College of Agriculture. Spring 2003.
3. Internet Pinmap Instructions, Daniel Osgood and Trent Teegerstrom. June 2002.
4. The Raingauge Webpage, Daniel Osgood. In collaboration with Cochise and Santa Cruz County
5. The Map-Based Calf Sale Weight Calculator, Daniel Osgood, Russell Tronstad, and Trent
Teegerstrom. Listed by the Western Center for Integrated Resource Management at Colorado State
University and the Gateway to Educational Materials, United states Department of Education
6. The Factors Driving Ranchette Values, Daniel Osgood and Sanchita Sengupta (under support
from the Space Grant/Land Grant Geospatial Extension Fellowship).
7. The Yuma Internet Pinmap, Daniel Osgood, Sean Quinn, Matthew Rahr. Developed in
collaboration with the Yuma County Extension Oﬃce and CALS ECAT.
8. Pesticide Exposure Potential, Daniel Osgood and Daniel Bronson. In collaboration with the
University of Arizona College of Public Health.
Scholarly Presentations and Service at Professional Meetings
1. ”The IRI experience with remote sensing in index insurance in Africa” (The 2nd International
Working Group On Remote Sensing Index-Based Crop Insurance August 10-11, 2010 in San
Francisco. USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) and Agricultural Financial Services Corporation
(AFSC) of Canada)
2. Shirley, K.E. and Osgood D.E. (2010) The impacts of thresholds on risk behavior: Whats wrong with
index insurance? Paper presented at Agriculture and Applied Economics Association Annual
Conference, Denver, CO, July 25-27, 2010. http://purl.umn.edu/61166
3. Norton, M., Turvey C.G., Osgood D.E. ”Weather Index Insurance and the Pricing of Spatial Basis
Risk.” Paper presented at Agriculture and Applied Economics Association Annual Conference,
Denver, CO, July 25-27, 2010. http://purl.umn.edu/61734
4. “The Value of Information in Index Insurance for Farmers in Africa.” Paper presented at The Value
of Information: Methodological Frontiers and New Applications, Resources For the Future. June
2010. Invited presentation. Washington DC.
5. UNFCCC Meetings. Member of Swiss party. Presented ”Climate, Smallholder Farmers, and Index
Insurance” at Swiss Delegation event, presented ”Designing and implementing climate risk
management and insurance tools for adaptation” in MCII side event
6. Invited participant in Wharton Index Insurance and Climate planning session May 2010.
7. Trends, Decadal Processes, and Rainfall Insurance for Farmers in Ethiopia. Predicting the Climate of
the Coming Decades, CLIVAR RSMAS, Miami January 2010.
8. Tropical Cyclone Decision Support Tool for IFRC operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Predicting the Climate of the Coming Decades, CLIVAR RSMAS, Miami January 2010.
9. IFPRI Workshop on Innovations in Insuring the Poor. December 2009, Washington, DC. Discussant.
10. ”Fundamentals of Index Insurance Contract Design” NBER Environmental and Energy Economics
Workshop July 2009, Cambridge MA, Presented by Kenneth Shirley
11. ”Climate Services for Poverty Reduction and Adaptation: the Example of Index Insurance in
Ethiopia” November 2009. Presented in three sessions to NOAA USGCRP, CPO, CPC
12. “Workshop Technical Issues in Index Insurance” Co-organizer, presenter of “Technical issues in
contract design.” co-editor of workshop technical briefs, IRI, Oct 2008.
13. “Climate information, index insurance, and climate risk management” Food Security and
Environmental Change Conference, April 2008. Oxford University, England
14. “Using index insurance to manage climate risk: issues in scale up and capacity building”. Climate
prediction application science workshop. Chapel Hill, North Carolina March, 2008. with Megan
15. “Reﬁnements in index insurance pricing via dendroclimatology, in the context of a nonstationary
background state” with Art Greene, Lisa Goddard, and Kevin Anchukaitis. Conference on Climate
Variability and Change, at AMS 88th Annual Meeting, January 2008, New Orleans, LA. Presented
by Art Greene.
16. “Index Insurance for Drought in the Millennium Villages Project” Poster. with Neil Ward, Eric
Holthaus, Asher Siebert, Daniel Osgood AMS 88th Annual Meeting, January 2008, New Orleans, LA.
17. “Climate Risk, Development, and Index Insurance: An example from Malawi” Series: Climate
Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Developing Countries, Yale University. November 2007.
18. ”Climate-Prooﬁng Innovation for Poverty Reduction and Food Security,” Invited paper for the
ICRISAT 35th Anniversary symposium, ”Innovations in Climate Risk Management: Protecting and
Building Rural Livelihoods in a Variable and Changing Climate” with James Hansen Walter
Baethgen, Pietro Ceccato, Robinson Ngugi presented by James Hansen. 22-24 November 2007,
19. ”Climate Forecasts and Livestock Disease Disclosure: A Shepherd’s Dilemma” presented by Glenn
Sheriﬀ. Northeast Universities Development Consortium Conference October 2007, Harvard
20. ”Long-Term Consequences of Droughts in Brazil” Poster. With Valerie Mueller. Northeast
Universities Development Consortium Conference October 2007, Harvard University.
21. Discussant. Northeast Universities Development Consortium Conference October 2007, Harvard
22. ”Index Insurance and Climate Risk Management in Malawi: Theory and Practice” Climate
Prediction Applications Science Workshop, March 2007, Seattle
23. “Social goals, incentive structures, and learning under uncertainty?” with Nicole Peterson, Sabine
Marx, Glenn Sheriﬀ, Andree Sosler, and David Krantz. Decision Making Under Uncertainty session.
Poster. Amer. assoc. for the Advancement of Science, San Francisco, Feb. 2007.
24. ”Examples of decision systems research and tool development for climate risk management. Global
Environmental Change: Regional Challenges.” Ward, N., Hansen, J.W., Arumugam, S., Osgood, D.,
Zubair, L., Brown, C., Mishra A., 2006. An Earth System Science Partnership Global Environmental
Change Open Science Conference, Beijing, China, 9-12 November 2006. Presented by Neil Ward.
25. ”Index Insurance.” IRI Forecast Brieﬁng. September 2006. New York.
26. ”Index Insurance, Production Practices, and Probabilistic Climate Forecasts” presented by Miguel
Carriquiri. AAEA annual meetings, July 2006. Long Beach, CA.
27. ”Index Insurance and Climate Risk Management in Malawi: Theory and Practice” IRI Seminar series
28. ”Index Insurance, forecasts, trends, and Risk Management.” With Miguel Carriquiry. IRI Brownbag
Series, New York. April 2006.
29. “Long-term Consequences of Large Precipitation Shocks: Evidence From Brazil Migrant Households”
Columbia University Department of Economics Development Seminar with Valerie Mueller. March
2006, New York.
30. Climate and Weather related Insurance Systems in Africa Background, Issues, and Gap Analysis.
GAP analyisis workshop. Columbia University IRI, January 2006. New York.
31. “Decision Systems Research and Tool Development at the IRI.” Poster. with Neil Ward, James
Hansen, Sanjar Arumugam, Lareef Zubair, Casey Brown, and Ashok Mishra. U.S. Climate Change
Science Program Workshop, November 2005, Arlington, VA.
32. “Is ‘Doing Nothing’ A Better Coping Strategy to Climate Risk than Migrating?” with Valerie Mueller
Yale Environmental Economics seminar November, 2005, New Haven, CT
NBER July 2005, Cambridge MA
Presented by Valerie Mueller at AAEA July 2005, RI
33. “Snowblind: The importance of climate information for recreational real estate” AAEA July 2005, RI
34. “Shepherd’s Dilemma” with Glenn Sheriﬀ Presented by Glenn Sheriﬀ at AAEA July 2005, RI
35. “The Arizona Pinning Map: A web based program for Grower/Seed Dealer Planting Decisions” with
Trent Teegerstrom Russell Tronstad and Matthew Rahr Presented by Trent Teegerstrom at AAEA
July 2005, RI
36. “Contingent Resource Claims and Coordination of Ex-Ante Investment” With Art Small and Alex
Pfaﬀ Presented by Art Small in AERE session of AAEA July 2005, RI
37. “Do homebuyers care about the quality of natural habitats?” with Rosalind Bark-Hodgins and
Bonnie Colby presented by Rosalind Bark-Hodgins at AAEA July 2005, RI
38. “Hedonic Valuation of Urban Riparian Amenities Using Remote Sensing Data” with Rosalind
Bark-Hodgins and Bonnie Colby presented by Rosalind Bark-Hodgins in AERE session of AAEA
July 2005, RI
39. AERE Session 3 Moderator: Renewable and Non-renewable Resource Management at AAEA July
40. “Scenery for rent: The loss of amenities on the urban fringe” Eastern Economics Association
Meetings March 2005, New York
41. Discussant. Eastern Economics Association Meetings (Spatial Interactions in Environmental and
Resource Economics session) March 2005, New York
42. “Tragedy of the Commons and an Uncertain ET.” IRI Reservoir Management Group. November
2004. New York
43. Seasonal Forecasts and Variability: Optimizing agents and the climate. Columbia University CEES.
Nov 2004. New York
44. Selected Paper Reviewer. American Agricultural Economics Association, July 2003
45. Session Moderator. “Can Tradeable Permit Systems Improve Environmental Outcomes?” American
Agricultural Economics Association, July 2003
46. Discussant. American Agricultural Economics Association (AERE Session), July 2003
47. “Scenery For Rent: A Preliminary Investigation into the Unanticipated Loss of Amenities on the
Urban Fringe.” Invited presentation, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley.
California. March 2003.
48. “The Role of Electronic Technologies for Reaching Underserved Audiences.” Allied Social Science
Association Meetings, January 2004. San Diego, California
49. Selected Paper Reviewer. Western Regional Science Association Meetings, Feb 2003
50. “Climate Variability and Rangeland Management.” Poster. Ryan G. Sohm, Daniel Osgood, and
Bonnie Colby Institute for the Study of Planet Earth (ISPE) Fest, November 2003. Tucson, AZ.
51. “New Approaches to Assessing and Valuing Riparian Resources in Arid Regions.” Poster. Rosalind
Bark (Ph.D. student), Gabrielle Katz, Julie Stromberg, Daniel Osgood, and Bonnie Colby.
3rd Annual SAHRA meetings. October 2003. Tucson Arizona.
Graduate & Professional Student Council, Student Showcase, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
Award: ﬁrst prize, Business Administration, Law, Economics and Public policy graduate division.
Institute for the Study of Planet Earth (ISPE) Fest, Tucson, AZ. November 2003.
52. “Uncertain ET and the Tragedy of the Commons: Information-based management tools in irrigated
agriculture.” Daniel Osgood. University of Arizona Department of Hydrology Seminar. September
2003. Tucson Arizona.
53. “The Value of Remoteness: A Hedonic Estimation of Ranchette Prices.” Daniel Osgood. Invited to
WCC55 Rangelands Symposium, October 2003. Reno, Nevada
54. “Land markets and the destruction of environmental amenities on the urban fringe.” Daniel Osgood.
AERE session of the American Agricultural Economics Association Meetings, July 2003. Montreal,
55. “Research Validation and Veriﬁcation.” Panel member. Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments
National Program Meeting, NOAA Oﬃce of Global Programs. March 2003. Carefree, Arizona
56. “Measuring the Preemption of Regulatory Takings in the U.S. Endangered Species Act: Evidence
from a Natural Experiment.” Michael Margolis, Daniel Osgood, and John List. (Presented by
Michael Margolis) National Bureau of Economic Research Environmental Working Group. March,
2003. Boston, MA
57. “Potential for climate education and forecasts in extension programs,” Western Extension Meetings.
Daniel Osgood. January 2003. Las Vegas, NV
58. “Trade-oﬀs in agriculture and children’s health: A space, time, climate, occupational, and household
based damage function for pesticide exposure.” Daniel Osgood, Daniel Bronson, and Mary Kay
O’Rourke. Invited to AERE session of annual ASSA meetings, January 2003. Washington, D.C.
59. “The Valuation of Climate Information,” Daniel Osgood. Institute for the Study of Planet Earth,
October 2002. Tucson, Arizona
60. “Valuation of Ranchette Amenities: A Hedonic Price Approach” Sanchita Sengupta and Daniel
Osgood, (Presented by Sanchita Sengupta). Western Agricultural Economics Association, July 2002.
Long Beach, California
61. “Transition of Agricultural Land Ownership and Use,” Russell Tronstad, Daniel Osgood, and Robert
E. Young (Presented by Russell Tronstad). Western Agricultural Economics Association, July 2002.
Long Beach, California
62. “When to close the barn door: Construction and the timing of endangered species habitat
development,” Daniel Osgood, John List, and Michael Margolis. Western Agricultural Economics
Association, July 2002. Long Beach, California
63. “Calfweight and Sale Date Education through Geospatial Extension,” Western Extension Meetings.
Daniel Osgood, Trent Teegerstrom, and Russell Tronstad. February 2002. Kona, Hawaii
64. “Modeling of Macroscale Agricultural Elements in Pesticide Exposure” Stephen Hern, Daniel
Bronson, Daniel Osgood, Cecelia Rosales, and Mary Kay O’Rourke (Presented by Stephen Hern).
Conference of the International Society of Exposure Analysis, November 2001. Charleston, South
65. “Spurious Spatial Autocorrelation and Historical Land Allocation Patterns: A Preliminary
Discussion,” Daniel Osgood and Rosina Moreno. Western Regional Science Association, January
2001. Monterey, California
66. “Alone on the Range Together: Spatial Economic Analysis of Ranchette Formation, Clustering, and
Resource Management,” Daniel Osgood and Sanchita Sengupta. Geography Department Seminar,
September 2001. Tucson, Arizona
67. “Ambos Nogales: A Tale of Two Cities and Water Management on the U.S. - Mexico Border,” Daniel
E. Osgood and George B. Frisvold. International Water and Resource Economics Consortium and
Environmental and Resource Economics. June 2001. Girona, Spain
68. Discussant. Western Regional Science Association, February 2001
69. Session Chair. “Spatial Econometric Applications,” Western Regional Science Association, February
2001. Palm Springs, California
70. “Pigovian Taxes Versus Government Weather Information: A GIS based Comparison of Policy
Alternatives in Agricultural Drainage Management,” Daniel Osgood. Western Regional Science
Association, February 2001. Palm Springs, California
71. “The Importance of Agriculture in Arizona,” Daniel Osgood. Institute for the Study of Planet Earth,
January 2001. Tucson, Arizona
72. Selected Paper Reviewer. American Agricultural Economics Association, August 1999
73. Session Moderator. “Water Quality and Quantity Issues in the Use of Surface and Groundwater,”
American Agricultural Economics Association, August 1999 Nashville, Tennessee
74. “Inter-District Water Trading in California’s Central Valley,” Daniel Osgood. Western Economics
Association, June 1999. San Diego, California
75. “Waste, Precision, and Public Information: The Case of Agricultural Drainage Management,” Daniel
Osgood. International Water and Resource Economics Consortium, June 1999. Kamuela, Hawaii
76. “Waste, Precision, and Public Information–Research Directions,” Daniel Osgood. University of
California, October 1998. Santa Barbara, California
77. “The Use of Maximum Entropy to Value Weather Information,” Daniel Osgood. American
Agricultural Economics Association, July 1996. San Antonio, Texas
78. “The Use of Maximum Entropy to Value Weather Information,” Daniel Osgood. Western Economics
Association, June 1996. San Francisco, California
Community Presentations and Products
Popular press (interviewed or articles about projects)
1. Climate insurance: what kind of deal can be made in Copenhagen? Guardian (July 23, 2009)
2. Farm aid from space. Christian Science Monitor (March 2, 2010)
3. In Ethiopia, Food Stability Through Index Insurance (5 November, 2009)
4. Africa Experiments With Climate Insurance – for $5 a Year (30 September, 2009)
5. Insuring against Climate (30 July, 2009)
6. A new adaptation tool: climate insurance (26 July, 2009)
http://blogs.nature.com/climatefeedback/2009/07/a new adaptation tool climate 1.html
7. Une assurance pour aider les agriculteurs face aux changements climatiques (6 July, 2009)
8. Index insurance for development and disaster management (1 July, 2009)
9. Pioneering insurance policy greatly beneﬁts poor farmers, ﬁnds UN-backed report (30 June, 2009)
10. Farm insurance may help poor confront climate risk (24 June, 2009)
11. Insurance Tool Helps Farmers, Nations Manage Climate Change Risk (18 June, 2009)
12. Insurance Firm Sows Seeds (16 June, 2009)
13. Index insurance has potential to help manage climate risks and reduce poverty, says upcoming
publication (5 June, 2009) http://www.ifad.org/media/press/2009/29.htm
Presentations and products
1. Invited to upcoming policy meeting on remote sensing and communications technologies in index
insurance at the White House Oﬃce of Science and Technology in November, 2010.
2. Invited to speak in London School of Economics lecture series.
3. Ethiopia insurance Stakeholder meeting and implementer training session. Led training team.
Mekele, Ethiopia, September, 2010.
4. Index insurance communications, education, and cooperative design with farmers and experts in
Ethiopia (Addis Ababa Hadush Adi, Mekele, Adi Ha, and Geneti) , March 2010. Activities led to
thousands of farmers purchasing index insurance (approximately 30% of targeted population). The
highest scaling and take up rate for any African index insurance program with unsubsidized
5. Index Insurance and Climate Risk Management Examples in Ethiopia. Presenter and Co-organizer.
M.A. in Climate and Society program, the International Research Institute for Climate and Society
and the New York Committee for Oxfam America. Columbia University Climate Week Event. New
York, September 2009. Interviewed for New York Times.com article on index insurance in Ethiopia
6. Guest lecturer. Developed and applied WIIET based class lab exercise with Eric Holthaus, Michael
Norton, and Mingfang Ting. ”Quantitative models of the climate sensitive human and natural
systems” Climate and Society Master’s Level class. Mingfang Ting. Dec, 2009, Columbia University,
7. Weather Index Insurance in practice: insurers’ experience from China, Ethiopia and India. Key
Commentator and co-sponsoring institution lead representative. World Climate Conference 3, Geneva
Switzerland. September 2009
8. IRI Index insurance experiences. Presentation to the International Labor Organization September
2009. Geneva Switzerland.
9. Index insurance and remote sensing: IRI Perspectives. Presentation to SwissRe. September 2009,
10. Index insurance and climate risk: Prospects for development and disaster management. Global
Humanitarian Forum (chaired by Koﬁ Annan). CSP2 Launch Event. Co-organizer and presenter.
11. Strategies for Risk Management in Agricultural Production to improve water productivity. Water
Security in India Conference. Columbia Water Center. New York. April 2009. Panelist.
12. Guest Lecturer. Law School, Derivatives and Changing Regulation. James Carlson. March 23, 09,
New York University
13. “Index Insurance, food security, and poverty” Guest Lecturer, Climate and Society: Case Studies
(EESC 1003), Columbia University. Oct 2009
14. “Frontiers in index insurance for poverty reduction and development”. Presentation to Allianz as
part of scoping meeting with Earth Institute. Feb 2009, New York.
15. Interviewed for ”The language of change.” Nature Reports Jan 29, 2009 by Ken Kostel.
16. Ethiopia Insurance Project mentioned in Newsweek Blog by Raj Singh, Dec 30, 2008
17. “Index insurance for poverty reduction and development.” MCII and IRI Side Event: Climate Risk
Insurance. United Nations Climate Change Conference COP 14. Poznan, Poland. Dec 2008.
18. “Index insurance for poverty reduction” Dec, 2008. Guest E-Lecturer, Class professor Elliott
Campbell. UC Merced. Merced, CA.
19. “Science tools and index insurance at scale.” Weather Index Insurance Seminar, Hosted by BASIX,
WFP, and IFAD. Nov 2008, Hyderabad, India.
20. “Index Insurance, food security, and poverty” Guest Lecturer, Climate and Society: Case Studies
(EESC 1003), Columbia University. Oct 2008
21. “Managing Weather Risk for Agricultural Development - Ethiopia” THE INTERNATIONAL TASK
FORCE ON COMMODITY RISK MANAGEMENT, Sponsored by the The World Bank, CTA,
Swiss Secretariat for Economic Aﬀairs, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Aﬀairs, And the EU All ACP
Commodities Program. Oct 2008, European Commission, Brussels.
22. ”The IRI and it’s work: A brief, informal introduction for the 08-09 Climate and Society MA
Students”, August 2008, IRI.
23. “Index Insurance, food security, and poverty” WFP Rome. June 2008
24. “High Level Roundtable on Index Insurance for Poverty Reduction and Climate Risk Management.”
Co-organizer. Held in cooperation with the Global Humanitarian Forum, chaired by Koﬁ Annan, and
the Roundtable outputs fed into GHF declaration and Outcomes. June, 2008. Geneva.
25. “Index insurance in Ethiopia.” Series of meetings with farmers, NGOs, Insurance Companies, and
banks in Ethiopia for design of index in Adi Ha. May 2008. Ethiopia.
26. “Climate, Poverty Traps, and Index Insurance.” Center for Globalization and Sustainable
Development green bag lunch series. April 2008, Columbia University.
27. “Microinsurance for climate change adaptation.” Oxfam Internal Meeting, Microinsurance at Oxfam:
Past, Present and Future. Boston, MA. January 2008.
28. Earth Institute Postdoc orientation presentation. September 2007.
29. ”Index insurance design” SwissRe Zurich, Switzerland. October 2007
30. ”Index insurance: contract design” El Zamorano University, Honduras, June 2007.
31. ”Index insurance: structure, models, and data” El Zamorano University, Honduras, June 2007.
32. ”Intensive Index Insurance Design and Training” FIDES, Managua, Nicaragua, April 2007.
33. “Index Insurance, Farm Inputs and Climate Risk Management In Malawi: Theory and Practice
(mostly practice)” Rockefeller Foundation. Invited Presentation. May 2007, New York.
34. Lamont Intern orientation presentation. May 2007, New York.
35. “Index Insurance for Smallholders in Malawi” Africa Speaker Series. April 2007.
36. Guest lecturer ”Earth and Environmental Sciences G4403, MANAGING and ADAPTING-CLIMATE
II” Climate and Society Master’s Level class. Casey Brown. Feb, 2007, Columbia University, New
37. Malawi Index Insurance. Cooperatively designed and implimented index insurance product for
smallholder farmers in Malawi. Under contract with World Bank CRMG, More than 2000 Contracts
transacted with farmers in 2006.
38. Tanzania Index Insurance. Cooperatively designed and implimented 2006 dry run of index insurance
for smallholder farmers in Tanzania under contract with World Bank CRMG.
39. Kenya Index Insurance. Cooperatively designed prototype index insurance contracts for smallholder
farmers in Kenya under contract with World Bank CRMG.
40. Index Insurance Design Software. Authored and updated R software for the design and evaluation of
index insurance contracts. First used in 2006, undergoing revision and development.
41. Millenium Villages Project Index Insurance. Supported 2006 Index Insurance pilot development for
project, intended implimentation 2007. Organized meeting of stakeholders, Oct, 2006.
42. Lamont Open House, Malawi Index insurance. October 2006, New York
43. Lamont Intern orientation presentation. May 2006, New York.
44. Guest lecturer ”Earth and Environmental Sciences G4403, MANAGING and ADAPTING-CLIMATE
I” Climate and Society Master’s Level class. Shiv Someshwar. Jan, 2006, Columbia University, New
45. Guest lecturer ”Quantitative models of the climate sensitive human and natural systems” Climate
and Society Master’s Level class. Mingfang Ting. Dec, 2005, Columbia University, New York
46. Lamont Open House, Risk, Information, and Negotiation Games October 2005, New York
47. IRI Intern presentation June, 2005, New York
48. Invited panelist, NCSE (Integrating Economic, Social, and Environmental Forecasting session). Feb
2005. Washington, DC.
49. “Virus Tracking Project: Final Implementation Meeting” Daniel Osgood. Yuma County Extension
Oﬃce. September 2003. Yuma, Arizona
50. “Setting Pinning Rules” Daniel Osgood. Yuma County Extension Oﬃce. September 2003. Yuma,
51. “Cooperation in AG Decisions.” Daniel Osgood. Arizona 4-H Teen Congress. July 2003, Tucson,
52. “The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension and CLIMAS. Climate and Extension Meeting.”
Planning Committee Member, Session Moderator. University of Arizona. May 2003, Tucson, Arizona
53. “Integrating Climate Education into the RightRisk Program.” Daniel Osgood. Western Livestock
Research and Extension Coalition, May 2003, Denver Colorado
54. “Ranching with Drought: How to handle risk in the livestock industry.” Daniel Osgood.
April 2003, Kingman Arizona
April 2003, Supai (Havasupi Reservation) Arizona
May 2003, Tuba City (Navajo/Hopi Reservation) Arizona
May 2003, Fredonia Arizona
Presented by Russell Tronstad and Trent Teegerstrom June 2003, Payson Arizona
Presented by Russell Tronstad at the Southwest Indian Agricultural Association Conference, January
2003, Laughlin, Nevada
55. “Climate and Ranching” Drought Recovery Workshop March, 2003, Camp Verde, Arizona
56. “Virus Tracking Project: Preliminary Orientation Meeting” Daniel Osgood. Yuma County Extension
Oﬃce. March 2003. Yuma, Arizona
57. “New Pinmap Focus Group,” Daniel Osgood. Yuma County Extension Oﬃce. March 2003. Yuma,
58. “Space Cowboys and Internet Agriculture,” Daniel Osgood, Trent Teegerstrom, and Russell Tronstad.
Poster Presentation, College of Life Science Faculty Conference. August 2002. Tucson, Arizona
59. “Yuma Internet Pinmap Activation,” Daniel Osgood. Yuma Extension Oﬃce, June 2002. Yuma,
60. “Yuma Internet Pinmap Training,” Daniel Osgood. At Western Arizona College in conjunction with
the Yuma County Extension Oﬃce. June 2002. Yuma, Arizona
61. “Regional Self Management: Peer to Peer Map Websites,” Daniel Osgood. Yuma Vegetable Grower’s
Conference, December 2001. Yuma, Arizona
62. “Lumped Parameter Pesticide Exposure Model,” Daniel Osgood. United States Environmental
Protection Agency. December 2001. Las Vegas, Nevada
63. “The Changing Rural Landscape: Ranches and Ranchettes,” Daniel Osgood and Sanchita Sengupta.
County Extension Director’s Meeting, December 2001. Tucson, Arizona
64. “Peer to Peer Project Stakeholder Meeting Series,” Daniel Osgood. 2000-2002. Cochise, Maricopa,
Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz, and Yuma counties
65. “Regional Monitoring,” Daniel Osgood. 17th Annual Agribusiness Forum, November 2001. Phoenix,
66. “Factors Inﬂuencing Ranchette Sale,” Daniel Osgood. Extension Presentation, September, 2001.
67. “Internet, GIS, and Ranch Management Extension,” Russell Tronstad, Trent Teegerstrom, and
Daniel Osgood. V Bar V Ranch Explorer’s Field Day. Poster Presentation, August 2001. Mahan
68. “Internet, GIS, and Ranch Management Extension,” Russell Tronstad, Trent Teegerstrom, and
Daniel Osgood. Poster Presentation. Cattlegrower’s Conference, August 2001. Pinetop, Arizona
69. “New Issues in Water Economics and Lessons from California,” Daniel Osgood. Governor’s Water
Management Commission, May 2001. Phoenix, Arizona
70. “Assessors Parcel Data Management Conference,” Co-Organizer with Trent Teegerstrom. April 2001.
71. “Economic Incentives and Agricultural Water Conservation,” Daniel Osgood. Meeting series with the
Arizona Department of Water Resources Spring 2001. Tucson and Casa Grande, Arizona
72. “Energy, Water, and Economics: Incentives verses Engineering for the Future of Africa,” Daniel
Osgood. Department of Energy Institute, University of Arizona. October 2001. Tucson, Arizona
73. “Pesticide Drift and Child Health,” Daniel Osgood, Seumas Rogan and Mary Kay O’Rourke.
Binational Health & Environment Council and Western Arizona Area Health Education Center, Inc.,
January 2001. San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico
74. “A Discussion of Data and Methodological Issues In a GIS-Based Framework,” Daniel Osgood. Staﬀ
Training Session. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, June 2000. Rome, Italy
75. “Water Conservation, Competition, and Quality in Western Irrigated Agriculture,” Daniel Osgood.
W-190, November 2000. Phoenix, Arizona
76. “Pigovian Taxes Verses Government Weather Information: A GIS-Based Comparison,” Daniel
Osgood. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, February 2000. Rome, Italy
77. “Economic Valuation of Increased Water Supply Reliability and Trading Opportunities in Westside
Agriculture,” David Sunding David Zilberman, Georgina Moreno, and Daniel Osgood. (presented by
Daniel Osgood. CALFED Bay Delta Program. Fall 1999. Davis, California.
78. “The Economic Costs and Beneﬁts Associated with the California Irrigation Management
Information System” Doug Parker, David Zilberman, Daniel Cohen, and Daniel Osgood. Presented
to the California Department of Water Resources. Spring 1996.
Grants and Contracts
Index Insurance proposal under discussion with SwissRe.
Columbia University (Earth Institute) and Bogor Agriculture University (CCROM) partnership
Letter of Interest to USAID. Letter of interest for approximately $650,000 over three years
submitted to USAID.
IRI USAID index insurance collaboration. Insurance component, approximately $225,000. PI of
Supplement to General IRI Planning and Technical Support for HARITA Pilot, Oxfam
America, through May 31, 2010, PI, $62,200
CRED DMUU center Renewal (NSF) 2010-2015, Osgood portion: approximately 3 months of
salary per year and approximately $10,000 for in country expenses per year (approximately
$150,000 over 5 years without fringe or overhead).
Swiss Proposal for an Insurance Pillar under the UNFCCC, February 1 2010 to May 31 2010,
General IRI Planning and Technical Support for HARITA Pilot, Oxfam America, March 1,
2010 - October 31, 2010, PI, $170,000
IRI MIEL Planning & Technical Support for HARITA Micro-Insurance Pilot USA 536 /09,
October 30, 2009 - June 30, 2010, $63,330
Note, Oxfam budget for HARITA is funded in part by the Rockefeller and SwissRe cash pledges
totalling $800,000 to HARITA project for 2010 HARITA index insurance proposal at 2009
Clinton Global Initiative (Oxfam lead, IRI partner).
Index Insurance Contract Development for Adi Ha, Ethiopia. Oxfam America, October 1, 2008
- September 30, 2009 $48,845
Weather Insurance Contracts for Adi Ha, Ethiopia. Oxfam America, March-May 2008, $36,082
Completion of index based weather insurance tool. Commodity Risk Management Group,
ARD. Jan 1 - May 31 2009 (Ammendment to Porting of Index Insurance Design Software to
a Web Interface below) $24,690 (total of the 3 additions and amendments of the web based
insurance tool WB CRMG funds is $84,391)
Porting of Index Insurance Design Software to a Web Interface: A prototype for an educational
tool Commodity Risk Management Group, ARD, World Bank, August 2007-April 2008,
$59,660 (10,000 of this was delivered as part of a separate initiation oriented TOR)
Designing Index-Based Weather Insurance Contracts For Farmers in Central America,
Commodity Risk Management Group, ARD, World Bank March 1, 2007-February 28, 2008,
Designing Weather Insurance Contracts for Farmers in Malawi, Tanzania, and Kenya
Commodity Risk Management Group, ARD, World Bank Extension upon previous item
listed with additional until April 2007 $45,783
Reﬁning Weather Insurance Contracts for Farmers in Malawi Commodity Risk Management
Group, ARD, World Bank July -November 2006, $55,055
Scoping Mission to Malawi for Weather Insurance Scale-Up. World Bank CRMG, May 2006.
$1,206.11 (administrated by World Bank)
Web-Based Cross Commodity Insect Tracking Using Pinmap Model. Co-PI. October 2003 to
September 2004. Amount: $5,000 (CALS)
Applying Peer-to-peer Information Technology to Better Monitor and Manage Invasive Plant
Viruses and Vectors (Arizona Department of Agriculture) Collaborator, 2003.
Climate and Vegetation Change Think Tank Working Group (CALS) Amount: Approximately
Risk Management Training for Western Livestock Producers – Year II (USDA Western Center
for Risk Management Education) Co-PI/Collaborator, 2003. Amount: Approximately
Valuation of Natural Amenities through Remote Sensing with Ground Truthing, Economics
Section (Sustainability of semi-Arid Hydrology and Riparian Areas/National Science
Foundation) Co-PI, January 2003 to May 2004. Amount: $31,915
Program Enhancement Award. Risk Management Education (CALS) August 2002. Amount:
Professional Development Support (CALS) August 2002. Amount: $500
Climate Assessment for the Southwest (NOAA-OGP) Co-PI, 2002-2005. Amount: $3,354,465
New Technologies in Outreach and Extension (Farm Foundation) 2002. Amount: $1,034.45
Western Livestock Research and Extension Coalition (USDA) Amount: 42,000
Cardon Endowment Funding for Peer to Peer Projects. November 2001. Amount: $779.47
Hillman Foundation Travel Grant. June 2001. Amount: $1,955.63
Funding for Assessors Parcel Data Meeting (CALS), Co-organizer. May 2001. Amount: $870
New Technologies in Outreach and Extension (Farm Foundation), January 2001. Amount: $500
GIS/Internet Extension Support (CALS/AREC), 2001. Amount: $12,116.08
Center for Latin American Studies William V. Power Summer Field Research Grant, University
of California, 1996. Amount: $775
Giannini Foundation Research Grant, 1995. $14,000
Haimanti Bhattacharya, MS 2003
Sanchita Sengupta, MS 2002, Committee Chair
Steve Wishart, MS 2002
Patricia Orr, MS 2002
Dan Xu, MS 2001
Mentorship and management
Lead Scientist of Financial Instruments Sector Team
Line manager of Eric Holthaus, Michael Norton 2010
Co-Supervision of Jessica Sharoﬀ 2010
Mentorship of International Labor Organization Fellow Mangesh Patankar for index insurance
project in Philippines
Supervised summer projects of Tse-Ling Teh (Sustainable Development Ph.D. student),
Ricardo Saavedra (MS), Sarah Stiﬀel (Undergraduate student)
Co-Mentor for Climate and Society Masters students ﬁeldwork in Indonesia: Jessica Rosen,
Andrea Basche, and Dan Huber, summer 2010
Nicholas Dahleim, Climate and Society Masters Internship 2009-2010
Line manager of Eric Holthaus, Megan McLaurin, Michael Norton 2009
Somayya A. Khan, Climate and Society Masters Internship 2009
Search committee chair for Index Insurance Staﬀ Associate (Dec 2008)
Haimanti Bhattacharya, EI Postdoc (2007-2008)
Marta Vicarelli, Ph.D and MS thesis mentoring (current, advisor Goeﬀ Heal)
Valerie Mueller, EI, CGSD Postdoc
Miguel Carriquiry, IRI Postdoc mentoring (supervisor Walter Baethgen)
Megan McLaurin, undergaduate thesis advisor with Neil Ward (2006)
Xiaoyu Liu, MS internship supervision with Brad Lyon (2006)
Lauren Faber and Jessica Bolson semester project in EESC W4401.001 MODELS-CLIM-SENS
NAT/HUM SYST (2005)
Agricultural Systems (Editorial Board)
Annals of Association of American Geographers
American Journal of Agricultural Economics
Berkeley Electronic Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy
Environmental and Development Economics
Environmental and Resource Economics
Handbook on Climate Change and Agriculture (Editor Ariel Dinar), Reviewer
International Journal of Climatology
Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics
Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics
Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology of Iran
Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
Journal of Soil and Water Conservation
Journal of Regional Science
Participant in U.S. Government Review of the Working Group I contribution (”Climate Change
2007: The Physical Science Basis”) to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Fourth Assessment Report
NOAA proposal reviewer
Water Resources Research
Weather, Climate, and Society