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

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

Yehouenou, L., B.J. Barnett, A. Harri, and K.H. Coble. Forthcoming. “STAX Appeal?” Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy.

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.

Barnett, B.J. August 2014. “The Last Farm Bill?” Southern Agricultural Economics Association presidential address, Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics 46:311-319.

Barnett, B. April 2014. “Multiple-Peril Crop Insurance: Successes and Challenges.” Agricultural Finance Review 74:200-216.

Barnett, B.J. and B. Collier. 2014. “Reflections on Doing Bad by Doing Good.” Studies in Emergent Order 7:74-80.

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