Laura Paul is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Experimental and Applied Economics at the University of Delaware.
Her research employs experimental and behavioral economics to investigate agricultural and environmental issues. Current projects study the design of policy to reduce non-point source pollution and include an experiment on voluntary conservation program enrollment. Her dissertation work identified hurdles to widespread adoption of drought-tolerant maize in East Africa, despite its potential to increase household resilience. Laura Paul received her Ph.D. in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Davis, an M.A. in Economics from Duke University, and an A.B. in Economics from Kenyon College.
Challenges in Recruiting U.S. Farmers for Policy-Relevant Economic Field Experiments (In Press at AEPP; with Collin Weigel, Paul Ferraro, and Kent Messer)
Experimental evidence on the impact of DT Maize and index insurance on small-holder maize farmers in Mozambique and Tanzania (with Steve Boucher, Michael Carter, Jon Einar Flatnes, Travis Lybbert, Jonathan Malacarne, and Paswel Marenya)