Barry J. Barnett

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427 Charles E. Barnhart Bldg.
Lexington KY 40546-0276

Phone: 859-257-5762
Fax: 859-323-1913

B.S.University of Kentucky1984
B.B.A.University of Kentucky1984
Ph.D.University of Kentucky1993

Department Chair

Agricultural Insurance, Agricultural Policy, Natural Disaster Risk, Risk and Poverty

Current Projects

Dalhaus T., B.J. Barnett, and R. Finger. “Behavioral Weather Insurance: Applying Cumulative Prospect Theory to Agricultural Insurance Design.” In review at the Journal of Risk and Insurance.

Career Highlights

Barry Barnett's research interests focus on agricultural policy, risk management, and insurance. He writes extensively on U.S. commodity programs and crop insurance. In addition, he has an active research program related to disaster risk management in rural areas of developing countries. Dr. Barnett's research efforts are reflected in numerous articles published in scholarly journals as well as contributions to World Bank, OECD, and USAID publications. He also regularly conducts analysis and makes recommendations at the request of the Risk Management Agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Highlighted Publications

Ye, T., W. Hu, B.J. Barnett, and Y. Gao. Forthcoming. “Area Yield Index Insurance or Farm Yield Crop Insurance? Chinese Perspectives on Farmers' Welfare and Government Subsidy Effectiveness” Journal of Agricultural Economics.

Tack, J.B., K.H. Coble, R. Johansson, A. Harri, and B.J. Barnett. Forthcoming. “The Potential Implications of 'Big Ag Data' for USDA Forecasts” Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy.

Yehouenou, L., B.J. Barnett, A. Harri, and K.H. Coble. December 2018. “STAX Appeal?” Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 40:563-584.

Tack, J.B., K.H. Coble, and B.J. Barnett. September 2018. “Warming Temperatures will Likely Induce Higher Premium Rates and Goverment Outlays for the US Crop Insurance Program” Agricultural Economics 49:635-647.

Ker, A., B. Barnett, D. Jacques, and T. Tolhurst. December 2017. “Canadian Business Risk Management Programs: Private Firms, Crown Corporations, and Public Institutions.” Canadian Journal of Agricultural Economics 65:591-612.

Coble, K.H., L. Chalise, B.J. Barnett, and J.C. Miller. January 2017. “Developing a Feasible Whole Farm Insurance.” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 42:27-44.

Maestro, T., B.J. Barnett, K.H. Coble, A. Garrido and M. Bielza. September 2016. “Drought Index Insurance for the Central Valley Project in California.” Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy 38:521-545.

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