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Leigh Johnson’s research featured in a whiteboard video on Climate change and insurance markets

risikogeschaefte_grauDr. Leigh Johnson, who joined the UO Geography faculty in Spring 2016, has had her research on risk transfer in markets in the context of climate change featured in a video released by the University of Zurich, where she completed her post-doc. It’s one of those cool whiteboard drawing videos! It looks at a product called index insurance, which was offered to farmers in rural Kenya to help them cope with losses of crops and other disasters potentially associated with climate change. This development project failed, however, and Dr Johnson’s research examines how various actors in the process acted, their motivations, and the future potential of this type of insurance. Watch it! It’s a fantastic five minute overview of an important issue!

And if you want to read an article in German on the research, click here.