A Kenyan national, Dr. Andrew Mude pursued his undergraduate degree in Gettysburg College, Pennslyvania. In 1999, he graduated summa cum laude with a major in Economics and a minor in Mathematics and French. In 2000, Dr. Mude joined Cornell University in New York in pursuit of his doctoral degree in Economics with a concentration in development economics and applied econometrics. He graduated with his PhD in June, 2006. As part of his dissertation research, Dr. Mude spent six-months in the field studying coffee producers and their cooperatives in Murang’a district Kenya. For this effort he won the silver medal at the 2007 Global Development Network. Upon completion of is doctoral degree in Economics from Cornell University, Dr. Mude joined ILRI in August 2006 as an Economist at ILRIs Targeting and Innovations Program.
Current Research Projects
Dr. Mude’s current portfolio deals largely with researching and designing risk-management and development interventions to help increase resilience and reduce vulnerability amongst poor livestock-dependent households. As climate change has been identified as one of the greatest sources of vulnerability among the target population, his focus is primarily on climate change risk management and climate-robust development innovations. Dr. Mude’s current flagship project involves leading the effort the design, develop and implement index-based livestock insurance aimed at protecting pastoralist against drought-related livestock mortality. See www.ilri.org/livestockinsurance
Andrew G. Mude, Christopher B. Barrett, John G. McPeak, Robert Kaitho and Patti Kristjanson, “Empirical Forecasting of Slow-Onset Disasters for Improved Emergency Response”, Food Policy, Vol 34, Issue 4, pp. 329 – 339, August 2009
Andrew G. Mude, Sommarat Chantarat, Christopher B. Barrett, Michael R. Carter, Munenobu Ikegami, John G. McPeak, “Insuring Against Drought-Related Livestock Mortality: Piloting Index Based Livestock Insurance in Northern Kenya” ILRI Working Paper 2009
Sommarat Chantarat, Andrew G. Mude, Christopher B. Barrett and Calum G. Turvey, “The Performance of Index Based Livestock Insurance in the Presence of a Poverty Trap” Cornell University Working Paper 2009
Sommarat Chantarat, Andrew G. Mude, Christopher B. Barrett, Michael R., Carter, “Designing Index Based Livestock Insurance for Managing Asset Risk in Northern Kenya” Cornell University Working Paper 2009
Sommarat Chantarat, Calum G. Turvey, Christopher B. Barrett, and Andrew G. Mude, "Improving Humanitarian Response to Slow-Onset Disasters Using Famine Indexed Weather Derivatives," Agricultural Finance Review, Vol. 68, Issue 1, pp. 169-195, September 2008
Sommarat Chantarat, Christopher B. Barrett, Andrew G. Mude and Calum G. Turvey, "Using Weather Index Insurance to Improve Drought Response For Famine Prevention," American Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 89, Issue 5, pp. 1262-1268, December 2007
Andrew G. Mude, “Institutional Incompatibility and Deregulation: Explaining the Dismal Performance of Kenya’s Coffee Cooperatives,” in Christopher B. Barrett, Andrew G. Mude and John M. Omiti, editors, Decentralization and the Social Economics of Development: Lessons from Kenya (CAB International, 2007)
Christopher B. Barrett, Andrew G. Mude and John M. Omiti, editors, Decentralization and the Social Economics of Development: Lessons from Kenya (CAB International, 2007)
Andrew G. Mude, Christopher B. Barrett, John G. McPeak and Cheryl Doss, “Educational Investments in a Dual Economy”, Economica, Vol 74, Issue 294, pp. 351 – 369, May 2007
Andrew G. Mude, “Explaining the Dismal Financial Performance of Financial Service Institutions,” Agricultural Finance Review, Vol 66, No. 2 (Fall 2006), pp. 267-281.
Luc Christaensen, Andrew Dabalen, Andrew G. Mude, “Well-Being and Poverty in Ethiopia: The Role of Agriculture, Aid and Agency,” World Bank Report No 29468-ET