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Journal Articles



Philemon, C.,  Francesco, F.,  Alulu V., Banerjee R., Naibei O., Taye M., Berg M., Galgallo D., Gobu W., Lepariyo W., Muendo K., & Jensen N. (2022). KAZNET: An Open-Source, Micro-Tasking Platform for Remote Locations. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems, 6.


Fava, F., & Vrieling, A. (2021). Earth observation for drought risk financing in pastoral systems of sub-Saharan Africa. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, 48, 44-52.

Graham, M. W., Chelanga, P., Jensen, N. D., Leitner, S. M., Fava, F., & Merbold, L. (2021). A framework for assessing the effects of shock events on livestock and environment in sub-Saharan Africa: The COVID-19 pandemic in Northern KenyaAgricultural Systems, 192, 103203.



Abay, K. A., & Jensen, N. D. (2020). Access to markets, weather risk, and livestock production decisions: Evidence from EthiopiaAgricultural Economics. 2020;51:577–593.


Cheng, Y., Vrieling, A., Fava, F., Meroni, M., Marshall, M., & Gachoki, S. (2020). Phenology of short vegetation cycles in a Kenyan rangeland from PlanetScope and Sentinel-2Remote Sensing of Environment, 248, 112004.

Jensen, Nathaniel, Vincent Alulu, Watson Lepariyo, Tshilidzi Madzivhandila, Bertha Mkandawire-Munthali, Simbarashe Sibanda. 2020. Improving nutrition and health data to and from remote regions. United Nations System Standing Committee on Nutrition (UNSCN)--Nutrition, 45, 96-102.


Jensen, N., Lyons, E., Chebelyon, E., Le Bras, R., & Gomes, C. (2020). Conspicuous monitoring and remote workJournal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 176, 489-511.

Noritomo, Y., & Takahashi, K. (2020). Can insurance payouts prevent a poverty trap? Evidence from randomised experiments in northern KenyaThe Journal of Development Studies, 56(11), 2079-2096.


Takahashi, K., Noritomo, Y., Ikegami, M., & Jensen, N. D. (2020). Understanding pastoralists’ dynamic insurance uptake decisions: Evidence from four-year panel data in EthiopiaFood Policy, 101910.




Banerjee R., Hall A., Mude A., Wandera B and Kelly J. (2019). Emerging research practice for impact in the CGIAR: The case of Index- Based Livestock Insurance (IBLI). Outlook on Agriculture, Volume 48 Issue 3, Pages 255-267


De Oto, L., Vrieling, A., Fava, F., & de Bie, K. C. (2019). Exploring improvements to the design of an operational seasonal forage scarcity index from NDVI time series for livestock insurance in East AfricaInternational Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 82, 101885.


Janzen, S. A., & Carter, M. R. (2019). After the drought: The impact of microinsurance on consumption smoothing and asset protection. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 101, Issue 3, 1 April 2019, Pages 651–671.


Jensen N., Stoeffler, Q., Fava, F., Vrieling, A., Atzberger, C., Meroni, M., Mude, A., and Carter M. (2019). Does the design matter? Comparing satellite-based indices for insuring pastoralists against drought. Ecological Economics, (forthcoming).


Matsuda, A., Takahashi, K., & Ikegami, M. (2019). Direct and indirect impact of index-based livestock insurance in Southern Ethiopia. The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance-Issues and Practice, The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance-Issues and Practice, 1-22.


Tafere, K., Barrett, C. B., & Lentz, E. (2019) Insuring Well-Being? Buyer’s Remorse and Peace of Mind Effects from Insurance. American Journal of Agricultural Economics, 101(3), 627-650.


Takahashi, K., Barrett, C. B., & Ikegami, M. (2019). Does index insurance crowd in or crowd out informal risk sharing? Evidence from rural EthiopiaAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 101, Issue 3, 1 April 2019, Pages 672–69




Cissé, D., & Barrett, C. (2018). Estimating Development Resilience: A Conditional Moments-Based Approach. Journal of Development Economics, 135, 272-284.


Fisher, E., Hellin, J., Greatrex, H., & Jensen, N. (2018). Index insurance and climate risk management: addressing social equityDevelopment Policy Review, 37(5), 581-602.


Jensen, N. D., Mude, A. G., & Barrett, C. B. (2018). How basis risk and spatiotemporal adverse selection influence demand for index insurance: Evidence from northern KenyaFood Policy, 74, 172-198.


Johnson, L., Wandera, B., Jensen, N., & Banerjee, R. (2018). Competing Expectations in an Index-Based Livestock Insurance ProjectThe Journal of Development Studies, 1-19.


Kahiu, M. N., & Hanan, N. P. (2018). Estimation of Woody and Herbaceous Leaf Area Index in Sub-Saharan Africa Using MODIS DataJournal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 123(1), 3-17.


Liao, C., Clark, P., & DeGloria, S. (2018). Bush Encroachment Dynamics and Rangeland Management Implications in the Horn of AfricaEcology and Evolution (in press).


Liao, C., Clark, P. E., Shibia, M., & DeGloria, S. D. (2018). Spatiotemporal dynamics of cattle behavior and resource selection patterns on East African rangelands: evidence from GPS-trackingInternational Journal of Geographical Information Science, 32(7), 1523-1540.


Liao, C. (2018). Quantifying Multi-Scale Pastoral Mobility: Developing A Metrics System and Using GPS-Tracking Data for EvaluationJournal of Arid Environments, 153, 88-97.


Liao, C., & Clark, P. (2018). Rangeland Vegetation Diversity and Transition Pathways under Indigenous Pastoralist Management Regimes in Southern EthiopiaAgriculture, Ecosystems & Environment, 215, 105-113.


Liao, C. (2018). Modeling Herding Decision-Making in the Extensive Grazing System in Southern EthiopiaAnnals of American Association of Geographers, 108 (1): 260-276.



Bageant, E. R., & Barrett, C. B. (2017). Are There Gender Differences in Demand for Index-Based Livestock Insurance?The Journal of Development Studies, 53(6), 932-952.


Bauer, J. M., & Mburu, S. (2017). Effects of drought on child health in Marsabit District, Northern Kenya. Economics & Human Biology, 24, 74-79.

Liao, C., Clark, P., DeGloria, S., & Barrett, C. (2017). Complexity in the Spatial Utilization of Rangelands: Pastoral Mobility in Borana, EthiopiaApplied Geography, 86, 208-219.

Liao, C., & Fei, D. (2017). Pastoralist Adaptation Practices under Non-Governmental Development Interventions in Southern Ethiopia. The Rangeland Journal, 39 (2): 189-200.


Jensen, N., & Barrett, C. (2017). Agricultural Index Insurance for Development. Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy, 39(2), 199-219.


Jensen, N. D., Barrett, C. B., & Mude, A. G. (2017). Cash transfers and index insurance: A comparative impact analysis from northern KenyaJournal of Development Economics, 129, 14-28.


Jensen, N., Ikegami, M., & Mude, A. (2017). Integrating social protection strategies for improved impact: A comparative evaluation of cash transfers and index insurance in Kenya. The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance-Issues and Practice, 42(4), 675-707.


Mburu, S. (2017). Effects of livestock herd migration on child schooling in Marsabit District, KenyaCompare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 47(4), 545-560.




Janzen, S. A., Jensen, N. D., & Mude, A. G. (2016). Targeted social protection in a pastoralist economy: case study from KenyaRevue Scientifique et Technique-Office International des Epizooties, 35(2), 587-596.


Jensen, N. D., Barrett, C. B., & Mude, A. G. (2016). Index insurance quality and basis risk: evidence from northern KenyaAmerican Journal of Agricultural Economics, 98(5), 1450-1469.


Liao, C., Ruelle, M., & Kassam, K-A. (2016). Indigenous Ecological Knowledge as the Basis for Adaptation to Rangeland Vegetation Regime Shifts: Evidence from Pastoralist Communities in the Horn of Africa. Journal of Environmental Management, 182 (2016): 70-79.


Liao, C., & Fei, D. (2016). Resilience of What to What: Evidence from Pastoral Contexts in East Africa and Central AsiaResilience: International Policies, Practices and Discourses, 4 (1): 14-29.


Mburu, S., Otterbach, S., Sousa-Poza, A., & Mude, A. (2017). Income and asset poverty among pastoralists in northern Kenya. The Journal of Development Studies, 53(6), 971-986.


Pelletier B, Hickey G, Bothi K, & Mude, A. (2016). Linking Rural Livelihood Resilience and Food Security: an International Challenge. Food Security, 8: 469.


Takahashi, K., Ikegami, M., Sheahan, M., & Barrett, C. B. (2016). Experimental evidence on the drivers of index-based livestock insurance demand in Southern EthiopiaWorld Development, 78, 324-340.


Upton, J. B., Cissé, J. D., & Barrett, C. B. (2016). Food security as resilience: reconciling definition and measurementAgricultural Economics, 47(S1), 135-147.


Vrieling A, Meroni M, Mude A, Chantarat S, Ummenhofer C, & de Bie Kees. (2016). Early Assessment of Seasonal Forage Availability for Mitigating the Impact of Drought of East Africa PastoralistsRemote Sensing of Environment, 174: 44-55


Woodard, J. D., Shee, A., & Mude, A. (2016). A Spatial Econometric Approach to Designing and Rating Scalable Index Insurance in the Presence of Missing DataGeneva Papers on Risk and Insurance Issues and Practice, April, Volume 41, Issue 2, pp 259–279.




Shee, A., Turvey, C. G., & Woodard, J. (2015). A field study for assessing risk-contingent credit for Kenyan pastoralists and dairy farmersAgricultural Finance Review, 75(3), 330-348.




De Leeuw, J., Vrieling, A., Shee, A., Atzberger, C., Hadgu, K. M., Biradar, C. M., … & Turvey, C. (2014). The potential and uptake of remote sensing in insurance: A reviewRemote Sensing, 6(11), 10888-10912.


Vrieling, A., Meroni, M., Shee, A., Mude, A. G., Woodard, J., de Bie, C. K., & Rembold, F. (2014). Historical extension of operational NDVI products for livestock insurance in KenyaInternational Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 28, 238-251.




Chantarat, S., Mude, A. G., Barrett, C. B., & Carter, M. R. (2013). Designing index‐based livestock insurance for managing asset risk in northern KenyaJournal of Risk and Insurance, 80(1), 205-237.




Lybbert, T. J., Galarza, F. B., McPeak, J., Barrett, C. B., Boucher, S. R., Carter, M. R., … & Mude, A. (2010). Dynamic field experiments in development economics: Risk valuation in Morocco, Kenya, and PeruAgricultural and Resource Economics Review, 39(2), 176-192.


McPeak, J., Chantarat, S., & Mude, A. (2010). Explaining index-based livestock insurance to pastoralistsAgricultural Finance Review, 70(3), 333-352.

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